en vie... en ville

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année de création
2003
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Swiss dance artists DA MOTUS! create a remarkable questioning performance. Their practice takes the form of meticulously choreographing their dramatically costumed bodies into site-specific organic installations, as it were, using a continually innovative, highly gestural, hyperbolic and surreal vocabulary.

This cutting-edge, spectacular visual grammar is scripted into a silent geometrical ballet involving extreme metaphor, fantasy and control.

The supple plasticity and precise drill of the group’s lively style cannot be coded as conventional theatre, dance or body art. The transgressive articulation fissures the categorical, embraces the absurd and relentlessly strips aesthetic norms to reveal an essential message.

A stark blend of the mechanical with the explosively intense, the artists’ critical intervention in public space is a mode of perfected synchrony, apparently directed and energized by a unique outstanding will, seemingly martial and urgent, but finally burlesque and touching. The performance questions about the logic of the alienated relationships human beings create with the urban environment.

 

"Surprising short-choreographies alternate with impressive statues. A lasting production of "city-equipment", alienating and fascinating at the same time ... A exceptional fusion of art and architecture - a brilliant example of innovative street-theatre, that intervenes in public area and shapes it." (Charlie Bick, directeur artistique Festival tête-à-tête Rastatt, 2006)

"...a silent geometrical ballet ...of high aesthetics ..." (Die Rheinpfalz 30.07.2005)

"The four Swiss impress by perfect synchronization ... they move as guided by a single will." (Badisches Tagblatt 26.05.2006

"On the cobble-stones, poetic bodies ... a performance full of fineness." (L’Express 07.07.2004)

"This kind of urban choreography rises in its challenge when it renews the look we have on the city… Dance here is no longer about the classical art of beautiful movement or a contemporary search of expression. It rather is a critical approach of the urban environment. A calling into questions of our way to look ... Sometimes it takes four yellow characters coming straight out of a zany fantasy to help you open up your eyes and rediscover a fragment of the city…" (La Liberté 25.10.2003)

"A wonderful allegory of urban life, which doesn’t give any ready-made answers but asks the attentive audience intelligent questions." (Esther Sutter, dance-journalist, 2003)

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idea and concept

Antonio Bühler, Brigitte Meuwly

choreography

Antonio Bühler, Brigitte Meuwly, in collaboration with the dancers.

Previous participation (2003) of Christiane Loch and Silvano Mozzini (www.carambole-dance.ch)

Dance

Antonio Bühler, Brigitte Meuwly, Tae Peter, Dominique Cardito, Ismael Oiartzabal, Maelle Desclaux

music

Philippe Héritier

costumes

Brigitte Meuwly

Comunication

Sabrina Deladerière

Production

Antonio Bühler

support

Department for Culture Canton Fribourg, Loterie Romande, Pro Helvetia Arts Council of Switzerland, Municipality of Givisiez, Grauwiller Bijouterie et Horlogerie

