Photo : Sensibles Quartiers © Pierre Planchenault
Sensibles Quartiers
Compagnie Jeanne Simone
Rediscovery of a neighbourhood through a walking tour and sound choreography
From the age of 8
In 2017, choreographer Laure Terrier presented the breathtaking choreographic and sound piece, Nous sommes, on Cours des Alliés. With this new piece dedicated to walking, she continues her work on the scale of a neighbourhood, its metamorphoses and its imagination for seventy-five spectators with headphones. Movement, perspective, field of vision, sounds and words mix together in this playful stroll featuring a brilliant “continuum of overlapping images” through a neighbourhood in the city centre of Rennes.

With their sensitive humanity, tenderness and boundless curiosity for cities, their histories and their inhabitants, Laure Terrier’s site-specific walking shows create an artistic moment that forever changes our understanding of daily urban life. For her latest creation, she extends her exploration to the scale of a neighbourhood, inviting herself in for a deliberately short period of reconnaissance, interviewing five residents to discover perspectives, hidden places, and stories featured in the walking show, all with the aim of examining the sensitive and spontaneous relationship of the body with the landscape.

A soundtrack is played live through the headphones of the seventy-five walking spectators, engulfing them in the organic quality of the space as impromptu choreographies pop up along the way. Using urban furniture, gardens, ironworks, contours, asperities, sounds, lines and arteries of the streets, corners and passages, the five dancing performers give us new perspectives of part of Rennes’ city centre.


Compagnie Jeanne Simone / Laure Terrier

Dancer and choreographer Laure Terrier studied the arts before working for several years performing with Odile Duboc, Laure Bonicel and Nathalie Pernette. In 2004, she founded Compagnie Jeanne Simone to bring dance into public space using an intimate and non-front-facing approach. She first made a name for herself by disrupting local traffic (Le goudron n’est pas meuble in 2007, Le parfum des pneus in 2010) as she worked on and experimented with intimacy and uses of public space, making non-performance spaces one of the focuses of her exploration of the choreographical poetry of everyday life. Through her creations Mademoiselle (2010), Nous Sommes (2015), Une forêt d’écoutants (2015) and her children’s performances (Gommette in 2014, A l’envers à l’endroit in 2016), Laure Terrier has gradually invented a specific body language that is generous, inquisitive and versatile. She returns to Rennes after presenting her site-specific production, L’empire des pentes, in February 2020 as part of the Tombées de la Nuit Menaces d’Éclaircies day.


Staging & Choregraphy : Laure Terrier with the help of the interpreters
External View : Mathias Forge, Véronique Abadie, Cyrielle Bloy
Distribution – alternately : Laure Terrier, Laetitia Andrieu, Guillaume Grisel, Céline Kerrec, Jérôme Benest, Camille Fauchier
Sound deisgn & technical support : Loic Lachaize en alternance avec Mathieu Mellec
Videos : Cyrielle Bloy
Production administration : Marilyne Peter
Production/diffusion : Adeline Eymard
Administration : Virginie Labbé


Support, co-productions and residencies
DGCA (Direction Générale de la Création Artistique)
DRAC Nouvelle-Aquitaine (Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles)
OARA, Office Artistique de la Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Bordeaux
IN SITU, European Platform for Artistic Creation In Public Space
CULTURE COMMUNE, scène nationale du bassin minier du Pas-de-Calais, Loos-en-Gohelle
L’USINE, Centre National des Arts de la Rue, Toulouse-Métropole
PRONOMADES EN HAUTE-GARONNE, Centre National des Arts de la Rue, Encausse-les-Thermes
SUR LE PONT, Centre National des Arts de la Rue, La Rochelle
La PAPERIE, Centre Nationale des Arts de la Rue, Angers
Le SILLON, scène conventionnée pour le théâtre dans l’espace public, Clermont-L’Hérault
L’ATELLINE, lieu de fabrique des arts de la rue, Montpellier
Le LIBURNIA, Théâtre de Libourne

Thanks to Collège Échange –

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Friday 02 July 2021
12:30 > 14:00
Centre ville de Rennes
Friday 02 July 2021
18:00 > 19:30
Centre ville de Rennes
Saturday 03 July 2021
12:30 > 14:00
Centre ville de Rennes
Saturday 03 July 2021
18:00 > 19:30
Centre ville de Rennes

Free • Reservation required at at festival reception at the Opera’s rotunda (Wed., June 30 & Thu., July 1st, 00:30 p.m. > 07:00 p.m. • Fri., 2nd & Sat. 3rd July, 00:30 p.m. > 09:00 p.m. • Sun., July 4th, 1:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.), by phone at +332 99 32 56 56 or by mail at
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