Musical creation assistant
Scenography and set design
Interpretation during the creation
Aimée Lagrange, Antonin Rioche, Aurélie Mouilhade, Benjamin Bertrand, Camerone Bida, Clémentine Maubon, David Le Thaï , Inès Hernandez, Jacquelyn Elder, Karine Girard, Loren Palmer, Mathieu Calmelet, Mélodie Lasselin, Nicolas Sannier, Rémi Richaud, Sandra Savin, Sébastien Ledig, Sébastien Perrault, Steven Hervouët, Thierry Micouin, Virginie Garcia, Youness Aboulakoul
Duration of the show
Centre Chorégraphique National Roubaix Hauts-de-France
Biennale de la Danse de Lyon, Kampnagel-Hamburg, Théâtre National de Chaillot, Opéra de Lille, Grand Théâtre de Provence, festival TorinoDanza, La Faïencerie-Théâtre, scène conventionnée de Creil
Supported by Institut Français – Istanbul, Fonds Transfabrik – Fonds franco-allemand pour le spectacle vivant
Sponsorship from Air France and Levi’s
This is the story of a driven, desperate quest.
A Heroic story … To disappear.
To no longer touch the ground and fly. Fly like a bird, an omen of myself.
I am the trajectory of my own fate, terrified by that Elswhere awaiting me. No hit, no hurt.
It chases me, seeking to bring me down as if stabbing me with a knife.
It is absolute, an elsewhere … absolutely esleswhere.
Pulled down by killer winds like a leaf floating through a last autumn; I see it as my rapture is shattered.
At dusk, we can see it … a wolf devoured by its pack.
Auguri, is Olivier Dubois’s latest creation, the final piece in his cycle Etude critique pour un trompe-l’oeil (Critical study for a Trompe L’oeil). It completes the trilogy created the past seven years with Révolution (2009), Rouge (2011) and Tragédie (2012). Ending the cycle with a search for happiness – that was the challenge facing the director of the Ballet du Nord as he launched himself into a deeply sensual and minutely constructed choreography.
Is Auguri the follow-up to Tragédie ?
As soon as I had finished creating Tragédie, I realised that one final search was missing in my quest to ‘sense’ the world – the search for happiness.
Tragédie is like a man’s step as he walks toward awareness.
Auguri is his quest for something absolute – happiness. The momentum, the search for an elsewhere! Happiness is probably an eslewhere !
Why did you call it Auguri (Best Wishes)?
The word evokes joy, celebration, it is an Italian word used to wish someone good luck or a happy birthday. But there is also the historical use of the word to denote the flight trajectory of certain birds from which to predict the future … Auguri must be observed, must be scrutinised like the movements of birds, flocks or stars.
I’m convinced that the trajectories of man, a destiny is revealed. We must learn to read our humanities and to reconnect with the mystical part in us. Auguri is an invitation to follow the momentum of our destinies and to understand humanity as a secret organisation. In our momentum and our trajectories lies the world’s future. A mystical theorem.
Interview by Gallia Valette-Pilenko