La Valse

Dance film by Thierry De Mey, 2011

La Valse is dance a film by Thierry De Mey based on the choreography created on Maurice Ravel’s La Valse as the final part of ZOO’s performance Accords. Created as part of the triptych Equi Voci, the film La Valse exists in versions for one or three screens. It has also been presented with a live orchestra.

Starting with Maurice Ravel’s choreographic poem for orchestra, Thomas Hauert has produced an abstract composition in which intercerebrality, the mental space between the performers is experienced as a flock of birds unleashing the complexity of its figures, with no conductor and with no pre-established plan. The harmonies, the melodies, the counterpoints are translated, amplified or physically deflected by the dancers. The rhythms travel from body to body to form captivating polyphonies of movement, a dynamic to which Thierry De Mey presented a response in the dance film La Valse: here he sets up the whirling rhetoric of acrobatics.

Concept and direction Thierry De Mey
Choreography Thomas Hauert
Dancers Thomas Hauert, Martin Kilvady, Sara Ludi, Zoe Poluch, Mat Voorter, Samantha van Wissen, Liz Kinoshita, Albert Quesada, Gabriel Schenker, Fabián Barba, Eun Kyung Lee, Sirah Foighel, Franziska Aigner, Marisa Cabal, Marco Torrice
Music La Valse Maurice Ravel
Performed by The Vienna Philharmonic, directed by Lorin Maazel
Costumes OWN
Production Charleroi Danses
Coproduction Arte France, Eroïca Productions, ZOO/Thomas Hauert

22 November 2010
11 December 2010
BPS22 Charleroi (BE)
16 January 2011
IDN Festival Barcelona (ES)
31 January 2011
Arte TV Paris (FR)
24 February 2011
26 February 2011
1 April 2011
Festival Les Composites Compiègne (FR)
30 October 2011
4 November 2011
Videonale Festival Köln (DE)
22 November 2011
23 November 2011
24 November 2011
La Gaîté lyrique Paris (FR)
24 November 2011
25 November 2011
26 November 2011
27 November 2011
1 December 2011
Cinedans Amsterdam (NL)
3 December 2011
Cinedans Amsterdam (NL)
4 December 2011
Cinedans Amsterdam (NL)
2 March 2012
3 March 2012
7 March 2012
Muvész ArtMozi Budapest (HU)
7 March 2012
Festival On Marche Marrakech (MA)
23 March 2012
Festival Whynot Amsterdam (NL)
29 June 2012
Armunia Festival Cappella (IT)
30 June 2012
Armunia Festival Cappella (IT)
1 July 2012
Armunia Festival Cappella (IT)
21 August 2012
26 September 2012
28 September 2012
20 October 2012
eXplore dance festival Bucharest (RO)
14 March 2013
17 March 2013
Theater aan het Vrijthof Maastricht (NL)
4 May 2013
5 May 2013
29 October 2013
Arte+7 Germany (DE)
6 November 2013
Arte+7 Germany (DE)
11 November 2013
Arte+7 Germany (DE)
13 August 2014
TanzPlan Ost St Gallen (CH)
17 August 2014
TanzPlan Ost St Gallen (CH)
26 November 2016
Tanz Festival Winterthur Winterthur (BE)
17 September 2017
BeethovenFest Bonn (DE)
4–5 May 2019
Das Tanzfest Luzern (CH)
4–5 May 2019
Fête de la danse Lausanne (CH)
5 May 2019
Fête de la danse Vevey (CH)
31 May 2024