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  • Au-delà de tout genre, inclassable.[...]
    Une folie aussi élégante que drôle.

    Florence Luy au sujet de Désordres à la salle CO2 de Bulle (Suisse)

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    Samedi, avec Désordres, la compagnie 3e étage est venue insuffler un peu de folie à la salle C02. Oui, mais une folie aussi élégante que drôle.[...]
    Avec sa mise en scène imaginative, le spectacle de la compagnie est au-delà de tout genre, inclassable.Florence Luy, La Gruyère (Suisse)4 avril 2017

  • Ce spectacle jubilatoire, à la lisière du théâtre et de la danse, emporte le public par sa légèreté communicative

    Jean Couturier au sujet de Petites Virtuosités Variées au théâtre Claude Debussy de Maisons-Alfort

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    Le metteur en scène-chorégraphe donne libre cours aux mouvements, tout en gardant une vraie discipline corporelle. Ce spectacle jubilatoire, à la lisière du théâtre et de la danse, emporte le public par sa légèreté communicative. François Alu, Takeru Coste, Simon Le Borgne, Lydie Vareilhes et Clémence Gross interprètent cette pièce avec un réel bonheur.Jean Couturier, Théâtre du Blog1er février 2017

  • Ce qui est absolument bluffant c’est le niveau de technique, de création, d’interprétation et la personnalité artistique de l’ensemble des danseurs.

    Le Nombril du Vicomte au sujet de Désordres au théâtre d'Arcachon

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    Ce qui est absolument bluffant c’est le niveau de technique, de création, d’interprétation et la personnalité artistique de l’ensemble des danseurs (seuses) présent(e)s ce soir ; la claque que l’on se prend en assistant à ce spectacle n’en est que plus forte quand on compare cette impression de spectacle juste parfait à celle que l’on peut avoir en sortant des soirées de ballet « contemporain » [...]Le Nombril du Vicomte6 octobre 2016

  • La technique était parfaite. La scénographie était exceptionnelle par la qualité des lumières et la chorégraphie inattendue.

    Christian Visticot au sujet de Désordres au théâtre d'Arcachon

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    Au sortir du théâtre dont il n'était pas resté un siège libre, les spectateurs se disaient comblés par Désordres, le spectacle de Samuel Murez, chorégraphe de la Cie 3e étage, formée de danseurs et solistes de l'Opéra de Paris. Inutile de préciser que la technique était parfaite. La scénographie était exceptionnelle par la qualité des lumières et la chorégraphie inattendue, à l'instar de musiciens comme "le Quator" qui font entrer l'humour dans des disciplines artistiques où on ne l'attend pasChristian Visticot, Sud Ouest29 septembre 2016

  • Un clin d’œil virtuose et humoristique lancé au monde de la danse classique.

    Isabelle Trüb au sujet de Désordres au Kinneksbond, Luxembourg

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    La chorégraphie exubérante de Samuel Murez agrémente le vocabulaire classique traditionnel de nombreux styles de danse contemporaine. Elle développe également un langage corporel emprunté aux héros des films muets.
    Des enchaînements virtuoses et souvent inattendus lui permettent de créer des situations cocasses. Elles dérident avec une joie non dissimulée.Isabelle Trüb, Luxemburger Wort (Luxembourg)20 septembre 2016

  • "a pure moment of enchantment [...]
    magnificent mastery!"

    Annie Lebrun on Petites Virtuosités Variées at Vivat, Armentières (France)

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    A pure moment of enchantment
    [...] a jewel of humor and invention
    [...] magnificent mastery!
    Annie Lebrun / La Voix du Nord, Armentières edition
    (translated from French)

    October 2012

  • "the crowd, as they say, went wild [...]
    an awesome experience"

    Charles Guiliano on Disorders, during the 2011 Canada and US Tour

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    The crowd, as they say, went wild.
    […] As the program progressed it morphed from the sublime to the ridiculous and back again.
    […] An awesome experience.Charles Guiliano / Bershire Fine ArtsJuly - August 2011

  • "superlative dancing [...]
    enthralling stagecraft"

    Bess Hochstein on Disorders, during the 2011 Canada and US Tour

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    A terpsichorean adventure full of surprises and delights, not to mention superlative dancing, inventive choreography, evocative lighting and soundscapes, and enthralling stagecraft.
    [...] The evening is a delectable, diverse smorgasbord of styles and creative choreography.
    [...] The dancers are so darn good: strong, precise, charismatic, and steeped in technique.
    Bess Hochstein / Rural IntelligenceJuly - August 2011

  • "superhuman beauty
    [...] this is no typical night at the ballet"

