Karine used to dance and chase cicadas in the South. She makes superstitious bets with life and looks for red spikes in the dark. She plays at being a witch and laughs loudly in the street. She explores the powers of her body and stares wide-eyed at the chaos that comes out of her belly any which way. She dances by day and pours foam at night. She dances by day and dances by night, learns the words Teratoma and Hipolythé, then forgets them.

Now Karin is chasing a fountain that exists but that she cannot see, the one with the powerful and aligned water, with the water that shades the tender and the disgusting, that moves like the queen of the Amazons, that says presence, wisdom, utopia.

Afterwards, Karine will no longer have a lump in her throat, she will no longer see the glass as half empty, because she will have filled it with her voice and watched it overflow under the song of her gestures.


Karine Dahouindji is a dancer, performer and choreographer. She trained at the Conservatoire de Nîmes and at the CNDC in Angers before joining the Bachelor in Contemporary Dance at La Manufacture from which she graduated in 2018. She participated in the creation of the OUINCH OUINCH collective (with Marius Barthaux, AA 18-19), with whom she created two pieces, Moleculetrio and Happy Hype, selected for Swiss Dance Days 2022. She is currently trying to define her place as an artist, to understand the challenges of creating alone or with others, and would like to understand if her life really takes place on the same planet as the people around her. She regularly collaborates with artists such as Nicole Seiler, Yasmine Hugonnet, Natasza Gerlach or Maëlle Gross.