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Cie Dame de Pic / Karine Pontiès

Holeulone is the name of a three-pronged artistic project: a choreographed performance, a book and an animated film. At its core is a quest for self in the midst of a desperate physical confrontation.

This combination of choreography and visual art – a striking blend of physical movement, images, lights and poetic text – is loosely inspired by Daniel Keyes’s sci-fi classic Flowers for Algernon.


Holeulone explores the twists and turns of identity and consciousness, plunging into the mind of Charlie, a curious character seemingly devoid of intelligence. Following an experimental scientific intervention, his brain begins to develop… Charlie soon begins to realise certain things about the world around him, about his own emotional ineptitude, about who he was and who he has become. An unsettling journey to the dark side of the soul, told through impeccable acting and evocative imagery.

Movements, lines, colours, sounds and shapes are all subsumed into this dizzying dance, teetering on the edge of the oneiric abyss; a brutal, incessant combat between a dual body and all-consuming imagery… Between vertigo and violence, the choreography evokes the quest for the self in the form of a desperate physical combat.

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Concept: Karine Ponties
Choreography: Karine Ponties
Light design: Florence Richard
Animation: Thierry Van Hasselt
Music: Dominique Pauwels
Script: Mylène Lauzon, Eric Domeneghtty
Sets: Wilfrid Roche
Technical director: Julie Rousse
Performers: Eric Domeneghetty, Jaroslav Vinarsky
Co-produced by: Centre Chorégraphique National d'Orléans; L'Echangeur; 3 bis F. lieu d'arts contemporains (France); Het Muziek Lod, Gand (Belgium); Ponec Divadlo, Prague (Czech Republic)
Artistic residencies: Endanza, Séville (Spain); Centre Chorégraphique d'Orléans; Riffinerie du plan K, Bruxelles (Belgium); Het Muziek Lod, Ponec Divaddlo; 3 bis F, lieu d'arts contemporains; l'Echangeur; Fère en Tardenois
With support from: Ministère de la Communauté Française Wallonie-Bruxelles; Service de la Danse, CGRI

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  • Place of capture : Le Palace
  • Collection : Mimos 2008