The SOMA Project

A co-production with Owl Spot Theater Tokyo.

In collaboration with former dancers of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch and Japanese artists from different disciplines, Fabien Prioville develops a choreography that embraces two important aspects of his life. His experience as a dancer with Tanzhteater Wuppertal and his strong connection to Japan. SOMA Project brings together these two realities and lets them collide into an inner space. Like one body with different cells.
Apart from rehearsing together the performers also shared everyday life, each other’s home and step by step they have created one entity. SOMA Project creates a body that is in constant transformation and exposure, an area of permanent contamination. A struggle which doesn’t end. Like cells of a blood sample being infected by a virus.

Artistic director: Fabien Prioville
Assistant director: Keizo Kaji
Rehearsal director: Azusa Prioville Seyama
Performers: Clémentine Deluy, Thusnelda Mercy, Pascal Merighi, Akira Nakazawa, Akira Okubo, Yoko Ran, Kiyomi Tanigawa, Ayuko
Music: Takahiro Inoue, Tomoko Uzawa
Dramaturgy: Dr. Marc Wagenbach
Assistant to the Management: Silvia Werner
Management /PR: Alexandra Schmidt

Photo: Takashima Chigusa


SOMA is a production by fabien prioville dance company in co-production with Owl Spot Theater Tokyo.
Subsidized by the Ministry for Family, Children, Youth, Culture and Sports of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, the Office for Cultural Affairs of the State Capital of Düsseldorf and the City of Wuppertal as well as ‘Stiftung Kunst und Kultur’ of Sparkasse Düsseldorf.