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©Julien Lambert
Past event
Dates and Schedules

2 and 3 June
Friday, 8 PM; Saturday 5:30 PM




Sala Luis Miguel Cintra




€12 to €15 with discounts (Covered by the Culture Pass - available only at the Theater ticket office)

Age Restriction





Fingers come to life and become dancers, to take us through the choreographies that have marked the history of dance, such as those by Pina Bausch or Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, from models with miniature scenography, filmed live and projected onto a large screen. Absolutely stunning!
In a unique dialogue between painting, music, photography, finger dancing, objects and cinema, dancers and choreographers Gabriella Iacono and Gregory Grosjean trace the history of dance throughout the evolution of humanity, in a selection of iconic choreographies that they recreate using only the your hands.
We follow the path of a woman and a man who dance through the centuries together and experience the great stages of history, from the most tragic to the happiest.
A ballet for two bodies and four hands, made up of twelve frames, with miniature scenography, as realistic as a movie. In each of them, they take the audience through key works by famous choreographers of the 20th century, such as Vaslav Nijinsky, Maurice Béjart, Pina Bausch or Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, and tour the main stages, from Broadway to Paris, from Brussels to Harlem, including ballet, musicals, the popular American dance marathons of the 1930s, rock, contemporary dance or hip-hop.
A fascinating journey that shows the richness of choreographic expression and the history of the world, with your fingertips… to see with the family from 9 to 109 years old!
“We’ve been working together for 10 years, on stage, in the studio and on tour. Hands and bodies dancing, filmed by a camera… That’s how we came up with the idea of ​​exploring the history of dance. made us dream. Today, we can interpret them differently.”- Gabriella Iacono and Grégory Grosjean




Connected like the fingers of a hand, Gabriella Iacono and Grégory Grosjean have been working together for ten years. In 2011, Kiss & Cry by Michèle Anne de Mey and Jaco Van Dormael brought a breath of fresh air to the choreographic scene, with its finger dancing filmed live on miniature sets. A device that allowed the creation of unusual, poetic and extremely creative shows. Grégory Grosjean was part of the original team, which was joined by Gabriella Iacono.
Together, they founded their own company madebyhands, in 2020, using the same device for shows specially designed for younger audiences and families.
As dancers of the contemporary repertoire, their work contributes to keeping alive the memory of choreographic codes and languages.


Closing show of FIMFA Lx23.

Cast and Creative

Choreography and performers Gabriella Iacono, Gregory Grosjean SCENOGRAPHY Gregory Grosjean, Stefano Serra IMAGE Julien Lambert Light design Julien Lambert, Pierre de Wurstemberger Sound design Theo Jegat CAMERA OPERATOR ON TOUR Julien Lambert / Johan Legraie SCENE DIRECTOR Denis Strykowski SCENOGRAPHY MANIPULATION Didier Rodot TECHNICAL DIRECTION Didier Rodot, Jean Benoit Ponteville VIDEO EDITION Marjorie Cauwel IMAGE INTERN Alexi Hennecker PHOTOGRAPHY Julien Lambert PRODUCTION madebyhands asbl COPRODUCTION Le Grand R Sène Nationale de La Roche-Sur-Yon Acknowledgment Ben Fury (Grafites), Aurelie Leporcq, Meryl Moens, Nora Alberdi, Hélène Dubois, Marie Tirtiaux, Harry Cleven, Olivier Burgain, Chloé Dilasser, Joelle Rihon, José Luis Alvarez, Anne Grosjean, Benji, Ivan Fox , Arnaud, Alessandro Sainaee, Jade Luçon, Didier Rodot Apoios De Grote Post, Brussels Art Melting Pot (BAMP), Archipel 19 – Berchem Sainte-Agathe, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Service Général de la Création Artistique – Service de la Danse TECHNIQUE Nano-dancing / finger dancing, live animation and manipulation


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