Cie BurnOut in Jann Gallois’ Samsara


Jann Gallois: Samsara

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Cie BurnOut in Jann Gallois’ Samsara. Photo © Laurent Philippe

All rise: choreographer, curtains, dancers and spirit ascend in a piece about worldly bondage and higher powers


Rising French star Jann Gallois always chooses simplicity of scenery and complexity of intention, so the dancers themselves become the main vehicle for her message. The curtain rises on her latest work Samsara to show a white stage, a bunch of dancers facing you in a circle of light, a thick black rope reeled around their waists, arms, necks, attaching them all together. The ensemble moves in one direction, then another: they’re a community, no doubt about the metaphor. The moves are…

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