The concept of a meta dance was new to me.

Sometimes, dancers (in dance shows/performances) try to depict something or someone. They try to tell a story. They might transform into animals or even machines. This is all “standard”.

But I’d never seen a dancer trying to create the impression of being … a dancer.

Last Saturday there was a dance show with the title “A quoi tu penses ?” (“What are you thinking about?”). It consisted of a sequence of short modern dances (about 10 minutes each) which were telling the story/thoughts of dancers at various stages throughout their career. Really ingenious idea!

Unfortunately, my French is not good enough yet to fully appreciate all their verbally expressed thoughts, but the non-verbal part was also entertaining on its own.