... con tatto

Photography : Antonio Bühler ©Antonio Bühler
2009

With … con tatto DA MOTUS! presents a gentle meeting with the audience, a research of empathy to enhance delicate corporal contact and to react to the increasing feeling of fear and suspicion spreading in urban area by a sensitive and playful approach.

 

8 dancers play with the architecture, with each other and also with the spectators. The show leads to amazing physical connections and astonishing positions, which show the beauty and emotion of being physically connected. Gradually the dancers start to approach and involve the audience and the passers-by. Tactfully they get in touch and respectfully involve them too. At the end the dancing grows to a merry ball in which the barrier between dancers and audience almost disappears to become a shared, spontaneous and joyful choreography.

Informations

idea and artistic direction

Antonio Bühler, Brigitte Meuwly

choreography

Antonio Bühler, Brigitte Meuwly, in collaboration with the dancers

Dance

Brigitte Meuwly, Déborah Hofstetter, Dominique Cardito, Ismael Oiartzabal, Maelle Desclaux, Marco Volta, Martina Hajdyl Lacova, Tae Peter, Vanessa Lopez

music

Philippe Héritier

costumes

Brigitte Meuwly

coproduction

DA MOTUS!, Nuithonie-Fribourg in the frame of „RésiDanse fribourgeoise“, Festival de danse Scène Ouverte Neuchâtel, Internationales Strassentheater Festival Ludwigshafen

support

Department for Culture Canton Fribourg, Loterie Romande, Coriolis Fribourg, Pro Helvetia Arts Council of Switzerland, CORODIS, Municipality of Givisiez

Press

... con tatto proved a beautifully crafted performance and your own commitment to developing it to complement our site meant it was the perfect way to bring to life our festival, which celebrates the urban and built environments ... The performance has left a long-lasting impression and was received with adulation by audiences here. I will not forget it easily.

L. Mullings, organizer of London Festival of Architecture/Arts&Events Canary Wharf 2010

… and the magic takes place : those spectators, at first set, enter gradually into their dance … a touching metamorphosis … This performance was one of the highlights of the Contemporary Dance Festival Neuchâtel.

L’Express 13.07.2009

No urban furniture escapes from their pranks … everything gives cause for contact and poetry.

Dernières Nouvelles d’Alsace 03.05.2010

Highly creative ... A wonderful, very sensitive encounter with the audience

S. Sahling, director Strassentheaterfestival Ludwigshafen 2009

Da Motus! made … people happy and brought them to dance. Culture officials of the Municipality were all enthusiastic.

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Hardeck, CEO Kultursommer Rheinland-Pfalz 2013

… a really wonderful piece … you all worked so beautifully with the audience and the architecture to create some real magic.

Angus MacKechnie, artistic director National Theatre in London & Watch This Space Festival 2012