    Janine Parker on Disorders, during the 2011 Canada and US Tour

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    Supreme descendants of the classical line ply their virtuosity with both jaw-dropping elan and unaffected miens.
    [...] insouciant wizardry
    [...] thrillingly in-the-moment dancing
    [...] superhuman beauty
    [...] this is no typical night at the ballet Janine Parker / the Boston GlobeJuly - August 2011

  • "goofy yet jaw-dropping"

    Tresca Weinstein on Disorders, during the 2011 Canada and US Tour

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    3e étage, [...] takes [ballet] evolution another step, landing a centuries-old art form squarely in the 21st century. Let's call it Ballet 2.0.
    [...] What Murez has created is fresh yet timeless, serious and silly, self-mocking without eschewing emotion and connection. His approach to ballet (and balletic contemporary dance) is the opposite of frilly; it's masterful, muscular, fast and fluid, with silky-smooth transitions and sly physical humor.
    [...] Goofy yet jaw-dropping.
    [...] The source of the company's charm: its balance of humor, heart and unbelievable dancing.
    Tresca Weinstein / Albany Times UnionJuly - August 2011

  • "high art, a masterpiece"

    Michel Odin on La Valse Infernale

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    We had the opportunity to see "La Valse Infernale" [the infernal waltz], the latest new work by Raul Zeummes. In this piece, the spectator isn't dreaming anymore, he's knocked out !
    He sees what he's never seen before, he can't decide where to look because there are so many movements, ascending and trepidating dances that grab the spectactor's attention, never to relinquish it in the face of the excellence of everything that happens onstage.
    Exceptionally high-quality interpretaion, stupefying dancers, who smile during the curtain calls with confounding politeness.
    High art, a masterpiece.Michel Odin / European Dance News n. 246
    (translated from French)

    February 2010

  • "the critics seem unanimous
    [...] rave reviews !"

    Guy Rullière on Virtuosités Variées

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    The critics seem unanimous [...] rave reviews !
    [...] Humor, creativity, improvisation
    [...] the show is called "Virtuosités Variées"Guy Rullière / Le Dauphiné Libéré
    (translated from French)

    April 2008

  • "a wager won with brio"

    France de Vogüe on Virtuosities +..., at Alexandre Dumas Theater of St-Germain-en-Laye (France)

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    A wager won with brio[...] The dancers shone by their presence and the precision of their gestures.[...] This performance showcased particularly involved, motivated dancers. They were masterful in the various styles they performed in . The show's title, "Virtuosités +..." was entirely illustrated and proved.France de Vogüe / European Dance News n. 215
    (translated from French)
    July 2007

  • "the best proof of the vitality and enthusiasm of a whole new generation"

    Gérard Mannoni on Virtuosities +..., at André Malraux Theater of Rueil-Malmaison (France)

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    A group of dancers from almost every rank of our national company's hierarchy [...] offers an eclectic and brilliant program.
    A great, well-deserved success[...] The public of Rueil-Malmaison is delighted, with good reason, because this type of evening, where tradition alternates with creativity, especially coming from such obviously talented young artists, is the best proof of the vitality and enthusiasm of a whole new generation.Gérard Mannoni / altamusica.com
    (translated from French)
    June 2007

  • "[Murez's] style is unique, owing allegiance to none"

    Patricia Boccadoro on Epiphénomènes

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    [Murez's] style is unique, owing allegiance to none. Once he finds his story, he seems to know instinctively the right vocabulary, lighting and music to translate what he has to say, bringing a sense of fun to his work, mostly absent from ballet these days.Patricia Boccadoro / culturekiosque.comSeptember 2006

  • "a surreal performance [...]
    among the most applauded of the evening"

    Jacopo Astarita on Epiphénomènes, at the Opera Bastille Amphitheater (France)

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    a surreal performance [...]
    refined and with a sense of humor [...]
    irresistibly comical [...]
    among the most applauded of the eveningJacopo Astarita / portalinus.it August 2006

  • "voice, mime, a look or an intonation can fill dance with meaning, rendering it both poetic and forceful"

    Jérôme Frilley on Epiphénomènes

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    Samuel Murez, [...] in Epiphénomènes, proves himself a genuine "auteur". His thoughtful authenticity in the use of gesture, which is simultaneously free, yet well-considered and not without humor, allows the spectator to identify with the characters and relate the ballet to his own experience. [...Murez] reveals how voice, mime, a look or an intonation can fill dance with meaning, rendering it both poetic and forceful. [...] the audience is captivated by his corrosive, subtle and tender humor.Jérôme Frilley / European Dance News
    (translated from French)
    August 2006

  • "Murez is the most interesting young choreographer in Paris today."

    Ekaterina Belyaeva on Epiphénomènes, at the Opera Bastille Amphitheater (France)

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    "Murez is the most interesting young choreographer in Paris today."Ekaterina Belyaeva / Vremya n.132
    (translated from Russian)
    July 2006