The students of the E class present their graduation show, a program in two parts, each composed of an original creation of 30 to 40 minutes.
The Zurich-based choreographer Simone Aughterlony questions the lingering and politically charged notion of the “stranger” through the lens of the collage in Agenda. The Brazilian choreographer Marcelo Evelin presents DRAMA. ApocalypticDanceFloor, a brutal flow of bodies confronting each other in their otherness on the music of Brazilian trio Tantão e Os Fita.
The students were to be hosted in residence at the Fabrik Potsdam for the end of the creation, where the premiere would have taken place on May 26. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the premiere was finally held at La Manufacture, and the pieces were unveiled for the first time at the Arsenic - center d'art scénique contemporain, from June 3 to 6, 2021. The show then went on tour in Switzerland and Belgium.
Fabrik Potsdam (DE)
We 26 and Th 27, May 2021
Arsenic – Centre d'art scénique contemporain, Lausanne (CH)
From Th 3 to Su 6, June 2021
Kaaitheater, Bruxelles (BE)
Sa 19 and Su 20, June 2021
ADC, Genève (CH)
Th 24 and Fr 25, June 2021
Tanzhaus, Zurich (CH)
Th 1st and Fr 2nd, July 2021
Agenda – Simone Aughterlony
Emerging from an inquiry into the notion of the "stranger" and the concepts of estrangement, difference and encountering others that underlie it, Agenda proposes to approach this lingering and politically charged question through the lens of the collage. As a collection of pieces of other things, the collage treats space as a canvas where found sources and references accumulate and maintain an impossible proximity. Like our world, it sustains an enduring dialogue of contradictions and meanings. A collage shaped from the content provided by the thirteen dancers, Agenda questions the nuances of coexistence versus conflict and the way affect shapes the spaces we inhabit.
DRAMA. ApocalypticDanceFloor – Marcelo Evelin
The word DRAMA means "action" or "to take action" in Greek, and in today's life it can mean an overreaction to a situation or to blow everything out of control. DRAMA takes the body in its excitement, brutality, rage, joy and fragility. It leaves room for dissent – in opposition to harmony – to allow the embodying of the dancers' desires, conflicts, and paradoxes. A constant and brutal flow of bodies moving in space and confronting each other in their otherness, to which the energetic and irreverent music of the Brazilian electronic trio Tantão e Os Fita responds. A music to be danced on an apocalyptic dance floor.
Simone Aughterlony, Marcelo Evelin
With the students from the Bachelor in Contemporary Dance, class E:
Léa Samira Bernath, Emmelien Chemouny, Johanne Closuit, Julian Gypens, Marie Jeger, Eva Lambillon, Maira Nett, Emma Saba, Catol Teixeira de Oliveira, Melissa Valette, Sébastien Veszely, Aisi Zhou
Assistant choreographer and tour manager
Ariel Efraim Ashbel, Céline Ribeiro
Emile de Gautard, Ian Lecoultre
DRAMA. ApocalypticDanceFloor :
Sound Design and technique
Emile de Gautard
Production La Manufacture - Haute école des arts de la scène