Lately, during my choreographic research, I started noticing how familiar tunes make me do spontaneous and surprising things: my body finds postures dynamics, and movements without making a conscious effort. Something about finding the unknown through the known has captivated me.
My first creation The Goldfish and the Inner Tube, in collaboration with Stéphane Vecchione, was an explosive exploration including sound, materials and bodies. For fantasia, my choreographic research focuses on the body and its musicality, delving into the intimate layers of my physical and emotional memories triggered by the classical music I listened to as a child.
Stepping into an empty space, a white room, I invoke, play, dialogue, embody and fight with these musical recollections, using color to punctuate and organize them, in an abstract auto portrait. My body, shifting from projection screen, to human figure, to animal-like creature, to musical instrument, or to simple vibration, takes on, conducts, and questions the notion of what is intimate and what is collective.
Choreography/Performance: Ruth Childs
Technical direction and light design: Joana Oliveira
Sound design and research: Stéphane Vecchione
Choreographic eye: Maud Blandel
Outside eye: Nadia Lauro
Costumes: Cécile Delanoë
Delegated production, administration, diffusion:
Tutu Production, Lise Leclerc
ADC-Geneva, Arsenic - Lausanne, Atelier de Paris / CDCN.
With the support of:
Pro Helvetia fondation Suisse pour la culture, Loterie Romande, Fondation Nestlé pour l’Art, SIS Fondation suisse des artistes interprètes ou executants, Fondation Ernst Göhner,
Fonds des programmateurs de Reso – Réseau Danse Suisse, Tanzhaus Zürich, The Floor NYC.
Théâtre Sévelin Lausanne, Servette Music