Cie Tumbleweed



The Gyre is a duet evolving from one basic action: walking. Gravitating around one shared central point, walking accelerates into a whirling, fathoming the mechanics of a relationship. Persistence and steady transformation unfold into a rigorous, yet fragile complementary score. Fugacious shapes emerge along the orbiting trajectory and coalesce with the subtle design of light and sound. In every instant of a turn, the two performers drift in and out of another, the distinct lines and contours of the bodies blur delicately into one.

The Gyre - Tumbleweed - Photo 3 - Credit

Concept and Interpretation: Angela Rabaglio and Micaël Florentz

Light Design and Scenography: Arnaud Gerniers and Benjamin van Thiel

Music (original composition): Daniel Perez Hajdu

Outside Eye: Dagmar Dachauer

Production: Tumbleweed

Co-production: Dansomètre / Oriental-Vevey CH, Garage29 BE, Wolubilis BE

Residency partners: Charleroi Danse BE, de Warande BE, Destelheide BE, Carthago BE, Dance Atelier Reykjavik IS, MMF Slaturhusid IS, The Freezer IS, Dampfzentrale CH, Lo Studio CH, CCN Roubaix FR

Support: Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles / Wallonie-Bruxelles International /in co-realization with the french network of ‘Petites Scènes Ouvertes’and the support of ADAMI

Based in Brussels and founded in 2017, Tumbleweed is a collaboration between the Swiss choreographer/dancer Angela Rabaglio and French choreographer/dancer and musician Micaël Florentz. Both were brought through different ways to the field of choreography and complete each other with their respective backgrounds. The Gyre is their first production and defines already extensively their artistic vision.