19.05.21 Online

    A Dance Climax – Online show

    The graduation show of the class D of the Bachelor in Contemporary Dance class, choreographed by Mathilde Monnier in 2020, will be broadcasted online on Wednesday, May 19 at 8pm.

    In collaboration with the HES-SO, La Manufacture invites you to (re-)discover the work of its latest graduates in contemporary dance on the occasion of this screening of the show A Dance Climax

    The screening will be preceded by a short introduction by Frédéric Plazy, director of La Manufacture, and a dancer from the graduating class.  

    Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 8pm 

    Program and detailed information to follow. 


    The piece

    In A Dance Climax, French choreographer Mathilde Monnier plays with apnea and the breath of dance. She draws the students into a common breath to protect the future, in an attempt to make the invisible visible. 

    "This is a research project on air: who owns the air, usually considered as a free space and common good? We started to write a choreography on this question of breathing as a common good. I gave them a lot of texts to read, including those of Peter Sloterdijk on foam and greenhouse effects. He talks about the architects of the air and how the air became a space for exploitation. He uses also other books about the First World War, when air became a weapon with the use of gases. Today, with the coronavirus, it is no longer just a matter of air, but also touch, proximity. This concerns very important symptoms of our society. This disease affects something very intimate to us and in our relationship to each other." 

    The world of tomorrow: Interview with Mathilde Monnier
    Les Inrockuptibles, 02.04.2020


    Mathilde Monnier

    With class D students from the Bachelor in Contemporary Dance:
    Zacharie Bordier, Hortense de Boursetty, Colline Cabanis, Queenie Fernandes, Milo Gravat, Délia Krayenbuhl, Gabriel Obergfell, Ludovico Paladini, Fabio Zoppelli

    Assistant choreographer
    Simon Wehrli

    Ian Lecoultre, Céline Ribeiro

    La Manufacture, Haute école des arts de la scène

    Aline Paley


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