top of page

Urban distortions

Dance performance

version XS or M

Synopsis / Interdisciplinary installation-performance through which dance, song and territory meet, triggering the public’s mobility in a spirit of proximity and intimacy. Dancers and musicians are inside transparent inflatables bubbles.

Urban distortions takes an interest in the clash of territories, speeds and movements of different scales through the exploration and the decoding of three cities: Hong Kong, Mtwapa (Kenya) and Brussels.
We are trying out a deciphering of the city, a system of urban reading and writing, with humour and certain strangeness brought about as a result of decontextualisation.
The singer/musician Matthieu Ha develops a language without words with witch he ends up with his Haute Contre voice in a musical style close to minimal and baroque music.

Between performance and installation, the two sides of this dance project, with their diverging issues, meet at the perceptive distortions level.



scenography & ​choreography
Pierre Larauza  + Emmanuelle Vincent

Emmanuelle Vincent
Sara Tan / Ivy Tsui Yik Chit / Nhu Xuyen
Charles Ngombengombe​


Pierre Larauza
Thy Truong Minh
Olga Mendel Ndaya

live musicians

Matthieu  Ha
Guillaume Martigné

Teddy Chilla

technical manager
Serge Payen


Rencontres d’été de la Chartreuse, 2010, associé au festival IN Avignon,
2010,​ (France)
Bangk(zero)k festival, 2010, Bangkok (Thaïland)
​​Festival VIA, 2011, Mons (Belgium)
Festival Nouveaux auteurs,
2011, Halle (Germany)
Festival Chalon dans la rue,
2011, Chalon-sur-Saône (France)
Augusti TantsuFestival,
2011, Tallinn (Estonia)

Fêtes Romanes, 2011, Wolluwe, (Belgium)
Nuit Blanche de Bruxelles,
2011, (Belgium)
Kermesse Belgo-japonaise, 2011, (Belgium)

Festival Mötel Mozaique, 2012, Rotterdam (Netherlands)
Mois de la Francophonie (National Portrait Gallery), 2012, Washington, (USA)
Lumen8Anacostia festival (Old Police Warehouse), 2012, Washington, (USA)
D-Festival, 2012, Brussels (Belgium)
Baltoscandal Festival, 2012, Rakvere (Estonia)
Internationale Tanzmesse, 2012, Düsseldorf  (Germany)

Danseurs en transit​, Maison de la culture ​et de la cohésion sociale, 2013, Brussels (Belgium)
​​Festival VIA​, 2013, Jeumont (France)
​​Festival Croisements​, 2013, Wuhan and Beijing (China)
French May​, 2013, Hong Kong (China)
Nanluoguxiang Festival, 2013, Beijing (China)
Beijing Dance Festival​, 2013, Beijing (China)

Fêtes Romanes, 2013, Wolluwe, (Belgium)
Macau City Fringe Festival, 2013, Macau (China)
Guangdong Dance Festival​, 2013, Guangzhou (China)
Festival On y danse, 2014, Paris (France)



Possible show configurations:
> outdoor (urban area)
> indoor installation
> on stage 

Duration & Cast:​
15-20' (version XS)
- 1 dancer
- 1 performer

- 1 live musician

45'-60' (version M)
- 3 dancers
- 3 performers
- 2 live musicians
- 1 technician



Urban distortions

Lille 3000, 17-18 November 2012

Kermesse Desorientale, November 2012, Lille 3000 (France)

bottom of page