Administration Stéphanie Gressin + 33 (0)2 40 35 70 88


The power of improvisation

PREMIERE 2022 JANUARY - Ring / La place de la Danse - CDCN Toulouse Occitanie

Conception - choreography Julie Nioche  
in collaboration with Laurent Cèbe et Arianna Aragno
Music Alexandre Meyer
Danced alternately by Julie Nioche, Laurent Cèbe, Arianna Aragno
Lights Iannis Japiot
Costumes Nadine Moëc
Technical Manager Max Potiron
Production Stéphanie Gressin, Véronique Ray


The origins of DOERS was  Julie Nioche’s interest in Lisa Nelson’s life as well as her way of making art brought her to discover PA RT, created with Steve Paxton in 1978. The choices of these artists who chose to work outside the regular American creative & performance networks, working with nature, with an improvised movement vocabulary – all resonated for Nioche. She was also struck by the apparent simplicity of their danced encounters. She noted the power of their repeating dances, re‑oxygenated by certain sensations, precise rules of engagement, as well as the thoughts presented during these encounters. They called themselves, literally -- “doers.”

They act by dancing, simply sharing their knowledge and their practices.

What is the relevance of this work today, from artistic, personal, political and societal points of view? How do we pick up on and absorb someone else’s movements? And how do these movements affect our most secret convictions? 

DOERS is the starting point for PODERE, a polymorphic project which Julie Nioche began developing in 2020, and which will run until 2024. Podere in secular Latin means “being able.” It is manifested in various dance structures, showing the power of collective actions, asking the question: “What are we capable of doing? What can dance do?”




Production : A.I.M.E. – Association d’Individus en Mouvements Engagés

Coproduction :
La Place de la Danse – CDCN Toulouse / Occitanie
Atelier de Paris - CDCN 
Le Quartz - Scène nationale de Brest

Thanks : Sept Cent Quatre Vingt Trois - Cie 29.27, Lolab Association & Cie Ecart - Nantes, Fabrique Dervallières-Zola / Ville de Nantes, Ring - scène périphérique de Toulouse

A.I.M.E. is under contract with French State - D.R.A.C. des Pays de La Loire and supported by Ville de Nantes.

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Création le 29 janvier 2022 au Ring, avec La Place de la danse CDCN Toulouse / Occitanie
11 & 12 février 2022 - Atelier de Paris / CDCN

25 septembre 2022 - Festival Cap Danse - dune des Brigantines / Trégunc
19 janvier 2023 - Festival Trajectoires - Musée d'arts de Nantes

TEASER (rehearsals)