Choreographer David Wampach is a specialist for extreme states of humanity. Two years ago, he thrilled the Frankfurt audience with a grotesque-minimalist interpretation of Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. In his new production URGE, Wampach turns his attention to another one of society’s taboos – cannibalism. On what levels, in which bodies and gestures of today’s society does this archaic mythical behaviour live on? In their search, Wampach and his five dancers unveil new approaches. In their understanding, cannibalism is not simply an act of utmost violence against another human being, but an expression of excessive desire. Under the motto “I’ll eat you up, I love you so”, they initiate a furious chase through the subconscious mind of humanity.

No language skills required * Choreography: David Wampach * With Marie-Bénédicte Cazeneuve, David Marques, Lola Rubio, Patrick Schmatzer (instead of Mickey Mahar), Tamar Shelef, David Wampach * Costume: Rachel Garcia * Lighting design: Minna Tiikkainen * Stage management: Gaëtan Lebret * Light: Yannikc Delval * Artistic collaboration: Aina Alegre, Youness Anzane, Mikko Hynninen, Dalila Khatir, David Marques, Anne Elodie Sorlin, Christian Ubl * Producer and tour management: Sabine Seifert * Administration: Antoine Billet * Production: Association Achles * Coproduction: Le Cratère – Scène nationale d’Alès, Festival Montpellier Danse 2015 – in residency at the Agora, cité internationale de la danse , Kyoto Experiment / Japon, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm / Allemagne, Le Phare – Centre chorégraphique national du Havre Haute Normandie, Musée de la Danse – Centre chorégraphique national de Rennes et de Bretagne, Centre chorégraphique national de Nantes in the frame of accueil studio * With the support of: ADAMI, CND – un centre d’art pour la danse, accueil en
résidence * Association Achles is sponsored by Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles Languedoc-Roussillon as aide à la compagnie conventionnée, by the Région Languedoc-Roussillon and the City of Montpellier * The company is regularly supported by Réseau en Scène and the Institut Français * David Wampach is artiste associé des Cratère, scène nationale d’Alès und des CDC Uzès Danse * With kind support of Institut français and the French ministry of culture and communication / DGCA.