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TODAY

Laurence Yadi, Nicolas Cantillon | Compagnie 7273 (Switzerland) 

17 August 

4 pm 

New stage of Alexandrinsky theatre / Blackbox 

supported by Pro Helvetia - the Swiss Arts Council

For the first time, since the creation of Compagnie 7273, dancer and choreographer Laurence Yadi develops a creation alone. Charged with her personal history and her magnetic presence on stage, she invites us to join her in a world that will transcribe a range of emotions kept secret. 

 

For this new creation, the choreographers wish to bring into existence two extremely interlinked dimensions of the body: the dimension of the body-object and that of body- subject. 

 

To dance is to make the body a medium of communication; is to choose it as a human and vibrant matter, a body simultaneously psychologic and organic. Each movement plays its role of live and pulsing where tensions and shades circulate, turning the body into a true melodic chanting. The body is a symbolic force that testifies. It becomes a "political body" and a "geo-artistic" body. 

With this creation, Laurence Yadi and Nicolas Cantillon keep digging deep into a process  they have been developing since ten years now: betting on a continuous movement  fuelled by a desire to flirt with infinity and adjust, sculpt the body of the performer in a  trance that reveals both its intimacy and universality. 

 

For almost twenty years, the choreographers have been travelling the world in a quest to  find the essential movement; one which tells a story, transforms itself through the outside eye and transcends reality. Never trying to import the western body technique to a new  place, they make new contemporary forms of the traditional movement appear. It is mainly in the Middle East that Laurence and Nicolas drew fundamentals of their dance: the Multi styles FuittFuitt. 

Choreography, Concept

Laurence Yadi, Nicolas Cantillon 

Interpretation Laurence Yadi 

Music Maurice Louca 

Light design Ursula Degen 

Light on tour Arnaud Viala ou David Kretonic 

Sound on tour Thierry Simonot 

Production Compagnie 7273 

Coproduction La Bâtie - Festival de Genève, La Marmite 

Studios for rehearsals Studios de la Ville de Genève - Maison des Arts du Grütli 

Financial support The creation of TODAY has been supported by Arab Bank (Switzerland) Ltd. 

 

For 2019-2021, Company 7273 benefits from a bi-national agreement between the DRAC  Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, the Republic and the Canton of Geneva, the City of Geneva, the City of Annemasse and Château-Rouge - Annemasse.

For almost twenty years, the choreographers have been travelling the world in a quest to  find the essential movement; one which tells a story, transforms itself through the outside eye and transcends reality. Never trying to import the western body technique to a new  place, they make new contemporary forms of the traditional movement appear. It is mainly in the Middle East that Laurence and Nicolas drew fundamentals of their dance: the Multi styles FuittFuitt.