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One man without a cause


Emio Greco | Pieter C. Scholten

Dance, sound and LED. An interpretation of the novel The Stranger by Albert Camus.

This choreography by Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten shows the struggle between an individual and society. One Man Without a Cause, based on the existentialist thought of French philosopher Albert Camus is a piece about absurdity, the incomprehensibility of mankind and rebellion. What does the struggle of one man tell us about society in general?

In One Man Without a Cause, technology and dance are closely intertwined. Three walls, several meters high, fitted with thousands of individual LED lights represent society. They are the prying eyes, the ears, the voices. They surround the dancer who must eventually make a choice: to play along with the masses, or to drop out of society, even if it means choosing death.

It's a fact that one body, one human being always represents a multitude of ideas, concepts and sentiments, alongside each other and simultaneous.

This is the second performance in a series of five made by ICK around the theme: 'the body in revolt'. In this series, dance is used to search for new correlations with ourselves (the own body) and society (other bodies).


"L'Étranger by Italian dancer Emio Greco, who represents the protagonist, is a pure concentration of originality and sensitivity, and of that indignation that is so characteristic of Nobel Prize winner Albert Camus. - La Marseillaise (November 12, 2013)

"A dance adaptation of L'Étranger seems a surprising challenge. But Emio Greco and particularly Pieter Scholten have lived up to it brilliantly. The multimedia scenography is prodigious." - Zibeline (November 14, 2013)

"Greco disrupts his movements to express the absurdity and incongruity of a human farce that he refuses to take part in." - La Provence (November 8, 2013)

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