Piece for three dancers-singers, one light designer and one musician

L’Aveuglement (Blinding) offers an experience around perception shared by the dancers and the audience. In L’Aveuglement, choral singing animates a light installation ; and dance was produced blindfolded. At times plunged into total darkness, the dancers guide the audience through a sensory adventure where one has to listen to dance, guess it through its rustling and distinguish it in phosphenes.

“I believe that being a spectator of dance is also to touch it with the gaze ; and that performing a dance is acting and seeing at the same time. For several years, my choreographic work has been exploring not only movement, but also the mental and sensory journey required by dance.”
Mylène Benoit


“Respecting the rules of dancing with their eyes closed (…), the three performers of Blindness are experimenting the omnifarious of a night that becomes intimate and sensual, where dance becomes “clairvoyant”.
Philippe Noisette – Les Inrockuptibles

Creation 2016


  • Conception and choreography Mylène Benoit
  • Artistic associate and assistant Magda Kachouche
  • Artistic associates and performers Alexandre Da Silva, Célia Gondol and Nina Santes
  • Music Nicolas Devos and Pénélope Michel (Puce Moment / Cercueil)
  • Light consultant Annie Leuridan
  • Lighting design Magda Kachouche et Mylène Benoit
  • Blinding setup Abigail Fowler et Mylène Benoit
  • Computer programming and blinding manager Antoine Villeret
  • Light production Juliette Romens
  • Vocal coach Jean-Baptiste Veyret-Logerias
  • Costumes Alexandra Bertaut
  • Outside eye Elise Simonet
  • Administration, production, press AlterMachine / Carole Willemot, Noura Sairour and Elisabeth Le Coënt
  • Diffusion Juliette Malot
  • Administration, production Sarah Calvez
  • Production, diffusion, communication Camille Martin-Sermolini
  • Production  Contour Progressif
  • Coproduction Le Gymnase / CDCN de Roubaix Hauts-de-France ; Atelier de Paris / CDCN ; Le Phare - CCN du Havre Normandie ; La Briqueterie - CDCN du Val-de-Marne ; Viadanse - CCN de Franche-Comté à Belfort ; L'Echangeur - CDCN Hauts-de-France
  • Supported by : ADAMI, DICRéAM, SPEDIDAM, l'Institut Français, la région Hauts-de-France
  • Contour Progressif is supported by Ministère de la culture et de la communication / Direction régionale des affaires culturelles des Hauts-de-France, as compagnie conventionnée ; and by région Hauts-de-France (activity program)


Duration : 1 hour