Illustration picture of the project A LEAF


Creation 2016 - Recreation 2019


A LEAF takes the form of a choreographic concert in which the presence and voices of Célia Gondol and Nina Santes occupy the space and strive to make the audience vibrate along with them.
Between songs and speeches, from intelligible story to glossolalia, “A LEAF is built like a fictional object in which are hidden real and speculative scientific theories. The border between reality and fiction isn't at all obvious, we're always on the verge of science fiction.” From one song to the next, what's being said either with words or with gestures can be supported, contradicted, exploded, or amplified. The two figures who inhabit the stage invite the audience to an immersive experience and to enter the image through invasive and mesmerising sounds. The show is a journey, a spiral.


Creation - 2016 | Recreation - 2019 | Conception and making - Célia Gondol, Nina Santes | Création lumière 2016 - Sylvie Mélis | Recréation lumière 2019 - Annie Leuridan | Création sonore et régie son - Nicolas Martz | Direction technique - Vincent Santes | Consultants travail vocal - Olivier Normand, Jean-Baptiste Veyret Logerias | Collaborateurs.rices artistiques - Elise Simonet, Kevin Jean, Magda Kachouche, Lynda Rahal | Assistante artistique - Tilhenn Klapper | Réalisation castelet - Chantal Rüest | Conseil costume - Maeva Cunci | Production - La Fronde, Élodie Perrin | Coproduction - Atelier de Paris CDCN, Théâtre de Vanves, Centre Chorégraphique National de Caen, L’échangeur - CDCN Picardie | Partenaires - Atelier de Paris CDCN, Le Gymnase-CDCN Roubaix, Théâtre de Vanves, L’échangeur-CDCN Picardie, Le Vivat-Armentières, le Centre Chorégraphique National de Caen, le CND-Pantin, Les Hivernales - CDNC Avigon, Centre Chorégraphique National d’Orléans. Ce projet reçoit le soutien de la DRAC Ile-de-France dans le cadre de l’Aide au Projet, d’Arcadi dans le cadre de l’aide à la production, et de la SPEDIDAM.


  • 6th to 8th July 2019
    Les Hivernales CDCN, in the frame of Festival d'Avignon.

  • 8th June 2019
    Work-in-progress for the Night - Fictions, co-created by Nina Santes and CDCN Atelier de Paris in the frame of Festival June Events.

  • 28th April 2016
    Festival Danse de tous les Sens, Forum de Falaise, in partnership with Centre chorégraphique national de Caen en Normandie.

  • 24th March 2016
    Festival Artdanthé, Théâtre de Vanves.

  • 17th and 18th March 2016
    CDC Atelier de Paris-Carolyn Carlson (première).

  • 23th January 2016
    Work-in-progress, Festival Vivat la danse! Le Vivat, Scène conventionnée danse d'Armentières.

Pictures of the project A LEAF