direction & performance
Nele Suisalu, Florent Hamon
sound and light scenography
Nicolas Gastard
producer: Nomad'act
co-production: Kanuti Gildi SAAL
supported by Cultural Endowment of Estonia
DDJS Aquitaine
Centre chorégraphique national de Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon
Mix'Art Myrys (Toulouse)
Etre en scène / Compagnie Yann Lheureux (Montpellier)
the premiere was supported by French Cultural Centre in Tallinn




Refiguring theatrical space through the metaphorical lens of a ball, Estonian choreographer Nele Suisalu and her French “dancing partner” Florent Hamon enquire into the dynamics of sociability and explore the dramaturgy of face-to-face interactions. Transforming the theatrical encounter to a cozy and intimate one through their improvised performance, they reveal not only the discursive but also the embodied dimensions of communication. They delve into the desires, expectations and wishes of the audience in order to investigate the collective “artifice” we invest in.

 Text by Gurur Ertem / iDANS / Istanbul / Turkey


Ball is the first cooperation between two young choreographers and performers Nele Suisalu from Tartu (Estonia) and Florent Hamon from Toulouse (France)