A hypnotic ballet for 21 dancers to a legendary composition by Steve Reich. Olivier Dubois originally created COME OUT in 2019 for the acclaimed ensemble of the Ballet de Lorraine. In 2023, he developed a new version with dancers from the Salzburg-based BODHI PROJECT. The central element of the choreography is the music piece of the same name, composed in 1966, in which Steve Reich reflected on racist police misconduct. To do so, the pioneer of minimal music collaged voice recordings of a young African American man allegedly involved in a gang murder in Harlem, who was tortured in police custody, which in turn triggered a public outcry. Inspired by the continuing political relevance of the topic, Dubois has developed a captivating choreography: gruelling by way of repetition, variation, and accumulation, COME OUT fascinates with its strong presence, its geometry, its surges and divergences. In perfect coherence, the performers impress the audience with their uniqueness, and yet, at the end, they all speak with one voice.
is a renowned French contemporary choreographer. The director of Ballet du Nord from 2014 to 2017, he was named one of the twenty-five best dancers in the world in 2011 by Dance Europe magazine. Olivier Dubois has performed for Angelin Preljocaj, Cirque du Soleil, Jan Fabre, Dominique Boivin, Sasha Waltz, and many others. At the 2008 Festival d’Avignon, he created Faune(s), based on the famous piece by Nijinski, and won the Prix Jardin d’Europe, the European prize for emerging choreography. In 2013, he was named best choreographer at the Danza & Danza Awards for Tragédie und Élégie.
is an internationally touring company founded in 2008. It is part of the blackmountain non-profit organisation, an association to promote contemporary dance and performance in Austria and abroad. Guided by the artistic visionary Susan Quinn, BODHI PROJECT’s repertory is stylistically diversified and on tour throughout Europe and internationally. It showcases the artistic and technical excellence of the dancers’ complex movement repertory, demanding theatrical elements and a strong stage presence. Since 2008, more than 40 choreographers from all over the world have been commissioned to create new work for BODHI PROJECT.
Choreography Olivier Dubois Artistic collaborator Cyril Accorsi Choreography assistant Esther Bach Performance BODHI PROJECT dance company and guests Artistic director Susan Quinn Rehearsal director, production manager Maja Poturovic Light design Emmanuel Gary Music Steve Reich, Come Out Music arrangement Olivier Dubois, François Caffenne Costumes Olivier Dubois, Martine Augsbourger and the atelier costume of the CCN – Ballet de Lorraine Co-production blackmountain, SZENE Salzburg, Tanzquartier Wien Supported by Stadt Salzburg, Land Salzburg, the Austrian Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport, SEAD.