• Performance
  • Première
  • Duration: 1h10 min.
  • Location: Budascoop
  • As part of: NEXT TIME
  • EN spoken, NL & FR subtitles
  • Tickets: €15 | online

Forces of Nature re-thinks the idea of group movements in their physical, social and environmental contexts. How and why are they created, what is their potential and what are the effects on their environments, whether immediate or distant? On the basis of these reflections, the piece follows the movement of a small community composed of five people with different energies and ideas. Their desires may not be the same, but they have a common goal: the construction of a physical and imaginary space that they share.

Their negotiations become their movements; their questions become their partition. The piece thus becomes a journey through a landscape in permanent transformation, composed of gestures, conversations , movements and relationships that question the meaning and potential of what we have « in common », the notion of interdependence, the sustainability of resources, the importance of « taking care », the idea of effort, the relevance of individual and collective choices, and the necessity to act.

Ivana Müller is a renown choreographer, artist and author that has been creating work for theatre and visual arts context for over 15 years. Her pieces, which often develop a poetic way of working with imaginary and imagination while embodying text in specific physical or social contexts, have been shown regularly in BUDA and NEXT festival since 2014.

Despite the cancellation of NEXT festival 2020, we continue to support the planned artists and creations. The five co-organising partners therefore created the 'NEXT TIME' label, under which performances are programmed that should have taken place during NEXT 2020.


  • IN COLLABORATION WITH THE PERFORMERS: Julien Gallée-Ferré, Daphné Koutsafti (in alternance with Anne Lenglet), Julien Lacroix, Irina Solano (in alternance with Jeanne Lepers) and Vincent Weber
  • COSTUMES: Suzanne Veiga Gomes
  • ARTISTIC COLLABORATORS: Anne Lenglet & Jonas Rutgeerts
  • SOUNDSCAPE: Cornelia Friederike Müller
  • PRODUCTION I’M COMPANY: François Maurisse, Gerco de Vroeg, Suzanne Veiga Gomes
  • COPRODUCTION: Schauspiel Leipzig, Residenz, Leipzig (DE), ménagerie de verre, Paris (FR), kunstencentrum BUDA, Kortrijk (BE), Kaaitheater Bruxelles (BE) - ACT - Art Climate Transition, Tanzfabrik, Berlin, (DE) apap- performing Europe 2020, CCN2 - Centre national chorégraphique de Grenoble (FR)
  • WITH THANKS TO: Théâtre Paris-Vilette (FR) & Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers (FR)
  • I’M COMPANY RECEIVES FUNDING FROM: Direction régionale des affaires culturelles d'Île-de-France - Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication


  1. Budascoop