in collaboration with Claire Buisson, Nienke Scholts, Jonas Rutgeerts, Youness Anzane, Effi & Amir (Effi Weiss & Amir Borenstein), Gabriel Braga, Culture Crew, Amit Epstein, Thalie Lurault, Etienne Exbrayat, Simge Gücük, Arkadi Zaides
international distribution Key Performance – Julia Asperska & Koen Vanhove
light design Thalie Lurault
technical managment Etienne Exbrayat
administration, production Simge Gücük

coproduction Les Subsistances, Lione (FR) – CDC Toulouse (FR) – NEXT Festival, Lille – Kortrijk-Tournai (BE-FR) – La Maison de la Danse, Lione (FR) – CCNN – Centre Chorégraphique National de Nantes (FR) – TanzQuartier Wien (A) – Wiesbaden Biennale, Wiesbaden (DE) – Tanz im August, Berlino (DE) – Teaterhuset Avant Garden, Trondheim (N) – K3 Zentrum für Choreographie / Tanzplan Hamburg as part of the project Together Apart, funded by German Federal Cultural Foundation (DE)
residency support O Espaço do Tempo, Montemor-o-Novo (PT) – STUK, Leuven (BE) – Kunstenfestivaldesarts (BE) – Dialoghi residenze per Performing Arts a Villa Manin/CSS Udine (IT)
with the participation of DICRéAM
with the support of Transfabrik Fund – the Franco-German Fund for performing arts
Institut des Croisements – Arkadi Zaides is supported by French Ministry of Culture and Communication – DRAC Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

with the contribution of 

Running time  50′
National première
In English with Italian subtitles
Free entrance, upon reservation:

Europe is shutting up its borders, and in the surrounding areas, a new kind of choreography is emerging. Far from putting an end to migrational movements, the border closures are generating new movements.
TALOS, a new solo work by Israeli choreographer Arkadi Zaides, investigates the future of borders. Its starting point is TALOS, an EU-funded technological project, a mobile robot system intended to detect and prevent illegal border crossings.
With the help of interviews, film material and documents, Zaides and his interdisciplinary research team reflect on the consequences and the ethical issues around the TALOS initiative.

Arkadi Zaides, biography

Arkadi Zaides

Arkadi Zaides, choreographer, born in 1979 in Byelorussia, immigrated to Israel in 1990. Currently working in Israel and in Europe. Zaides holds a degree from Amsterdam Master Of Choreography program at the Theater School (NL). Danced in a few Israeli companies among them are Batsheva Dance Company and in Yasmeen Godder Dance Group. At 2004, embarked on an independent career. Through his work Zaides addresses social and political issues, previously focusing on the Israeli/Palestinian context, and now on the European one. Zaides’ artistic practice aims to spark critical debate, concentrating on the body as the medium through which social and political issues are experienced most acutely.