Yuval Pick - LOOM


Yuval Pick



Drones & piano (part I, II, III-8th tune, IV) and Finale by

Nico Muhly



Julie Charbonnier,

Madoka Kobayashi



Wilhelm Latchoumia


choreographic assistant

Sharon Eskenazi


lighting design

Nicolas Boudier



Aude Bretagne and

Pierre-Yves Loup-Forest



Centre chorégraphique national de Rillieux-la-Pape



Les Subsistances, Lyon



Yuval Pick’s perception of the music of Nico Muhly manifests itself through its structure, a sort of scaffolding which he aims to bring to life. Muhly’s music creates spaces in which to dance. The structural starkness of Muhly gives place to a process of research which can be nearly anthropological. The duo which Yuval Pick is creating is focused on the idea of unveiling the nature of movement, to an archaic form of energy, accenting a Dionysian expression.   

The movement focuses on the body’s center. Peripheral movements are cast aside, opting instead for an internal movement drive centered more in the torso and pelvis. The work is structured based upon this idea of a dynamic which follows our breathing patterns. More than the breath of the movement, it is the rhythm of the movement which structures the shape of the piece and the dialogue with the musicality of the body.   

The musical structure is a launching point for Pick’s research into the musicality of the movement. During the creative process, Nico Muhly’s score is alternately woven into the process, then totally left out. The two rhythmic structures, musical and choreographic, have their own internal, singular life, allowing a rich exchange of dialogue between them.     

The choice of dancers is always fundamental for Yuval Pick. He chose to create this duo for Julie Charbonnier and Madoka Kobayashi, who have become the two principal female defenders of his movement philosophy. For several years they have shared his choreographic path, and the intensity of their presence allows Yuval Pick to sharpen his quest, a generous and uncompromising artistic gesture.


Loom is available alone (approx. 30 minutes) or in a double bill with eddies or PlayBach.


tour dates

3 September 2016

27 May 2016

16 April 2016 

15 April 2016

2 April 2016

22 March 2016


20 November 2015

18 November 2015

4 October 2015

3 October 2015

25 September 2015

27 June 2015

27 February 2015

25 February 2015

20 February 2015

19 February 2015

17 February 2015

13 February 2015

30 January 2015

29 January 2015


27 November 2014

7 November 2014

6 November 2014

5 November 2014

3 October 2014

2 October 2014

27 September 2014

1 March 2014

28 February 2014



Best of the Fest, Parktheater / DansBrabant, Eindhoven (NL)

Interplay Festival, Torino (IT)

Alexander Theater, Helsinki (FI)

Alexander Theater, Helsinki (FI)

Teatro Comunale Giuseppe Curci, Barletta (IT)

Vijećnica, Sarajevo (Bosnia-Herzegovina)


Espace 1789, Saint-Ouen (FR)

Temps d'Arts, ESPE, Lyon (FR)

Festival Kazuo Ohno, BankART Studio NYK, Yokohama (JP)

Festival Kazuo Ohno, BankART Studio NYK, Yokohama (JP)

CCNR, Rillieux-la-Pape (FR)

Tout le monde dehors, Lyon (FR)

Antananarivo, Madagascar

Gymnase Soavita, Tamatave, Madagascar

Théâtre Luc Donat, Le Tampon, Île de la Réunion

TEAT Champ fleuri, Île de la Réunion

Lycée Mahatma Gandhi, Saint-André, Île de la Réunion

Théâtre National, Île Maurice

CCNR, Rillieux-la-Pape (FR)

CCNR, Rillieux-la-Pape (FR)


STUK, Leuven (BE)

La Garance, Scène Nationale, Cavaillon (FR)

La Garance, Scène Nationale, Cavaillon (FR)

La Garance, Scène Nationale, Cavaillon (FR)

La Garance, Scène Nationale, Cavaillon (FR)

La Garance, Scène Nationale, Cavaillon (FR)

CCNR, Rillieux-la-Pape (FR)

Les Subsistances, Lyon (FR)

Les Subsistances, Lyon (FR)