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Premiere: Charleroi Danse, Brussels, 26/01/2018

About this event

Member of the renowned ballets C de la B, Koen Augustijnen joins Rosalba Torres Guerrero, wonderful performer for Rosas and numerous other stage artists, to work on shows that are like anything else. For their latest creation, Augustijnen and Torres Guerrero plunge themselves in the world of competitive boxing which is taken out from the arena and brought on stage. They explore all its aspects, from extreme physicality to the boxer and audience’s psychology. During the show, the live video highlights the showdown: zoom on the bodies, where desire flirts with danger. Violence is sublimated by its own troubling beauty: this is what fascinates the public, which plays along. On stage, five professional boxers and four dancers perform. The hidden side of the boxer is unveiled in his vulnerability, his loneliness together with the humanity of a champion.



Theater season 2018/2019
from 21/05/2019 to 22/05/2019

Artistic Data

concept and choreography Koen Augustijnen and Rosalba Torres Guerrero
in collaboration with the dancers/boxers Arturo Franc Vargas, Giulia Piana, Tayeb Benamara, Sophia Rodriguez, Karim Kalonji, Mohammed Smahneh, Yipoon Chiem, Alka Matewa, Samuel Koussedoh and Sinan Durmaz
dramaturgy Dirk Verstockt
executive producer Gloed asbl
co-produced by Charleroi Danse, Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg, Théâtre La Villette Paris, La Comédie de Clermont-Ferrand, La Rose des Vents Villeneuve d’Ascq, Le Manège Maubeuge, Victoria Deluxe Ghent, Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione, Kunstencentrum 7 Vooruit Ghent, De Grote Post Oostende, A.M. Qattan Foundation, Action Zoo Humain Ghent
with support of the Flemish Government, City of Ghent, Action Zoo Humain, A.M Qattan Foundation


photo Danny Willems

a production of (B) • Production Emilia Romagna Teatro