Among 16 proposals presented at the meeting of Reso (Swiss Dance Network) programmers at the beginning of the year, five projects were selected to tour in Switzerland and receive financial support for production.
Labrats, the last creation of the Moost / Marc Oosterhoff Cie (graduate of the Bachelor in Contemporary Dance in 2017) is among them and will therefore be presented in 12 partner venues across Switzerland in the spring of 2021.
This intimate performance is an attempt to delve into the infinite adjustments that relationships between two people require. It aims to explore the fragility of human relationships and the need to cooperate in order to escape loneliness. Through the prism of physical risk and inspired by non-verbal communication, this project uses a vocabulary mixing dance and acrobatics in couple.
The small stage space, overhung by a frail metal dome and surrounded by wooden tiers, defines a restricted area in which the performers are forced to coexist. The proximity between the public and the artists offers the audience a unique cinematic experience in which they will have the opportunity to observe humans in their solitary intimacy, as one would observe two rats in a laboratory cage.
Frédéric Plazy, directeur de La Manufacture, sera le prochain Responsable du Domaine Musique et Arts de la scène de la HES-SO. Il succèdera à Philippe Dinkel à la tête de ce domaine qui compte plus de 1'200 étudiant-es répartis dans 3 hautes écoles.