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.
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
Tantão e Os Fita - Piorou
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