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Ivana Müller
Forces de la nature

Ivana Müller

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  • Debates
  • Live performance
  • maison Folie Wazemmes
  • 1h15
  • Pass Latitudes

Forces de la nature

Roped together as one might be to climb a mountatin, five dancers form a single organism with many heads, which are subject to and then undermine collectively the Forces de la nature

In this piece, performed for the first time in the middle of the pandemic, the Croatian choreographer Ivana Müller, whose humorous, often derisive perspective on reality is a trademark, here examines the idea of group movements and subsequent interdependence. Five dancers, whose individuality is not in question, compose together a complex entity, channeling different energies and ideas. Their intentions may not be the same, but they must work inside a single ecosystem and construct together an imaginary and physical collective space. With Forces de la nature, Ivana Muller wittily examines the group dynamic when the group faces an ordeal, revealing what we all have in common, the pertinence of individual and collective choices and the need to be aware of, to listen to others

Thursday meeting with the artistic team

Accessibility information:
Texts spoken in French, seated audience


Choreographer, director, author.
Through her choreographic and theatrical work as well as her performances, installations and texts, she creates poetics of language, questions the body and its representations, rethinks the politics of the spectacle and the spectacular, revisits the place of imagination and the imaginary, questions the notion of “participation”, explores the idea of value and continues to be inspired by the relationship between performer and spectator. His work is often experimental, radical and formally innovative. The idea of movement and the body remains central to her artistic interest. Although she creates in different forms, the theatre remains the main context in which she develops and presents her work. Her plays – among others How Heavy Are My Thoughts (2003), While We Were Holding It Together (2006), Playing Ensemble And Again (2008), 60 Minutes of Opportunism (2010), Partituur (2011), In Common (2012), We Are Still Watching (2012-2019), Positions (2013), Edges (2016), Conversations Déplacées (2017), Hors-Champ (2018), Entre-Deux (2019) – have been produced and presented in multiple festivals and theatres in Europe, the United States, Brazil and Asia over the past 17 years.
Occasionally his work is also shown in the context of visual art, including the Venice Biennale in 2015, the Garage Museum Of Contemporary Art (Moscow), Hayward Gallery/Southbank Center (London), Kunsthalle (Düsseldorf), National Museum of Singapore, Zachęta – National Gallery, Warsaw etc.
As part of her artistic practice, Ivana Müller organises artistic and discursive encounters and collaborative practices. She also teaches frequently, including at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam, SNDO in Amsterdam, the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies in Giessen, the University of Paris 8, the University of Hamburg, the Zürich School of Art, SODA- HZT in Berlin, PARTS Brussels, etc.
Ivana Müller was born in Zagreb and grew up in Croatia and Amsterdam. She lives in Paris and works internationally.


concept, text and choreography Ivana Müller
in collaboration with the performers Julien Lacroix, Anne Lenglet (alternating with Daphné Koutsafti), Sylvain Riéjou (alternating with Julien Gallée-Ferré), Irina Solano (alternating with Bahar Temiz), Vincent Weber
set design in collaboration with Alix Boillot
light creation and stage management Fanny Lacour
costumes Suzanne Veiga Gomes, assisted by François Maurisse
creation of the soundscape Cornelia Friederike Müller et Nils De Coster
artistic collaboration Anne Lenglet, Jonas Rutgeerts
collaboration to French translation Julien Lacroix, François Maurisse
administration, production I’M COMPANY / ORLA (François Maurisse, Capucine Goin)
production, diffusion KUMQUAT | performing arts Gerco de Vroeg, Laurence Larcher
coproduction Schauspiel Leipzig, Residenz, Leipzig (DE) / Ménagerie de Verre, Paris (FR) / BUDA Kunstencentrum, Courtrai (BE) / CCN2 – Centre national
chorégraphique de Grenoble (FR) / Kaaitheater, Bruxelles (BE) / Tanzfabrik Berlin (DE)
supports Direction régionale des affaires culturelles d’Île-de-France – Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication au titre de l’aide à la
structuration / APAP – performing europe 2020 (EU) / ACT – Art Climate Transition network (EU)
thanks Théâtre Paris-Villette / Nanterre-Amandiers, CDN / Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers / La Briqueterie, Centre de développement chorégraphique national du Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine (FR)

tour 21, 22 juin 2022 au Black Box teater, Oslo (NO)
      14, 15 octobre 2022 au Festival Experimenta, Le Pacifique – CDCN Grenoble (FR)
      8, 9, 17, 18, 19, 20 novembre 2022 au Festival d’Automne à Paris, Maison des Métallos, Paris (FR)
      21, 22 mars 2023 au Carré-Colonnes, Blanquefort (FR)
With the support of the SACD and ONDA within the framework of the Programme Trio(s).