A choreographic essay on dancer's ecology within its natural biotope

Out there a zebra herd in the Serengeti plains. Here 20 professional and non-professional dancers on a dance mat. Two different ecosystems, two different habitats, one same approach. Les Animaux explores notions of environment and performer. The piece does not so much aim to develop myths, body language or affects linked to the idea of animality than to evoke - not without humor - the ecology of the dancer as if its biotope was the stage. YoungSoon Cho Jaquet continues her work on sharing by inviting 8 professional and 12 non-professional dancers to join a vast choreography based on physicality. Here the body is a founding principle as vivacious and dynamic movements define space and dramaturgy. Like the spectators of a wildlife documentary film such Microcosmos the audience witnesses the amusing, ambiguous or fascinating behavior of a few interesting specimens of the black box.

CAST&CREDIT
concept&choreography: YoungSoon Cho Jaquet
Performers: Lorenzo de Angelis, Elodie Aubonney, Marion Duval, Nordine Hamimouch, Piera Honegger, Aurélien Patouillard, Pauline Wassermann, Mike Winter, and twelve non-professional dancers
Lights: Antoine Friderici
Music&Sound: Jérémie Conne et Christian Pahud
Costumes: Tania d’Ambrogio
Dramaturgy & research &: Christophe Jaquet
Visual communication: Jonas Marguet
Assistant: Céline Zufferey & Eléonore Heiniger
Video: Bastien Genoux
Production & booking: Michael Scheuplein
Coproduction: Arsenic – Centre d’art scénique contemporain - Lausanne
Support: Affaires culturelles de l’État de Vaud, Ville de Lausanne, Pro Helvetia, Loterie Romande, Société Suisse des Auteurs, Fondation Ernst Göhner, Fondation Leenaards

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