« This aerial dance explores the weightlessness of the human body, the way we try to escape the confines and ties of our world, creating a state of intermediary existence. The virtual world seems to liberate our bodies and our habitual, spatiotemporal constraints. »
Volibri is a game of weightlessness. Each partner’s body is a spatial reference point for the other partner. It’s a dialogue between bodies, a sensual, physical piece of poetry.

The wall, the vertical plane. The dancers use the wall as if it were the ground. For them it’s another performance space, a dance floor. The bungee cord they are attached to allows them to explore a unique kind of choreography. They can go beyond the physical limits of the vertical plane. Their movement is fluid and gentle, incomparably voluminous.
Some parts of the choreography are set, other parts are open to improvisation. Each version of Suspend’s varies, depending on each particular wall : brick, stone, glass, with windows or without, with columns or without, modern surfaces, old surfaces, cliffs or a forest ; a range of vertical planes whose diverse textures and features allow the dancers to perpetually reinvent their dance.


Creation Team

Choreography: Odile Gheysens, Éric Lecomte
Dancers (in alternation): Odile Gheysens / Violaine Garros / Éric Lecomte / Frauke Mariën
Video / live painting on overhead projectors: collectif VSRK
Lighting design: Koert Vermeulen ACT lighting design
Music: Rami Khalifé, Francesco Tristano, Gerardo Jerez le Cam (pianos), Jean-Baptiste Dupont (organ)


Interior/ Exterior
Daytime (without video) or nightime (with video and/or overhead projectors + lighting)
Length of performance : around 25 minutes
Music : recorded or live / contemporary or tango


In-SENSO, Compagnie 9.81, ACT lighting design


  • Odile Gheysens

  • Francesco Tristano

  • Frauke Mariën

  • Gerardo Jerez Le Cam

  • Rami Khalife

  • Amandine Etelage

  • Yutaka Nakata


Avec Eric Lecomte / Cie 9.81
Saturday 5 October 2019

Evron, Parvis de Basilique.

Avec Eric Lecomte / Cie 9.81
Saturday 28 September 2019

Champigny Sur Marne.

Avec Eric Lecomte / Cie 9.81
Friday 20 September 2019

Cremona, Italia. Pretorian Tower

Avec Eric Lecomte /Cie 9.81
Saturday 14 September 2019

Revival sur le chateau de Penne / Tarn

Brussels Tango Festival
Saturday 22 June 2019

Retour à Brussels. Tango aérien, avec Amandine Etelage, Yutaka Nakata



Suspend’s en extérieur nuit
Photo : Koert Vermeulen
Photo : Luca Delpia
Photo : Luca Delpia
Photo : in-SENSO
Photo : in-SENSO
Photo : Koert Vermeulen
Photo : in-SENSO
Photo : in-SENSO
Photo : Dominique Ricard
Photo : Dominique Ricard

Video: Volibri

Volibri / Chalon
Volibri / Dominique A

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