Dance   /   Performance
Vania Vaneau / Arrangement Provisoire


In Nebula, Vania Vaneau approaches the human body-nature relationship as the meeting of force fields in a post-apocalyptic context. In a kind of archaeology of the future, Nebula questions what other relationships to time, craft, soil, and chimeras could emerge to draw a new cosmogony. What mutations and hybridizations could come out of chaos?

With the collaboration of visual artist and scenographer Célia Gondol, Vania Vaneau centers her research on the relation between metamorphosis, apparitions, materials, and gestures, that are at once archaic and telluric. It is about revealing the original state of the elements, creating healing rituals, fertilizing the space, and exploring notions of catharsis and ecstasy.

Nebula is also a crossing into the unknown, a moment of eclipse to glimpse at other possible worlds. Here, the future and the past meet, time flows in a spiral leading us to a “prehistoric science-fiction”.

Choreography & performance Vania Vaneau
Scenography Célia Gondol
Music Nico Devos, Pénélope Michel (Puce Moment/ Cercueil)
Lighting Abigail Fowler
Stage manager Gilbert Guillaumond
Thanks to Kotomi Nishiwaki, Melina Faka, Julien Quartier – Atelier De facto
Production Arrangement Provisoire
Co-production ICI – CCN Montpellier-Occitanie & STUK Leuven in the frame of Life Long Burning co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the EU ; Centre chorégraphique national de Caen en Normandie dans le cadre de l’Accueil-studio; Programme Nomades de Nos Lieux communs (Extension Sauvage, Format danse & A domicile), Slow danse with le CCN de Nantes); Les SUBS – lieu vivant d’expériences artistiques, Lyon ; Charleroi Danse ; Le Gymnase – CDCN Roubaix and la Chambre d’eau.
With the support of la Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (aide au projet) ; L’Essieu du Batut ; La Briqueterie CDCN du Val-de-Marne

Arrangement Provisoire is committed to an ecological approach within its activities. Through the creation and the tour of Nebula, Arrangement Provisoire contributes financially to organisations working towards the protection of the Amazon forest and the defense of indigenous peoples.

Nebula: 3-day lab with Vania Vaneau / Cie. arrangement provisoire

As part of the performance Nebula we organize a three-day laboratory. During this laboratory, Vania Vaneau will share the research at the base of the creation Nebula. The starting point for the piece is a post apocalyptic landscape, joining both prehistoric practices and a futuristic projection, in order to find ways to reactivate life from a destroyed situation. During 3 days, the participants will work both inside and outside, relating the body with a local natural landscape. They will be invited to create their own practices/rituals individually and as a group in that particular space. The work will be about
care, transformation, land art, meetings, handcraft and activation of relations between human and non-human beings and materials. The different experiences made during the lab will later be shared with participants of similar labs in Stockholm (SE) and Montpellier (FR) through scores, mail art or any other form of transmission. Aiming to relate different geographical places and recreate one nature and new bodies in a changing environment.


When: Wednesday 11.05 - Friday 13.05, 10:00 - 17:00, with lunch break between 13:00 - 14:00 (bring your lunch)
Where: BAC ART LAB, Vital Decosterstraat 102, 3000 Leuven, route & outdoors.
Free registration
Questions: contact us by email

Sat 14 May 2022 19:00


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