Dates

Date Place Infos | reservation
Sveg - Sweden Festival Mittkulturen
Lillhärdal - Sweden Festival Mittkulturen
Kirkenes - Norway 11. Barents Spektakel
Kirkenes - Norway 11. Barents Spektakel
Kirkenes - Norway 11. Barents Spektakel
Kirkenes - Norway 11. Barents Spektakel
Beijing - China 4. Beijing Fringe Festival
Beijing - China 4. Beijing Fringe Festival
Belo Horizonte - Brazil Horizonte Urbanos - Mostra Int. de dança em espaço urbano
Belo Horizonte - Brazil Horizonte Urbanos - Mostra Int. de dança em espaço urbano
Guanajuato - Mexico Festival Internacional Cervantino
Guanajuato - Mexico Festival Internacional Cervantino
Irapuato - Mexico Festival Internacional Cervantino
Querétaro - Mexico Festival Internacional Cervantino
Chur - Switzerland Tanzfestival TanZeiT-ZeiTanZ
Yverdon-les-Bains - Switzerland Jeux du Castrum
Beirut - Lebanon International Beirut Street Festival
Beirut - Lebanon International Beirut Street Festival
Zadar - Croatia Zadar Snova Int. Festival of Contemporary Theatre
Québec - Canada 42. Festival d'Eté International de Québec FEIQ
Québec - Canada 42. Festival d'Eté International de Québec FEIQ
Québec - Canada 42. Festival d'Eté International de Québec FEIQ
Québec - Canada 42. Festival d'Eté International de Québec FEIQ
Delémont - Switzerland Fête de la danse
New Dehli - India 48°C Public.Art.Ecology Intern. Festival
New Dehli - India 48°C Public.Art.Ecology Intern. Festival
New Dehli - India 48°C Public.Art.Ecology Intern. Festival
Augsburg - Germany Intern. Festival "Gaskesseltreiben"
Augsburg - Germany Intern. Festival "Gaskesseltreiben"
London - United Kingdom National Theatre Watch This Space Festival
London - United Kingdom National Theatre Watch This Space Festival
London - United Kingdom City of London Festival
London - United Kingdom City of London Festival
London - United Kingdom City of London Festival
Aachen - Germany Festival "across the borders"
Delft - Netherlands Mooi Weer Spelen Intern. Festival
Delft - Netherlands Mooi Weer Spelen Intern. Festival
Sibiu - Romania Sibiu International Theatre Festival
Sibiu - Romania Sibiu International Theatre Festival
Jaipur - India Jaipur Heritage International Festival 08
Jaipur - India Jaipur Heritage International Festival 08
New Dehli - India Khoj Live 08 - International Performance Art Festival
Chandigarth - India Chandigarh Tourism and STEPS
Sucre - Bolivia Festival intern. contemporaneo "Andanza"
La Paz - Bolivia Festival intern. contemporaneo "Andanza"
Bridport West Bay - United Kingdom Inside Out International Festival
Esch-sur-Alzette - Luxembourg Festival Terres-Rouges
Esch-sur-Alzette - Luxembourg Festival Terres-Rouges
Saarbrücken - Germany Festival Sommerszene
Vilnius - Lithuania New Baltic Dance Festival 07
Vilnius - Lithuania New Baltic Dance Festival 07
Wismar - Germany Festival boulevArt
Heilbronn - Germany Heilbronner Sommer Theater
Châlon-sur-Saône - France Festival “CHALON DANS LA RUE“
Châlon-sur-Saône - France Festival “CHALON DANS LA RUE“
Châlon-sur-Saône - France Festival “CHALON DANS LA RUE“
Rastatt - Germany Intern. Festival tête-à-tête
Rastatt - Germany Intern. Festival tête-à-tête
Caracas - Venezuela Reception Ambassade de Suisse
Caracas - Venezuela Festival de las Artes de Baruta
Caracas - Venezuela Festival de las Artes de Baruta
Caracas - Venezuela Festival de las Artes de Baruta
Santa Marta - Colombia Festival Internacional de TEATRO DE CARIBE
Santa Marta - Colombia Festival Internacional de TEATRO DE CARIBE
Bogotá - Colombia Festival Internacional AL AIRE PURO
Bogotá - Colombia Festival Internacional AL AIRE PURO
Bogotá - Colombia Festival Internacional AL AIRE PURO
Bogotá - Colombia Festival Internacional AL AIRE PURO
Bogotá - Colombia Représentation pour l'Ambassade de Suisse
Dornbirn - Austria International Festival im-puls
Dornbirn - Austria International Festival im-puls
Jelenia Gora - Poland 23. Miedzynarodowy Festiwal Teatru Ulicznego
Görlitz - Germany Intern. Strassentheaterfestival Ludwigshafen
Görlitz - Germany Intern. Strassentheaterfestival
Ludwigshafen - Germany Intern. Strassentheaterfestival Ludwigshafen
Ludwigshafen - Germany Intern. Strassentheaterfestival Ludwigshafen
Hall im Tirol - Austria Landesausstellung kulturelles Rahmenprogramm
Hall im Tirol - Austria Landesausstellung kulturelles Rahmenprogramm
Fribourg - Switzerland Festival Science et Cité Fribourg, giratoire Tivoli
Neuchâtel - Switzerland Festival Scène ouverte 2004 Association Danse Neuchâtel
Neuchâtel - Switzerland Festival Scène ouverte 2004 Association Danse Neuchâtel
Neuchâtel - Switzerland Festival Scène ouverte 2004 Association Danse Neuchâtel
Neustadt a.d. Weinstrasse - Germany Landeskultursommer-Eröffnung Rheinland-Pfalz
Neustadt a.d. Weinstrasse - Germany Landeskultursommer-Eröffnung Rheinland-Pfalz
Fribourg - Switzerland Fribourg Centre ville
Fribourg - Switzerland Fribourg Centre ville
Fribourg - Switzerland Fribourg Centre ville
Fribourg - Switzerland Fribourg Centre ville
Fribourg - Switzerland Fribourg Centre ville