[Touring dates]

[Pro access]

Premiere 2022


With Anima, the breath that moves the material has a protagonist part. In latin, anima refers to the act of breathing.
By extension it also means the soul and relates to the vital principle of breathing life into the body.


The piece reveals the emergence and reappearance of a ramified shape. The performers standing all around in a circle come in progressively, to outstretch and animate the structure on a 15 meters height. The conjunction of the overall movements of the bodies and the materials reveal the spaces in-between, giving them a shape, a volume.


With the creation of ANIMA I imagine building a circular space and a suspended time, where bringing together performers, spectators, passers-by, inhabitants, has a protagonist role in the proposal. This space is meant to be like a parenthesis opened in the heart of the cities, where we could gather side by side in the here and now. As when taking a common breath creates a temporary suspension.


“After ten years without using sound or music in any of my pieces, ANIMA is the chance for me to start a new exploration by collaborating with bagpiper, composer and improviser Erwan Keravec, who plays live in the piece together with Tangui Le Cras.”



Conception  Jordi Galí

Creation and performance  Jeanne Vallauri, Jérémy Paon, Julia Moncla, Konrad Kaniuk, Lea Helmstädter, Anne-Sophie Gabert

With Silvère Simon, Julien Quartier, Jordi Galí
Music Erwan Keravec
Live musicians Erwan Keravec & Tangui Le Cras, with Mickaël Cozien & Adrien Laperche
Technical crew Katia Mozet, Julien Quartier
Structure Nicolas Picot, CEN.Construction


Duration  30 minutes


Production Arrangement Provisoire
Coproductions  ICI – CCN de Montpellier Occitanie (FR) ; Mercat de les Flors (Barcelona, ES) ; Le Quartz – Scène nationale de Brest (FR) ; Lieux Publics – CNAREP & Pôle européen de production Marseille (FR) ; Pronomade(s) en Haute Garonne – CNAREP (FR) ; CCN2 Grenoble (FR) ; L’Atelline – Lieu d’activation art & espace public (FR) ; Les Tombées de la nuit (FR) ; La Coloc’ de la culture (FR) ; Le Pacifique – CDCN Grenoble (FR) ; Art’R – lieu de fabrique itinérant pour les arts de la rue (FR) ; La Maison des Métallos (FR) ; Le Fourneau – CNAREP Brest (FR)

With Aide nationale à la création pour les arts de la rue – DGCA, Adami
With the support of Groupe des 20 Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes ; De Facto (FR) ; La Transverse (FR)


With the complicity of KompleX KapharnaüM (FR)