Les subsistances

Creative research laboratory - Lyon
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Les subsistances

Laboratoire international
de création artistique – Lyon

Archives - Saison 2012 - 2013

A Response to ‘Dig Deep’


From January 30 to February 2

Création  Dance


At Les Subsistances : shared evening

Score: Dig Deep
Solo + string quartet (Quatuor Leonis)

Wolfe’s music is distinguished by an intense physicality and a relentless power that pushes performers to extremes and demands attention from the audience. For his performance Zaides chose Wolfe’s score for a string quartet named Dig Deep, which, as hinted in its name, generates an intense sonic movement inwards. In his physical response to the quartet, Zaides focuses on a state of ongoing oscillation, examining the tension between restlessness and stability in his body. By focusing on this tension Zaides wishes to ‘dig deep’ and explore somatic responses to his personal experience of immigration, homelessness and an ongoing desire to bridge between different communities in Israel. Zaides offers the audience a kinesthetic, non-narrative practice and continues to challenge both the physical and conceptual identity of his work.

Performance followed by :

Demo – Creation
Score: Dark Full Ride
Piece for 5 dancers + 4 percussionists (TaCTuS)


Choregraphy & performance : Arkadi Zaides
Music : Dig Deep de Julia Wolfe
Strings : Quatuor Leonis

Special thanks : Myriam Van Imschoot
Thanks :
 Michal Shahak, Felix Ritter, Anat Danieli
Coproduction : Hateiva, Tel-Aviv (IL). Cette pièce s’inscrit dans le programme Master de Chorégraphie à l’École de Théâtre de Amsterdam.


Arkadi Zaides : A former dancer with the Batsheva Dance Company, Arkadi Zaides, born in the Soviet Union, places the body and its physicality at center stage. His work has been presented at numerous international festivals.

Le Quatuor Leonis was created in 2004 by former students of the CNSMD of Lyon and Paris and has developed a peculiar relationship with other forms of theater art. In residence at Théâtre de l’Aquarium, the Quatuor Leonis has accompanied the work of Olivier Py at the Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe for several years. Winner of several classical music competitions including the Geneva Competition (2006), it nonetheless enjoys expanding its field of creation to include contemporary music and jazz, with the constant concern of rethinking music’s position on stage and in its relationship to the public. The Quatuor Leonis has played in France at the Théâtre du Châtelet, the Salle Pleyel, the Berlioz Festival of the Côte Saint-André, etc., as well as abroad, in the United States, Japan, Germany, Serbia, etc.. Web site

Around a performance

Wednesday 30 January 2013
Meeting with the creative team at the end of the performance.

Workshop’Brunch avec Maud Le Pladec
Saturday 2 February at 10:30
Led by the artist.

Workshop’Brunch avec Arkadi Zaides
Samedi 2 février à 10h30
Led by the artist.


Listen the score Dig Deep

Photos & video



15 € / 12 € (reduced+) / 7.50€ (reduced ++)

Dates & horaires

Wed 30 January 2013 / 21:00

Thu 31 January 2013 / 21:00

Fri 1 February 2013 / 21:00

Sat 2 February 2013 / 21:00


Feuille de salle

In the context of:

Aire de jeu from January 29 to February 2 :
2nd edition of the festival, in collaboration with the Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse and the CCN de Rillieux-la-Pape.