Feux Oranges d’Ours II (2018)

Photo par D.Tsiapkinis

Photo par D.Tsiapkinis

Orange Bear-lights II

… Is the latest creation of Dimitri Tsiapkinis produced by the Omnivion association.
Orange Bear-lights II is rooted in Newtopia project, a series of  integrated dance events, realized through a collaboration with the University Hospital of Tours (psychiatric service). The first version was presented as an improvisation during Newtopia 3.1 in the Villeret space at the Fontaines (2015).

Conception / interpretation : Dimitri Tsiapkinis

Technical direction and lighting : Marine Pourquié
Length : ~ 45 min

Video teaser (5 min) : vimeo.com/feux_oranges_d’ours

Photos 2018 : flic.kr/FODO_II
Photos 2023 : https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjAxjHb


Touring Dates : 

24 March 2023 : at the Nouvel Atrium, 8 boulevard Paul Doumer, Saint-Avertin (37550), France

19th of January 2018 at the Petit Faucheux Concert hall, Tours (37000) France

29th of April 2018, at the Martial Arts, Théâtre & Dance School of the Greek island Milos!

28 September 2018 (excerpts), at the University Hospital Psychiatric Clinic for adolescents, Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire, France.



A solo performance, a kind of one-man show about the personal relationship to trance. A work of choreographic and vocal self-analysis, constantly re-staged. A game with one’s self on the raw impulses, the exhibition of grotesque states and self-mockery. Transcendence, denial, escapism, resistance and / or jubilant regression and healing. Inspired by the automatic writing of a personal poem that touches various subjects dear to the author: the division between dancers and non-dancers, separatism between body and spirit, male versus female, education, manipulation of public opinion, the conceptions of happiness

Loyal to the concept of multireferentiality, Dimitri Tsiapkinis will go through numerous esthetics : post-modern dance, neo-expressionism, conference-performance, song, minimalist techno  dancing, butoh, fasciatherapy/perceptive pedagogy, etc.

Composition methods : devised theater, fluxus and improvisation.


The artist :

Dimitri Tsiapkinis

Dimitri Tsiapkinis : Graduate of the UNCSA (1994, USA) and the CND in Paris (1999). Has danced, with various companies in Germany, France, and Greece. As an independent choreographer, he choreographed Ex-Gudrun (1992), Fish in the Bottle (1994), Regards-Periples (1996), Le Jardin Regarde (1997). Since 1996, he has been experimenting with somatics (PP / Danis Bois). He has collaborated with French choreographer Bernardo Montet as a performer in three national centers: CCNRB, Quartz, and CCNT (1995-2011). At the meantime, he founded the xsoma dance collective in Greece and directed 0,1 (2002), Apnea (2005) and numerous improvisation performances. In 2007 he obtains a Diploma in Art, Movement and Therapy, at the Lisbon Modern University and in 2015 a Masters’ degree for his research “Contemporary dance in psychiatry” (UFP, Porto / Portugal. Currently, he produces his projects as the artistic director of Omnivion where he directed : Delirium Tremens (2010), 0,2 / Thylax (2011), Golden Age (2012), Newtopia 1-3 (2013-2016), etc. He also continues to collaborate with Bernardo Montet (Mawguerite Association) in Morlaix. Since 2007 he’s an assistant in Tai Chi (Chen style) of the 34th generation Shaolin Master Shi Yan Jun in Tours. Additionally, he teaches anatomy and kinesiology for dancers at the National Conservatories of Tours and Brest.



Festival Ecoute/Voir, Ville de Tours, L’Antre-Loup, La Pratique, Transept 37, La Pléiade/Ville de la Riche (37520)