These figures are all different, but they share the same simple joys: singing with abandon in the shower, dancing freestyle to their favourite song, savouring the excitement of budding love. — An uninhibited youth with a thirst for life, laughter and love (Sous les jupes). — When the ghosts awaken, the light dances with the shadows in a game of chiaroscuro (Rex). — Time moves inexorably towards a hypothetical future, and we are powerless to stop it. The ancients measured the passage of time using sand in an hourglass. No doubt they noticed that time is like sand: the tighter you try to hold it, the faster it runs out (Poussière de Terre).
Specters of Europe brings together three new-generation choreographers who have already established their styles. Pierre-Émile Lemieux-Venne (dancer and choreographer of the OnR Ballet) brings a profound and communicative lightness to his work. Lucas Rodrigues Valente (winner of the last Biarritz Young Choreographers Competition) offers a spectral vision of dance. And the Spanish artist Alba Castillo delivers metaphysical twists and turns. An evening in three acts where the ghosts of the past, present and future meet.