Music and dance quartet

Combining dance and sound, KOOM takes us on a joyous journey to the heart of the metamorphoses of living matter.

In turn animal, mineral or plant, musicians and dancers move through a suspended forest, between primitive sea and primary forest. From waves to lianas, the artists reinforce each other to better transform themselves and change their point of view. Millions of years of evolution are fixed in a suspended moment as new myths emerge from the chaos of our world.

This show is an invitation to discover the inventiveness of nature, to embrace the strange, the unknown and the invisible, and to take an aesthetic, ecological and philosophical look at the world around us.

The Porte-Voix company is offering a triptych of creations that question the way in which human beings fit into their environment and advocate an ‘inseparable’ approach to living things. It consists of three shows that complement each other in form and audience appeal, OKA, KOOM and OKANINA.

“An invitation to look at and breathe nature, to connect with the elements as part of a whole. Whether mineral, vegetable or animal, the transformations of the living world are at work, and this show is a beautiful poetic evocation of them. Through danced movements, words and sounds that respond to each other, and images of a luxuriant nature made up of creepers and plants (textile creation, traditional instruments and light work), this quartet calls on the language of the imagination to make perceptible an “ecosophical” thought that questions the place of humans in their environment and their relationship to the world. Here, music that draws on tradition blends with powerful, rhythmic dance. A new way of connecting with the living.”

TTT – Télérama, Françoise Sabatier-Morel, November 2023


Writing and artistic direction Florence Goguel
Music Gonzalo Campo et Florence Goguel
With Colline Aubry, Gonzalo Campo, Florence Goguel et Miguel Ortega
Choreographic vision Thomas Gerry
Dramaturgical approaches Barbara Boichot et Benoît Richter
Scenography Marlène Rocher
Construction of the scenography Tatiana Cotte et Jean-Luc Priano
Costumes Marlène Rocher
Lighting design Gilles Robert
Sound Tania Volke ou Paul Buche

Theatrical form, creation 2023

Age From age 4
Length 45 minutes
1 to 2 performances per day
Audience (adults and children) up to 300 people
Staff 6 to 7 people on tour
Set L. 10 m x P. 8 m x H. 5 m (adaptable)
Assembly 3 services

Production Compagnie du Porte-Voix
Coproduction Théâtre du Beauvaisis – Scène Nationale (60)
Supports The Compagnie du Porte-Voix is subsidised by the Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles d’Ile-de-France. Centre National de la Musique, Conseil Régional d’Ile-de-France, Département des Hauts-de-Seine , Ville de Nanterre, ADAMI, SPEDIDAM, Théâtre Dunois / Théatre du Parc – Scène pour un Jardin Planétaire, Centre Culturel Picasso de Montigny-les-Cormeilles, La Ferme Corsange de Bailly-Romainvilliers, La Ferme des Communes de Serris, L’Atalante de Mitry-Mory (77), La Nouvelle Scène – Communauté de Communes de l’Est de la Somme (80), Compagnie ACTA (95)
Illustrations Marie Poirier – Photos Christophe Raynaud de Lage