TOUR places the question of vocal work and breath center stage. A small platform is the setting for a solo, completely based on the sound and gestures made by the dancer. Wheezing, laughter and other organic sounds are exuded at the heart of an open stage. David Wampach is choreographer to his own voice, handling his breath with care and allowing his body to play with the sounds induced by his imagination.

An uneasy sound portrait unfolds in TOUR. One of a primal being, overtaken by the incessant and uncontrollable rhythm of the respiratory flow. A Dyonisian being, boiling in an archaic flow, who is no longer able to comminicate through speech. A being who is either beyond or on this side of anything cerebral.

choreography and performance • David Wampach
sound • Mikko Hynninen
assistant choreography • Christian Ubl
costume and set • Rachel Garcia
stage management • Gaëtan Lebret
light • Benjamin Boiffier
vocal work • Dalila Khatir
artistic advisor • Maxime de Bruyn
outside advice • Mark Tompkins, Marie Orts

production • Association Achles

coproduction • Le Cratère, Scène nationale d’Alès, Théâtre de Vanves / Festival ArtDanThé 2013, Programme « Etape Danse » : Bureau du Théâtre et de la danse à Berlin, CDC Uzès Danse, fabrik Potsdam, Centre chorégraphique national La Rochelle.

with the support of • la Préfecture de Région Languedoc-Roussillon – Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles et la Région Languedoc-Roussillon au titre de l’aide à la compagnie conventionnée, Arcadi, in the frame of Hors Saison, le rendez-vous danse d’Arcadi in corealisation with the Théâtre of Vanves, Montpellier Danse en Languedoc-Roussillon, the Fondation BNP Paribas and the Région Languedoc-Roussillon for the residency at the Agora, cité internationale de la danse in February 2013 and Montévidéo – centre de créations contemporaines, Marseille, the Menagerie de Verre in frame of Studiolabs and the Centre national de la danse – Pantin

February 25 and 27, 2013 • Premiere at the 2013 ArtDanThé Festival, Théâtre de Vanves
June 19, 2013 • Uzès Danse in the frame of Montpellier Danse en Région Languedoc-Roussillon
October 5, 2013 • Nuit Blanche Kyoto 2013 – program presented in partnership with Kyoto Experiment • Kyoto, Japan
November 8, 2013 • Montpellier Danse
November 21, 2013 • Le Périscope, Nîmes
January 10, 2014 • Le Cratère, Scène nationale d’Alès
March 20, 2014 • Festival ACTIONS • Atheneum • Dijon
April 16, 2014 • IETM • Théâtre des 13 vents • Montpellier
May 2, 2014 • MIFA / Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts • Holyoke, USA
May 6, 7 and 8, 2014 • DANSE – A French-American Festival of Performances and Ideas • Abrons Arts Center • New York, USA