Newtopia 6.1

Photo (edit) par Bernard Duret

Newtopia 6.1 / Divine Madness

First part of the Newtopia 6 series, which posed choreographic questions on the poetic links between sacredness and lunacy : with a creation of the Omnivion team, a performance of the choreographer Taoufiq Izeddiou, a film produced by the University Hospital of Tours (Communication Services) and a photo exhibition by Bernard Duret, at the Pléiade, La Riche (37520), on April 4th & 5th 2018, at 20H.

Teaser :


Program of the 4th of April :

19H00 < Newtopias (2018)

Opening of the exhibition by the photographer Bernard Duret.
Photographic testimonials of the past 5 years of Newtopia. The photo exhibition was open to the public from April 4th to 9th, in the lobby of the Pléiade.



20H00 < 5 years of Newtopia (2013-2017)

Film projection
: Julien Besse
Duration : ~ 15min

Video excerpts of the Newtopia highlights since 2013: performances, conferences, exhibitions.

Accessible on Vimeo :


20H20 < Ωmega + ∞ (2018)

Choreographic & musical performance

Conception / direction : Taoufiq Izeddiou
Dance : Taoufiq Izeddiou
Music : Mathieu Gaborit
Duration : ~ 40min

A new performance by Taoufiq Izeddiou, director of Anania-Danses and On Marche Dance Festival of Marrakech. In this performance, Taoufiq – with the complicity of Mathieu Gaborit – explores states of trance, between tradition and modernity. A quest performance inspired by his previous creations In Alert and Aalef: a body in an urgency of new definitions of reality, through ecstatic abandonment, exhaustion of the senses, confrontations with notions of the sacred. : Omega+




Program of the 5th of April :

20H00 < Divine(s) (2018)

Performance inspired by the name of the company (Omnivion) and associated with spiritual symbolism. The multiplicity of life, the multiplicity of our beliefs. A choreographic jubilation of the creative potential generated by a heterogeneous community. A group adventure that questions the sacred while embracing diversity. More info : Divines

Conception / direction : Dimitri Tsiapkinis
Performed by the Omnivion team : Cereza Candela, Marie Chapron, Emilie Coudère, Magali Dijoux, Nina Fourton, Claire Guillaume, Nikicha Jaillette, Roland Lebret, Catherine Mondou, Bruno Morin, Quentin Perrotte, Yvan Pousset, Rosa Pires de Matos, Dimitri Tsiapkinis.
Stage management & lighting : Marine Pourquié
Duration: ~ 40min

20H45 < Indigo, the Colour of Time (2013-2017)

Film screening; A report on the workshop Indigo / Dance in a psychiatric environment, initiated in 2005 at the University Hospital of Tours and taken over by Omnivion in 2011.

Director : Bertrand Girard
Production : Communication Service of the University Hospital of Tours
Duration : ~ 30min

Here is the entire film on Vimeo :


21H30 < Verbal & Culinary Short Circuits

Culinary buffet and exchanges; Exchanges with the Omnivion team about the the past 5 years of Newtopia, while tasting local products of the trendy coffee place Court Circuit and the local beers of the Microbrasserie of Tours