The myths handed down to us from ancient times have not travelled through history by accident: if they continue to speak to us from antiquity, it is because they address universal dilemmas that have never ceased to perturb our lives. Inspired by the works of Renaissance and Baroque painters, who first initiated a return to biblical and Greek writings, Adi Boutrous reconnects with a past where beauty and justness were synonyms. In a setting of fabric that adorns both the stage and their bodies, five dancers performing moments of devotion and intimate body encounters echos the presence of the grand narratives from the past in our time and evoke thought about the contemporary passage towards the disappearance of deep-rooted aesthetic principles, and our cultural future in their absence. In REFLECTIONS, the choreographer holds up a mirror to the history of art in order to reflect on the moral dimension of bodies and to continue his search for aesthetics that chime with ethics.

REFLECTIONS first presentation took place at the Tel Aviv Dance Festival, Suzanne Dellal Center in August 2023.
The European Premiere will occur in September during the Biennale de la Danse in Lyon, shortly followed by five representations at the Théâtre des Abbesses in Paris.

“(Adi Boutrous’s) unique style is evident, (…) extraordinary work.”

“Boutrous and the excellent group succeed in dancing the compassion and power of perseverance and dependence of human beings on each other. (…)
Incredibly beautiful work,
– An island of healing at the time of illness.”

Choreography, Direction, Stage and Sound Design: Adi BOUTROUS
Light Design: Ofer LAUFER
Costume Design: Stav Struz BOUTROUS
Sound engineer – Asaf ASHKENAZY
Photos ©Efrat Mazor

Production: Adi BOUTROUS Performing Arts
Tour manager: DdD
Co-production: Biennale de la Danse – Lyon, Théâtre de la Ville – Paris, Espace 1789, Scène conventionnée Danse de Saint-Ouen, CCN2 – Centre Chorégraphique national de Grenoble, Adi Boutrous Performing Arts, DdD, fabrik Potsdam, Julidans Festival, Théâtres en Dracénie, Scène conventionnée d’intérêt national Art et Création-Danse/Draguignan.

Residency: Residency Program Suzanne Dellal Centre, CCN2 – Centre Chorégraphique national de Grenoble as part of the studio reception.