Pastime Paradise

Creation 2014 in collaboration with the Russian dance company Dialogue Dance

Playing is a return to the intense innocence of childhood but also a snub to boredom. It is a vitality test that keeps desire intact. As long as desire persists, one does not die.

Playing is to forge a daily way of life that evades the obsession with quantitative evaluation. Keeping part of freedom, and the unexpected, alive. Interesting oneself in these life spans, as vital as they are useless, in these discrete locations where everyone is returned to his or her most intimate depths and yet where he/she encounters others.

We create performances because everyone is flawed, incomplete; human beings need to dream, to fall in love, tell jokes, and share stories to compete their experience of the world. Playing is rightly one of the most delicious ways to share.The place we meet is the place we play.

“It’s high time for the borders within us to fall (…) It’s time we were intoxicated by the still unknown places within us, opening up the confines of our true identity. It’s time for me to have no other horizon than that of my dizzying complexity since it is here that I can fully enjoy the fierce and caressing poetry of not setting myself any boundaries.” MARCEL MOREAU


Choreography Karine Ponties

Dancers Ivan Estegneev, Mariya Kachalkova, Tatyana Karavanova, Evgeny Kulagin

Original music David Monceau

Dramaturgy and light design Guillaume Toussaint Fromentin

Production: Dame de Pic / Cie Karine Ponties and Dialogue Dance

With the support of: Institut Français de Russie and Wallonie Bruxelles International

Dame de Pic / Cie Karine Ponties is supported by the Ministry of Culture of Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, service danse and Wallonie-Bruxelles International and the Agence Wallonie Bruxelles Théâtre/Danse.

21.11.2017 • Pori Dance Company’s – Dance Month 2017 – Festival, Pori, Finland

09.04.2016 → 2016-04-10 • Théâtre des Nations, , Russia

19.03.2016Stansia Art Venue, Kostroma, Russia

28.11.2015Stansia Art Venue, Kostroma, Russia

25.11.2015 • Na Grani (On the Edge), Contemporary Dance Festival, Yekaterinburg, Russia

08.10.2015Territoria Festival, Moscow, Russia

28.02.2015Stansia Art Venue, Kostroma, Russia

20.12.2014 → 2014-12-21Stansia Art Venue, Kostroma, Russia