Emmanuel Eggermont / L'Anthracite (Lille)  

15 – 16 Oct 2021 | Potsdamer Tanztage 2021Dance / performance

Between darkness and light, a play of visible transformation emerges, gracefully taking shape. Not everything seems to be as it appears. In reference to the concept of "aberration" from astronomy, which means a difference between the apparent direction of a star and its actual direction, the piece is based on a choreographic study that tests the ability to estimate. It acts as a shift towards a twisted and subtly absurd universe in which each shade of grey opens up a new palette of images.

"Aberration [...] imprints its mystery on the mind. But there is nothing hermetic about it. Emmanuel Eggermont, his pageboy figure, his gaze obsessed by a mysterious landscape, his classical technique imbued with numerous inspirations, form a coherent and personal universe, permeable to all our reveries".
Alexander Demidoff, "Emmanuel Eggermont, a dream of dance in Geneva", Le Temps, 2020

"Emmanuel Eggermont's piece is characterised by an objective beauty. Wherever you look, it is clear that everything is in harmony. And although beauty is not what he is looking for, it results from this search."
Muriel Weyl, "White beauty", I/O Gazette, 2020


Price info Ticket

Advance booking: 16 € / red. 8 € / tanzcard 12 €
Evening box office: 17 € / red. 8 € / tanzcard 13 €
Festival pass: 85 € / red. 45 € / tanzcard 65 €

Double bill with Ersatzteillager on the same day, 19h, Kunstraum c/o Waschhaus:
Advance booking: 20 € / red. 9 € / tanzcard 16 €
Evening box office: 21 € / red. 9 € / tanzcard 17 €

Advance tickets (except festival pass) are valid as a ticket for public transportation for one person for the Berlin ABC area (Berlin/Potsdam) two hours before the start of the event and until 3:00 a.m. the following day.

Admission to the shows is only possible in compliance with the applicable distance and hygiene rules and with presentation of a valid vaccination, test or convalescence certificate. Please also note the obligation for contact tracing.

Testzentrum: Testcenter Potsdam Schiffbauergasse - Schnelltest (15minutentest.de)



Concept, Choreography: Emmanuel Eggermont
Dancers: Emmanuel Eggermont
Artistic collaboration and photography: Jihyé Jung
Music: Julien Lepreux
Lighting design: Alice Dussart
Artistic advice: Élise Vandewalle
Production management: Violaine Kalouaz
Production and distribution: Sylvia Courty
Co-production: CCNT Direction Thomas Lebrun, ADC Genève, Le Gymnase CDCN Roubaix Hauts-de-France, La Maison CDCN Uzès Gard Occitanie, Le Tandem Scène Nationale, Pôle Sud CDCN Strasbourg, le théâtre de Nîmes-scène conventionnée d'intérêt national - Art et Création - danse contemporaine. 
Supported by: DRAC Hauts-de-France, Région Hauts-de-France SPEDIDAM.
Funded project within the Etape Danse programme, initiated by the French Institute in Germany of the Federal Republic of Germany - Office for Theatre and Dance, in collaboration with the Maison CDCN Uzès Gard Occitanie, the Théâtre de Nîmes - scène conventionnée d'intérêt national - Art et Création - danse contemporaine, fabrik Potsdam and Interplay International Festival of Contemporary Dance (Turin) in collaboration with La lavanderia a Vapore / Fondazione Piemonte dal Vivo (Piedmont) and the support of the DGCA - Ministry of Culture and the City of Potsdam
Emmanuel Eggermont is an associate artist of the Centre Chorégraphique National de Tours Tours, directed by Thomas Lebrun (2019-2021)
Duration: approx. 55 minutes