Acta Est Fabula

Through the symbol of the anthem, Yuval Pick examines how a collective is built and demonstrates the dancers’ dynamic ability to “create together” without losing themselves. His dancers – of diverse training and backgrounds – build a common vocal and choreographic score, while Olivier Renouf’s soundtrack taps the collective memory of contemporary pop. Pick and Renouf remix quotations from tracks suggested by the dancers, while the dance highlights each performer’s singularities before these gradually converge.

Piece for 5 dancers

Choreography and artistic direction Yuval Pick
Assistant choreographer Sharon Eskenazi
Artistic director Yuval Pick
Dancers Julie Charbonnier, Madoka Kobayashi, Thibault Desaules, Adrien Martins, Guillaume Forestier
Sound design Max Bruckert et Olivier Renouf
Sound design assistant Clément Hubert
Lighting  Sébastien Lefèvre
Set design Bénédicte Jolys
Costumes Ettore Lombardi, assisted by  Paul Andriamanana
Vocal work Guilhem Lacroux et Myriam Djemour 

External monitoring Michel Raskine

Production Centre Chorégraphique National Rillieux-la-Pape
Coproduction Chaillot - Théâtre National de la Danse
With the support of KLAP Maison pour la danse à Marseille.
The CCNR/Yuval Pick is subsidized by the DRAC Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes - Department for Culture, the Region
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, the City of Rillieux-la-Pape and Grand Lyon la métropole. The CCNR is supported by Eiffage Immobilier.


Co-hosted by the TNP

The company : Yuval Pick

Yuval Pick was born in 1970 in Petach-Tikva in Israel.

He was appointed head of the National Choreography Centre of Rillieux-la-Pape (CCNR) in August 2011, and has extensive experience of performing, teaching and choreography. He trained at the Tel Aviv Bat-Dor Dance School and joined the Batsheva Dance Company in 1991, launching his international career working with artists such as Tero Saarinen, Carolyn Carlson and Russell Maliphant. In 1996, he won the Grand Prix at the Paris international dance competition. He joined the Lyon Opera Ballet in 1999 and in 2002 went on to found his own company, The Guests.

Since then, his pieces have been marked by a complex vocabulary of movement accompanied by close collaboration with musical composers in which the dance offers a constantly challenged balance between the individual and the group. He constructs unexpected dialogues, interweaves rhythmic elements and reshapes spaces. Several years ago, Yuval Pick established a unique choreographic vocabulary which is free from the many influences that have marked his own artistic journey.

In 2015, he hosted and supported the Passerelles (Bridges) project at the National Choreography Centre of Rillieux-la-Pape (CCNR); his tenure as head of the CCNR has been extended for three years. He has also received a national honour, Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

The dance is based on each person’s uniqueness and then gradually makes their movements come together

Yuval Pick


TNP , Villeurbanne

La Comédie de Saint-Etienne, Saint-étienne

  • 20:00


  • Demi-tarif 12€
  • Tarif réduit 22€
  • Plein tarif 25€

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8 Place du Dr Lazare Goujon
69100 Villeurbanne


A - Gratte-Ciel


C3 - Paul-Verlaine
27, 69, C26 - Mairie de Villeurbanne


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