The hero embodies the excessiveness of human hope, the belief in our potential to reconcile with the clumsiness of the human condition. A figure that changes, expands, shifts or constrains the relation of the body to daily life.

The hero never gives up, and doesn’t have any other way than being his own character. He goes on a frantic race, above and beyond, having to endorse the roles of man and hero, alone in this absurd, dramatic and fantastic adventure.

Picture credit: Andrea Messana


Conception Karine Ponties & David Monceau

Choreography Karine Ponties

Performer Eric Domeneghetty

Lights and artistic advisor Guillaume Toussaint Fromentin

Orignial music David Monceau

Additionnal music Elmer Bernstein

Set Design Raphaël Rubbens

Video Editing Jean Marc Amé

Stage management Pier Gallen


Production : Dame de Pic / Cie Karine Ponties

Co-production: Théâtre de la Vie, Théâtre d'Esch/Luxembourg, Centre Culturel André Malraux, Scène Nationale de Vandoeuvre les Nancy

With the support of : Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Théâtre Jean Vilar de Vitry sur Seine et NEST-CDN de Thionville

Dame de Pic / Cie Karine Ponties is supported by the Ministry of Culture of Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Service Danse and receives ponctual support from Wallonie-Bruxelles International. The Company is on administrative residence at Théâtre Les Tanneurs in Brussels.

© 2013 Dame de Pic / Cie Karine Ponties Design : Speculoos