Frédéric Iovino

Mundus Imaginalis

Creation 2010 for 5 dancers, for museums and patrimony places


20100505_mundusimaginalis_157 Mundus imaginalis is a synthesis of themes from a selection of artists from whom I find inspiration:

The poetic realm, the abstract, the pure form of meditation, the surreal, the expressionist, the mystic, the flow of form and color, to the Zen of black and white, still life, the chaotic surge of motion, the absurd, the dark, the singular gest.


The events presented in each museum will correspond to these themes ofspecific perceptions and evolutions according to the dancers in time and spacial distribution of each place. A special work for each museum will be dedicated for a unique work belonging to their exhibition.

Paintings hanging on a wall, sculpture in spaces, videos in a dark room, objects of contemporary occupation , live action of ephemeral happenings for inspiration and contemplation for the time being the now event………….. the dancers testimony to the masters of visual perception, so vast an ignition of energy and respiration.

Here are some selections of artists that inspire my instinct and creativity for visual poetry through body energy, the mystic and spiritual realms, of the archetypes we all carry: Magritte, Zao Wou-Ki, Anselm Kiefer, Joseph Beuys, Egon Schiele, Rothko, Van Gogh, Warhol, Rauschenberg, Jackson Pollock, Picasso, Matisse…



The choreographic work is composed by Carolyn Carlson with 5 dancers who perfectly know her gesture and creative process. Together they create the basis of the project in a studio then adapt each performance to the place during an in-situ mini-residency.

choreography | Carolyn Carlson and the dancers

performers | Chinatsu Kosakatani, Céline Maufroid, Sara Orselli, Jacky Berger, Yutaka Nakata, Dimitri La Sade, with the participation of Carolyn Carlson and one guest.

musics | Michael Galasso (5 tracks), Henry Purcell, Joachim Kühn, Walter Quintus, Peter Gabriel, Stephen Hawking’s voice, Alwin Nikolais, Nicolas de Zorzi (original music), Aleksi Aubry-Carlson (original music), Philip Glass

costumes | Chrystel Zingiro
assisted by | Emmanuelle Geoffroy, Elise Dulac et Colette Perray

lights | Freddy Bonneau

accessories | Fifi

technical manager | Robert Pereira
artistic assistant | Henri Mayet

video | Baptiste Evrard, en collaboration avec le lycée Jean Rostand et France 3

production | Centre Chorégraphique National Roubaix Nord-Pas de Calais

co-production | Le Colisée Théâtre de Roubaix

with the support of | de la Caisse d’Epargne Nord France Europe, du Musée de la Piscine, et d’ArtoisComm. Communauté d’Agglomération de l’Artois.

In homage to Michael Galasso.

Length | 30 à 45’ environ