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Cocoondance - DE/CH


Mon, 31 January 2022

20H00 - (Doors: 19H00)

Salle du Lignon, Vernier

Tue, 1 February 2022

20H00 - (Doors: 19H00)

Salle du Lignon, Vernier


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Waxed floors and tatami. Who said romantic ballet and martial arts were total opposites? The aesthetics of the sublime and the culture of war may be compatible after all.

What has Thai boxing, practised for centuries in an unchanged form in South-East Asia, got to do with romantic ballet, as viewed by, say, Russian choreographer Mikhail Fokine? Nothing at first sight. But not for Rafaële Giovanola. In Hybridity, the choreographer merges two types of movement that seem resolutely opposed in their concepts and cultures. The result? A creation for six dancers that deconstructs the romantic ballet and deepens a committed reflection on the “unthought body” with the works Momentum and Vis Motrix. A strange, foreign, almost extra-terrestrial work, Hybridity watches the freedom that emerges from bodies that have entered into resistance against everything that seeks to hinder them.

Duration : 55 minutes

Bar & snacks

Co-hosted : Vernier Culture


By and with : Cristina Commisso, Fa-Hsuan Chen, Margaux Dorsaz, Álvaro Esteban, Jenna Hendry, Joana Kern, Evandro Pedroni, Yonas Perou
Research : Kamau & The Wolf, Kud Kolo, Theater Hora, The Iconic Kiki House of Juicy couture, Frédéric Voeffray
Choreography : Rafaële Giovanola
Composition/ Live electronic : Franco Mento
Light design, space : Robi Voigt
Costume : Mathilde Grebot
Choreographic Assistance : Jade Albasini
Dramaturgy : Rainald Endrass
Video documentation, photo : Michael Maurissens, Hugo Pratap Parvez
Presswork/ social media : Maud Richard, Fabiana Uhart, Rainald Endrass • Production management: Kira Koplin, Lena Schmidt
Management, Touring : Mechtild Tellmann, Kira Koplin
Coproduced by Steps Festival, Théâtre du Crochetan Monthey, Beethovenfest Bonn, Ringlokschuppen Ruhr Mülheim, Theater im Ballsaal Bonn
Funded by : Migros-Kulturprozent, Pro Helvetia, Conseil de la Culture État du Valais, La Loterie Romande, Stiftung Corymbo, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Oertli-Stiftung, Kunststiftung NRW, Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, NRW Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Künste, Bundesstadt Bonn
Supported by : Residenzzentrum tanz+ - Tanz & Kunst Königsfelden, Kurtheater Baden, Stiftung Züriwerk, Förderverein Theater Hora, Festival Antigel, Service de la culture et de la communication de la Ville Vernier, Théâtre Sévelin 36 Lausanne, Le Malévoz Quartier Culturel