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Graduation show


With the students of the Bachelor in Contemporary Dance of The Manufacture


Performance in two parts with the dancers of the Bachelor in Contemporary Dance: the Zurich-based choreographer Simone Aughterlony questions the lingering and politically charged notion of the “stranger” through the lens of the collage; the Brazilian choreographer Marcelo Evelin displays a brutal flow of bodies confronting each other in their otherness on the music of Brazilian trio Tantão e Os Fita.

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.


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, Melissa Valette,
Sébastien Veszely, Aisi Zhou

Assistant choreographer

Bruno Moreno 

Assistant choreographer

Simon Wehrli


Tantão e Os Fita - Piorou


Gregory Batardon


Émile de Gautard, Ian Lecoultre, Céline Ribeiro

Production La Manufacture - Haute école des arts de la scène


Length: 40 min 

About The Manufacture

The Manufacture - Haute école des arts de la scène, university of performing arts based in French-speaking Switzerland, offers training in theater and dance focused on research and creativity. Students on different courses, practitioners, artists, researchers and tutors work on a single site, a place where ideas and practice come together and where the performing arts are viewed from a contemporary and multi-disciplinary standpoint.


The school’s multidisciplinary approach is reflected in each of its missions: degree and continuing education courses are led by tutors from different fields; artistic research explores projects in partnership with institutions and researchers in Switzerland and abroad; the activities center proposes a wide range of services focused on the performing arts.

Photos by Gregory Batardon

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