Concept, choreography and direction:

Marie Gourdain, Felix Baumann


Felix Baumann, Sean Henderson, Till Jenewein, Halka Třešňáková
In collaboration with Johana Pocková

Dramaturgy consultant:

Jakub Režný

Light design:

Zuzana Režná

Music composeur:

Thibault Cohade

Music assistant:

Lukáš Palán


Jan Tomšů ve spoluprace s Marii Gourdain a Felixem Baumannem


Magdalena Vrábová


tYhle, Matière Mobile, Von B bis Z

Production managers:

Sarah Corroyer (FR), Ludmila Šindlerová (CZ), Claudia Teichmann (DE)

Production consultant:

Dirk Förster 


TANEC PRAHA, z.ú. / PONEC – divadlo pro tanec, LOFFT – DAS THEATER Leipzig (DE), Les SUBS Lyon (FR), CCNR Rilleux-la-pape (FR)

Other partners:

Studio ALTA, Schloss Bröllin (DE), MS Schrittmacher (DE)

Special Thanks:

účastníci Seismic laboratoří LABs, Dirk Förster, Lucia Kašiarová, Lukáš Karásek, Martin Stiefermann, Nicole Nigro, Jonas Zöller, Manfred Mönch, Aziliz Edy, Eva Dryjová, Romana Packová


22. 11. 2022 – PONEC


50–60 minut

Seismic – a dance and physical theatre production that places the scenographic construction at its conceptual heart. A piece for four international performers created by choreographer Marie Gourdain (FR) and dance and theatre maker Felix Baumann (DE).


The action takes place on an unstable and fragmented platform, which may tip, shake or break in response to the movements of the protagonists. It constitutes an extremely uncertain base whereupon the characters display themselves, alone, in pairs, or as a group - thereby risking life and limb. The figures encounter challenges in relation to each other, tirelessly navigating through the instability surrounding them, altering their behaviour, provoking risks, endangering balance and control, threatening to lose the ground under their feet. Situations transform from the ordinary to the absurd, from the banal to the metaphorical.


Through dance, humour and scenographic installation, Seismic tells about a relationship of mutual dependence, in which each body is simultaneously exposed to the mechanics of the space and of the other bodies – a permanent transformation of things in a circular and interdependent sense; a power relationship whose origins are blurred in the mix of events.



Von B bis Z

Matière Mobile



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The project was financially supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, the State Cultural Fund of the Czech Republic, the Czech-German Fund for Future, Prague City Hall, the City of Brno.”

In France the project was supported by DRAC – Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes – Aide à la création, French Institute, the Metropolis and City of Lyon, the Spedidam. In Germany the project was supported by the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ Coproduction Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, as well as the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ International Guest Performance Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.


Photo: Vojtěch Brtnický
Photo: Vojtěch Brtnický