Dancewalk - Retroperspectives
Neopost Foofwa (Switzerland)
13, 14 August
New stage of Alexandrinsky theatre / Rehearsal stage
Dancewalk is dance as voyage: a geographic inscription of dance for multiple kilometers and hours through a city or a landscape.
The opus Dancewalk - Retroperspectives is, paradoxically, a ‘local’ and indoor Dancewalk for the theater. It’s an analytical and historical account of the four hundred kilometers danced around the world by Foofwa d’Imobilité since 2015.
On stage, surrounded by one vertical and one horizontal video projections, a lone female dancer, Alizée Sourbé, dialogues with the audio-visuals of thirty Dancewalk performances. While commenting either matter-of-factly or poetically the images, she dancewalks on the same spot for one hour, incarnating the particular kinesthetic coordination of dancewalking.
Neopost Foofwa believes more in human than in aesthetics. It believes in hard-work, study, research and discipline mixed with distance, playfulness, humour and love
Compagnie Neopost Foofwa was created around the intuition there are beautiful new things (Neo-) to be created after and with the past (-post).
Foofwa d’Imobilité is a dancer, performer, choreographer, dance teacher, Artistic director of Compagnie Neopost Foofwa
Dancer: Alizée Sourbé
Concept: Foofwa d’Imobilité
Production: Neopost Foofwa
Technical direction: Davide Cornil
Administration/Communication: Sylvia Jagdeep
Production/Diffusion: Patricia Buchet
Co-production: Centre des arts de l’Ecole Internationale de Genève
Tour support: Neopost Foofwa and GLocal (2018- 2020) receive joint support from the City of Geneva, the Republic and Canton of Geneva and Pro Helvetia - the Swiss Arts Council