Compagnie Ex Nihilo is a group of dancers whose work is based on the concept of public space understood within its geometrical, historic, social and symbolic dimension. The members of the collective perceive public space as simply the basic venue of their work. Each project is dedicated to a specific site and takes into account its specific conditions. Ex Nihilo's dancing is spontaneous: their movement results from reactions to immediate changes within the space and the surroundings. It is also a gesture of claiming a territory for the duration of a show, albeit it never excludes other processes: the passer-by, the viewer or the resident.