Dance – Visual Art – Live Music


Versus explores the format of the solo, for two dancers, in the presence of a visual art work by Etienne Rey that fragments the light into a kinematic of colors.

It becomes the prism in which the different facets of the two choreographers reveal themselves, develop, mingle in a « concordant discordance« .

In a perpetual rotating of the space, between appearances and disappearances, shadow and light, dance and body are subject to intense optical changes, which modify the perception of the audience and deliver the choreography with a multiplication of detail, anamorphosis of movements and transformation of appearances.

Enveloped by an original soundtrack creation, where the oxymoron between electro music and baroque singing is the meeting point, figures and solos are linked in a very controlled rhythm, where the qualities of body follow each other and are not alike, where the opposites add up and complement each other.

Versus turns out to be a metaphor for the co-writing work of the two choreographers, where the two solitudes are perceived through the multidisciplinary prism, visual arts, music, costume, where each one explores its specificity, but where only the outside eyes of the audience is able to perceive the sum of the two, the whole that makes work.

''Dance has rarely shaken the viewer's certainty with such sharpness''
Thomas Hahn

Concept – Choreography – Performance : Christophe Béranger and Jonathan Pranlas-Descours

Visual Art : Etienne Rey – « Parralèle#1 » – 2018 – © ADAGP Paris

Composition – Dispositifs Electroniques – Live Music : Damien Skoracki  

Lyrical singing : Edouard Hazebrouck  

Light création, vidéo : Olivier Bauer

Concept and technical realization : Gregory Fradin

Stage technic, sound : Laurent Savatier

Assistant, outside eyes : Virginie Garcia

Administration : Denis Forgeron



Production: SINE QUA NON ART

Coproductions : Chaillot – Théâtre National de la Danse, CCNN – Centre Chorégraphique

National de Nantes, KLAP Maison pour la Danse – Marseille, La Coursive – Scène Nationale de La Rochelle, OARA – Office Artistique de la Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine, CCN La Rochelle/Cie Accrorap

Partners : Les Hivernales CDCN – Avignon

SINE QUA NON ART is supported by DRAC Nouvelle-Aquitaine – Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication,  de l’ADAMI, de la SPEDIDAM, et du Fonds SACD Musique de Scène.

With the financial support of Mécénat du groupe CDC au titre des Nouveaux Talents Danse

SINE QUA NON ART is funded by Nouvelle Aquitaine and receive the support of the city of La Rochelle.





  • February 2018
  • Thursday 22 nd
  • performance
  • KLAP - Maison pour la Danse
  • March 2017
  • Friday 03 rd
  • performance
  • Festival Les Hivernales
    CDC - Avignon
  • March 2018
  • Thursday 22 nd
  • and, Friday 23
  • performance
  • CCN La Rochelle
  • April 2019
  • Tuesday 09 th
  • performance
  • Festival Acorps
    TAP - Poitiers