Space. Energy and the power of gesture.
The works of Zab Maboungou, the company’s main choreographer, emerge from an art of rhythms and drum. They break open physical and intellectual dimensions, lines and breath, energy and its transmutation via body language, musical capacity, by setting bodies and memories within living space: these are the poetics.
The movement that Zab Maboungou choreographs takes shape at the heart of a musical architecture of bodies and space. This refers to the movement of the dancers’ bodies, of the musicians, of the instruments and the time that all make their own and redistribute in the form of an integrated scenography of sounds and gestures. The power of gestures, the vibrant soundspace, the energy and physicality characterize these ardent and highly mastered choreographic works.
When approaching contemporary creation, Zab Maboungou elicits dance from the bodies she works with, and in this way, integrates the various artistic and cultural paths and trainings of the artists into her process, facing them off against a rhythmic universe that is both extremely open and extremely codified.