A quintet between a pianist-composer and four dancers, Autóctonos II calls into question the place of the group, and of “belonging to a group”, in this society of endurance, indifference, and productivity that we call our own. Both abstract and “mathematical” at first sight, the piece bases its writing on the physical tenacity and commitment of its performers. A power that is highly sensitive, held together by an ever-finer thread.

Allusion to the circle – supposed to bring (back) together – and affirmation of stability, of order and standardization: the starting points of the choreographic development. To thus enable the hairline fractures in the system to express their sweat, the human frailties of every person, and to feel the group’s instinctive herding force, its warrior-like strength. Potentially just as much a force of exclusion as a force of resistance.

Concept & Chorégraphie Ayelen Parolin

Interprètes/Performers Daniel Barkan, Jeanne Colin, Marc Iglesias & Gilles Noël /

Création & interprétation musicale / Musical creation & piano  Lea Petra

Dramaturgie/Dramaturgy Olivier Hespel

Assistante choregraphe/Assistant Choreographer  Leslie Mannès

Création lumières/Light Design Laurence Halloy

Régie/Stage management Matthieu Vergez Costumes Ayelen Parolin

Production RUDA asbl

Coproduction/Co-producers Charleroi danse, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Théâtre les Tanneurs (Bruxelles), Théâtre de Liège, Festival Montpellier Danse 2017, CCN de Tours / Thomas Lebrun, Le Gymnase | CDCN Roubaix-Hauts de France, Le CCN Ballet National de Marseille, Atelier de Paris / CDCN , Ma scène nationale – Pays de Montbéliard & Theater Freiburg (DE)

Avec l’aide de/Supported by la Fédération Wallonie – Bruxelles – Service de la Danse.  

Avec le soutien de WBI, WBT/D, SABAM, SACD

Accueil Studio/Studio Support La Raffinerie / Charleroi danse, Théâtre Les Tanneurs, Les Brigittines, Grand Studio, Studio Cie Thor, Studio Ultima Vez, ZSenne Art Lab, CCN de Tours & Le Gymnase CDC



15, 16 & 17.04.2021, Séquence Danse Paris, Le Centquatre, Paris (FR)

08.2021, Unlock Dance Plaza, Hong Kong


(cancelled) 17, 18 & 19.03.2020, Séquence Danse Paris, Le Centquatre, Paris (FR)

(cancelled) 06.06.2020, Carlow Arts Festival (IE)

(cancelled) 20.06.2020, Spider Festival, Ljubljana (SL)

(cancelled) 09 & 10.10.2020, Unlock Dance Plaza, Hong Kong


05.02.2019, Festival Propulse, Théâtre Marni

13.07.2019, Sommerakademie, TanzFaktur, Cologne

26.10.2019, Fabrik Heeder, Krefeld


08.02.2018, Festival Danse Emoi, Centre Culturel de Limoges, Limoges

07.04.2018, Festival Europe en Scène, Ma Scène Nationale, Pays de Montbéliard

05.06.2018, June Events, l’Atelier de Paris / CDCN-, Paris

28-29.06.2018, Theater Freiburg, Freiburg (D)

19-22, 24-27.08.2018, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, ZooSouthSide Venue, Edinburgh

27.09.2018, Cango, Virgilio Sieni – Centro nazionale di produzione sui linguaggi del corpo e della danza, Florence

11.10.2018, O Musica, Danza, Arte, Baths of Diocletian, Rome

21-24.11.2018, Théâtre de Liège, Liège


07.10.2017, Première belge, Biennale de Charleroi danse, Les Ecuries, Charleroi

17-18.11.2017, Première française, Next Festival, CDCN-Le Gymnase, Roubaix

24-25.11.2017, IETM, La Raffinerie/Charleroi danse, Bruxelles