Vania Vaneau



09.02 – 10.02.2023

From coal to diamond 
Oxygen in the blood 
A miracle at every moment 

In Nebula, the stage appears like a burnt black landscape, both natural and futuristic, where everything has been destroyed except for a few bits and pieces: precious stones, coal, water, clay, mirrors... In dialogue with these materials, the dancer quivers with the energies around her, reinventing herself as a tree, a tiger, and a star. Entering unknown universes to reveal what exists beyond the black hole, the solo Nebula opens up even vaster spaces with new forms of life where time is expanded. 

Vania Vaneau was born in Brazil, where she started studying dance. Afterward, she continued her education at P.A.R.T.S in Brussels, acquired a Licence de Psychologie at the Université Paris 8, and followed a Body-Mind Centering training course. Vaneau is interested in the multiple physical and mental layers of the human body and their relation to the natural and cultural environment. Playing with intensities and contrasts, she creates sensory and visual performances, such as the internationally awarded Blanc. The new creation Nebula resonates intensively with the current ecofeminist thinking that is also dear to Kaaitheater. 

'Nebula is simultaneously a funeral rite, where dead and dried flowers are placed on the ground, and a beginning, where other flowers made of metal corollas adorn the world.' – Maculture

presented by Charleroi danse & Kaaitheater

choreography and performance Vania Vaneau | scenography Célia Gondol | lighting Abigail Fowler | music Nicolas Devos and Pénélope Michel (Puce Moment / Cercueil) | thanks to Kotomi Nishiwaki, Melina Faka, Julien Quartier - Atelier De facto | production Arrangement Provisoire | co-production ICI – CCN de Montpellier-Occitanie et Stuk- Louvain avec Life Long Burning - projet soutenu par la commission européenne ; centre chorégraphique national de Caen en Normandie dans le cadre de l’Accueil-studio ; Programme Nomades de Nos Lieux communs - Extension Sauvage, Format danse et A domicile ; Slow danse avec le CCN de Nantes ; Les SUBS – lieu vivant d’expériences artistiques, Lyon ; Charleroi Danse, centre chorégraphique de Wallonie – Bruxelles ; Le Gymnase – CDCN Roubaix et la Chambre d’eau | support Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (Aide au projet) ; L’Essieu du Batut (Aveyron) ; La Briqueterie CDCN du Val-de-Marne  

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Programme leaflet

Tue 07.02.23

Watch the video programme leaflet of Nebula with an interview with Vania Vaneau.