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The Gyre


Al Shams theater



The Gyre

The Gyre is a duet evolving from one basic action: walking. Gravitating around one shared central point, walking accelerates into a whirling, fathoming the mechanics of a relationship.

Persistence and steady transformation unfold into a rigorous, yet fragile complementary score.

Fugacious shapes emerge along the orbiting trajectory and coalesce with the subtle design of light and sound. In every instant of a turn, the two performers drift in and out of another, the distinct lines and contours of the bodies blur delicately into one. 





Al Shams theater

Concept And Interpretation: Angela Rabaglio, Micaël Florentz

Music (Original Composition): Daniel Perez Hajdu

Lighting Design And Scenography: Arnaud Gerniers, Benjamin Van Thiel

Outside Eye: Dagmar Dachauer

Support: Fédération Wallonie – Bruxelles / Wallonie – Bruxelles International / In Co-Realization With The French Network Of ‘Petites Scènes Ouvertes’ And The Support Of ADAMI

Co-Production: Dansomètre / Oriental-Vevey (CH), Garage29 (B), Wolubilis (B) Residency Partners: Charleroi Danse (B), De Warande (B), Destelheide (B), Carthago (B), Dance Atelier Reykjavik (IS), MMF Slaturhusid (IS), The Freezer (IS), Dampfzentrale (CH), Lo Studio (CH), CCN Roubaix (FR) Image taken by Flurin Bertschinger.

This program is supported by WBI (WALLONIE-BRUXELES INTERNATIONAL).


Based in Brussels, Tumbleweed is a collaboration between the Swiss choreographer and dancer Angela Rabaglio and French choreographer/dancer and musician Micaël Florentz. Both were brought through different ways to the field of choreography and complete each other with their respective backgrounds. They founded Tumbleweed in 2017 and started developing its artistic vision. The Gyre is their first production. It defines already extensively the choreographers’ interests and ambitions: they develop a movement language inspired by their travels, by science, nature and philosophy.