"This piece incarnates the perpetual struggle of the being, faced with the search for ways to evolve and change. The dancer is overwhelmed with the desire to keep moving forwards – an obsession brought to life through the body. Finding himself in unstable surroundings, the dancer is torn between his different emotions. An internal battle for each step forwards."
FORWARD is borned from the proposition of the choreographer Philippe Saire to Edouard Hue, to be part of the program Danse & Dramaturgie, an initiative by Théâtre Sévelin 36, in association with Dampfzentrale Bern, Tanzhaus Zürich, TU-Théâtre de l'Usine, ROXY Birsfelden.
Length 25 minutes
Choreographer, dancer Edouard Hue
Assistant creation Yurié Tsugawa
Composer Charles Mugel
Light designer Arnaud Viala
Dramaturgical advics Merel Heering
Production Beaver Dam Company
Co-productions Auditorium de Seynod - Scène Régionale, Festival Les Printemps de Sévelin, Théâtre de l'Étincelle
A project supported by Danse & Dramaturgie, an initiative by Théâtre Sévelin 36, in association with Dampfzentrale Bern, Tanzhaus Zürich, TU-Théâtre de l'Usine, ROXY Birsfelden
Supports Ville de Genève, Loterie Romande, Conseil Départemental de Haute-Savoie, Ville d'Annecy
Residencies La Limonaderie
© Grégory Batardon
BEAVER DAM COMPANY / Edouard Hue
Touring dates 2019
January 17, extract Plateaux DRAC, Lyon, France
January 26, Fest. Intern. de Danse de Ouagadougou, Burkina-Faso
January29-30-31, Festival Faits d'Hivers, Paris, France
February 8, salons artistes Swiss Dance Days, Lausanne, Switzerland
May 4, 13h30, 15h30, 16h30, Fête de la Danse, Geneva, Switzerland
May 17, Ciné-Théâtre, La Mure, France
June 22, Fête de la Musique - Danse, Geneva, Switzerland
June 25, Festival Mouvement sur la Ville, Montpellier, France
July 5 to 26, Festival OFF d'Avignon - Théâtre Golovine, France
August 10, Int. Contemporary Dance Fest. of Mexico City, Mexico
September 7, Festival Quartiers Danse, Montreal, Canada
Touring dates 2018
January 26th, sharing at Tanzhaus, Zürich, Swiss
February 21th-24th, Théâtre de l'Étincelle, Geneva, Swiss
March 10th-11th, Festival Les Printemps de Sévelin, Lausanne, Swiss
May 3rd, Collège des Bernardins, Paris, France
May 6th, Namiki Hall, Fukuoka, Japan
May 18th, Festival Presente Futuro 2018, Palermo, Italia
May 30th, Cité Danse, Grenoble, France
June 3rd, Théâtre Sévelin 36, Lausanne, Swiss
June 14th, Gdańsk Dance Festival, Gdańsk, Poland
July 7th, Rencontres et Partages Chorégraphiques, Voreppe, France
September 18th, Daegu Intern. Dance Festival, Seoul, South Korea
October 6th, Festival La Becquée, Brest, France
Nov 8th, students 14h30 at L'Auditorium Seynod, Annecy, Fr
Nov 8th, all publics 20h30 at L'Auditorium Seynod, Annecy, France
December 7th, Theater am Gleis, Winterthur, Suisse
December 18th, Théâtre d'Auxerre, Auxerre, France
"The most convincing show in the evening (ndt) was FORWARD of and with Edouard Hue, touching and dizzying choreography on the search for the possibilities of the body and its transformations. » (ndt) during the Festival Presente Futuro 2018 of Palermo, Italy "
"A brilliant solo [...] where the body is solicited to the extreme, to the limits of its possibilities [...] both touching and dizzying."
Le Dauphiné Libéré
"A prowess full of grace and poetry"
"His solo is a pure product of the twenty-first century. It's hybrid, short, precise. The physical performance intensifies as it evolves on stage and transcends the pure movement."
"The supple and flexible body is put to the test in this physical force that rhymes with perpetual movement. The gesture, pure and delicate, also sign the work of the choreographer."