© Thibault Vancraenenbroeck



'Rhizome' is a botanical term used to define an underground tendril that develops branches, leaves or other roots, growing from one of its extremities, while consuming itself from others. It is also a philosophical concept developed by Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari in the introduction to their book A Thousand Plateaus. This concept is defined by its principles of connection, heterogeneity, rupture, multiplicity and cartography. All these elements were used as starting point for the creation of the evolving title quartet … rhizomes…, designed to grow with the addition of a new word at each performance.

… rhizomes… is the second piece of the choreographic triptych anarborescences

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production Coto de Caza now Niels Production (Brussels)
co-production IFOB / Iles de Danses 1999 (Paris), Théâtre Les Tanneurs (Brussels) et Charleroi Danses / Centre Chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (Bruxelles-Charleroi)
with the support of Ministère de la Communauté française de Belgique - Direction générale de la Culture - Service général des Arts de la Scène - Service de la Danse, Charleroi Danses and SACD
length 50 min
choreography Olga de Soto
music Kaija Saariaho (Près, for cello and electronics, recorded by Anssi Karttunen), Salvatore Sciarrino (All'aure in una lontananza, for flute, played by Roberto Fabbriciani) and Michael Jarrell (Assonance IV, for two percussions, two pianos and electronics)
set design and costumes Thibault Vancraenenbroeck
lighting Gaëtan van den Berg and Laurence Halloy
technical direction Laurence Halloy
with Stefan Dreher, Pascale Gigon, Stéphane Hisler and Olga de Soto

© Catherine Alvès
Recording made by Aliocha Van der Avoort at Théâtre Les Tanneurs, Brussels, 1999 (partial recording)
Edition: Montxo de Soto