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Phantom Limbs Project


Started in 2019, R&D project lead by Marso Riviere, exploring Phantom Limbs syndrome and mass consumption stimuli.

A creation phase to create a 60min live and digital performance tour for 2021/22 is in planning.

Marso Riviere was awarded the OneDance UK award for Research in Dance 2020

Follow our social media accounts for updates on the project : @CompanyDecalage @MarsoRiviere #phantomlimbsMR

More information below (click on images to see full size):

The first phase of R&D of Phantom Limbs (working title) began in July 2019 at The Place as part of Choreodrome and, as part of the research process, we have been holding informal studio and public sharings.

























We've also had an incredible week at Wellcome Collection, Marso was able to investigate deeper into the work with the support of Valerie Brown at The Reading Room.

From November to December 2019 further research took place as part of Fabrique at National Theatre de Chaillot.








Phantom Limbs is a new collaborative project with disabled and non-disabled artists exploring the condition of Phantom Limbs and therapies associated with it. Rooted in hip-hop and contemporary dance movement, the piece will explore and challenge the limits of physicality, the use of set/props and visuals. Stimuli drawn from mirror therapy and a collection of real life stories from the artists have been collected to shape a narrative for the work. This R&D was supported by The Place (Choreodrome 2019), Wellcome Collection, DanceXchange, Birmingham Hippodrome and the Theatre National de Chaillot through a UK/France exchange programme. 

A work-in-progress of Phantom Limbs was also be shown as part of Touch Wood Wednesday 4 September 2019 and received a number of overwhelming feedbacks.













If you're interested in this project or wishing to join our list of partners and supporting venues please do get in touch, we would love to hear from you !

Choreographer/Visual/Direction: Mickael Marso Rivière  

Collaborators/dance artists : 

Kathleen Hawkins, Becky Namgauds, Hannah Finn, Bboy Redo, Mugi the Kid, Julie Magneville, Vehbi Can

Composer: Domenico Angarano 

Producer:  Vasanthi Argouin 

Additional images / design consultant : Corentin Riviere , Vincent Leroy

Mentor: Louise Wildish


Commissioned by The Place  and The Wellcome Collection  

Supported by Arts Council England , DanceXchange, Birmingham Hippodrome and Theatre National De Chaillot

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