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Only One of Many (2017)

DD Dorvillier and Sébastien Roux
DD Dorvillier, human future dance corps

1. There are two music sequences (M1 and M2) and two dance sequences (D1 and D2) of equal duration.


2. Each sequence contends with the definition of what is a single sound or single movement in the following manner:

D1 a dance sequence comprised of one single repeated movement

D2 a dance sequence comprised of series of single movements with no repetitions

M1 a music sequence comprised of one single repeated sound

M2 a music sequence comprised of a series of single sounds with no repetitions.


3. The sequences are performed in all possible paired combinations:

D1/D2, D1/M1, D1/M2, D2/M1, D2/M2, M1/M2

Only One of Many, a new collaboration between DD Dorvillier and Sébastien Roux, is fed by a curiosity to see what meanings, affects, images, emerge and transform through the layering of sequences over time; how the perception of the self-same dance or music sequence is affected through its combination with other sequences, and in conversation with the individual experience of each spectator. If the work is “about” anything it's that the non-linguistic perception of abstract forms can be a catalyst for new knowledge and ways of relating to the world.


Perhaps more complex than the accumulation of combined sequences, is the deceptively simple question of what is a single movement or a single sound. If movement, as a fact, is always there, then attributing fictional beginnings and endings to a particular movement, or sound brings movement and sound into the status of something logical that can be seized and defined. We believe that the act of defining sound and movement is a creative and not an absolute one, profoundly reliant on our subjective ability to project into the unknown. It means that many given rules for dance and music are at stake because they can be re-invented, disrupted, decolonized.


movement DD Dorvillier

sound Sébastien Roux

light Thomas Dunn

performers Katerina Andreou, DD Dorvillier, Ayşe Orhon

costumes construction Annabelle Locks, Germana Tack

interns Emilie Gregersen and Félicie Barbey

technical director Nicolas Barrot

company manager Laura Aknin

On tour

May 17, 2017 CCN Ballet de Marseille, in the frame of Festival Les Musiques GMEM (Marseille, France) - Première

June 15, 2017 BUDA Arts Center (Kortrijk, Belgium) in the frame of Festival Latitudes Contemporaines

September 15, 2017 Spider Festival (Ljubljana, Slovenia)

January 24, 25 & 26, 2018 Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris, France)

April 27 & 28, 2018 KAAI Theater (Brussels, Belgium)


June 5 – 15, 2016 Dance residency, CSC Garage Nardini (Bassano del Grappa, Italy)

September 4 – 14, 2016 Dance residency, La Ménagerie de Verre (Paris, France)

December 5 – 16, 2016 Dance and music residency, BUDA Arts center (Kortrijk, Belgium)

February 6 – 19, 2017 Dance and music residency, GMEM (Marseille, France)

April 10 – 21, 2017 Full Technical Residency, BUDA Arts center (Kortrijk, Belgium)

May 9 - 16 2017 Full Technical Residency, CCN Ballet de Marseille (Marseille, France)

Production: human future dance corps 

Coproduction: gmem-CNCM-marseille, Pôle Arts de la Scène – Friche la Belle de Mai,  CCN Ballet de Marseille, les Spectacles vivants - Centre Georges Pompidou

Residencies: CSC Garage Nardini (Bassano del Grappa, Italie), BUDA Arts Center (Kortrijk, Belgium)

Studio: La Ménagerie de Verre in the frame of Studiolabs, as well as the CND, Pantin

With support from DRAC Île-de-France, Fondation Nuovi Mecenati, DICRéAM (CNC)

Félicie Barbey

Pierre Gondard

Pierre Gondard

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