11 men, 11 nude dancers, expose the world to the beauty and diversity of the human form.
Thierry Smits's honest performance strips the male body down to its barest, literally, in his nude dance performance. Anima Ardens throws its dancers and the audience into a trance state as it builds and builds to a collective emotional climax on a hunt for space of freedom. This October, 11 Compagnie Thor dancers come together as one, yet maintain individuality, through fluid movements that reflect shamanic rituals and practices. In Anima Ardens, Smit tests our relationship with our bodies as a finite object of passion and pleasure. "The body is a political space. The last free territory remaining." - Thierry Smits.