Past dates

Date Place Festival
10.05.2015 Switzerland - Vevey Fête de la Danse 2015
09.05.2015 Switzerland - Basel Tanzfest - Fête de la Danse 2015
18.10.2014 Egypt - Alexandria 2nd Backstreet Festival
17.10.2014 Egypt - Alexandria 2nd Backstreet Festival
04.10.2014 Switzerland - Bellinzona 5. Festival Performa
03.10.2014 Switzerland - Locarno 5. Festival Performa
04.05.2014 Switzerland - Genève Fête de la Danse 2014
03.05.2014 Switzerland - Fribourg Fête de la Danse 2014
03.05.2014 Switzerland - Fribourg Fête de la Danse 2014
20.03.2014 Mozambique - Maputo Semaine de la Francophonie - Centre culturel franco-mozambicain
20.03.2014 Mozambique - Maputo Semaine de la Francophonie - Centre culturel franco-mozambicain
17.03.2014 South Africa - Johannesburg UJ Arts & Culture - University of Johannesburg
17.03.2014 South Africa - Johannesburg UJ Arts & Culture - University of Johannesburg
12.03.2014 South Africa - Cape Town Festival Infecting the City
11.03.2014 South Africa - Cape Town Festival Infecting the City
29.09.2013 Belgium - Bruxelles Les Fêtes Romanes - Wolubilis
28.09.2013 Belgium - Bruxelles Les Fêtes Romanes - Wolubilis
03.08.2013 United Kingdom - Birmingham Birmingham Hippodrome (2x)
04.05.2013 Germany - Lahnstein Eröffnung Kultursommer Rheinland-Pfalz
03.05.2013 Germany - Lahnstein Eröffnung Kultursommer Rheinland-Pfalz
22.09.2012 Netherlands - Almelo KUNSTen op Straat
23.07.2012 Germany - München Tollwood
22.07.2012 Germany - München Tollwood
21.07.2012 Germany - München Tollwood
20.07.2012 Germany - München Tollwood
14.07.2012 United Kingdom - London National Theatre - Watch This Space (2x)
13.07.2012 United Kingdom - London National Theatre - Watch This Space
03.06.2012 Romania - Sibiu Sibiu International Theatre Festival
02.06.2012 Romania - Sibiu Sibiu International Theatre Festival
14.01.2012 Portugal - Braga Opening Day "2012 European Youth Capital"
28.08.2011 Colombia - Bogotá Festival Internacional AL AIRE PURO
26.08.2011 Colombia - Bogotá Festival Internacional AL AIRE PURO
25.08.2011 Colombia - Bogotá Festival Internacional AL AIRE PURO
25.08.2011 Colombia - Bogotá Colegio Helvetia
26.06.2011 Netherlands - Doetinchem 18. Festival Buiten Gewoon
25.06.2011 Netherlands - Doetinchem 18. Festival Buiten Gewoon
12.06.2011 Germany - Holzminden 11. Strassentheater Festival
11.06.2011 Germany - Holzminden 11. Strassentheater Festival
30.04.2011 Switzerland - Fribourg Les Grand-Places en débat
08.08.2010 Poland - Jelenia Gora 28. Miedzynarodowy Festiwal Teatru Ulicznego
07.08.2010 Germany - Görlitz 16. Intern. Strassentheaterfestival Via Thea
06.08.2010 Germany - Görlitz 16. Intern. Strassentheaterfestival Via Thea
03.08.2010 Switzerland - Lausanne Lausanne Estivale
02.08.2010 Switzerland - Lausanne Lausanne Estivale
31.07.2010 Germany - Pforzheim Int. Pforzheimer Musik- und Theaterfestival
11.07.2010 Switzerland - Lausanne 38. Festival de la Cité
10.07.2010 Switzerland - Lausanne 38. Festival de la Cité
09.07.2010 Switzerland - Lausanne 38. Festival de la Cité
27.06.2010 United Kingdom - London London Festival of Architecture
26.06.2010 United Kingdom - London London Festival of Architecture
20.06.2010 Poland - Warszawa VI. Intern. Dance-Theatre Festival Zawirowania
19.06.2010 Poland - Warszawa VI. Intern. Dance-Theatre Festival Zawirowania
12.06.2010 France - Metz Journée QuattroPole
23.05.2010 China - Macao 21. Macao Arts Festival
22.05.2010 China - Macao 21. Macao Arts Festival
01.05.2010 France - Obernai 15. Festival Pisteurs d'Etoiles / Espace Athic
11.09.2009 Switzerland - Brig Eröffnung Zeughaus-Kultur Brig
01.08.2009 Germany - Ludwigshafen Intern. Strassentheaterfestival Ludwigshafen
31.07.2009 Germany - Ludwigshafen Intern. Strassentheaterfestival Ludwigshafen
11.07.2009 Switzerland - Neuchâtel Festival de danse Scène ouverte
10.07.2009 Switzerland - Neuchâtel Festival de danse Scène ouverte
09.07.2009 Switzerland - Neuchâtel Festival de danse Scène ouverte