A retrospective of La Ribot's works (1993–2017)

Credit: Morel Fontaine
Throughout the duration of the festival, Tanz im August will be showing a diverse selection of live performances and films by Spanish choreographer La Ribot. A feminist and pioneer of the conceptual dance movement of the 90s – at once challenging and accomplished – she operates at the intersections of contemporary dance, live art, video, and performance art. The retrospective includes her six-hour performance “Laughing Hole” (2006), a selection of her celebrated “Distinguished Pieces” in “Panoramix” (1993–2003), and her 2008 duet with Mathilde Monnier “Gustavia”, along with her most recent series of “Distinguished Pieces”, “Another Distinguée” (2016). An exhibition will present a.o. a selection of her video works from 2002–2017. The retrospective of La Ribot's work has been made possible by the generous support of Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council.

Occuuppaaatiooon! Berlin – Catalogue

Retrospective La Ribot Publication

A catalogue was published to accompany the Retrospective La Ribot. 98 pages giving insights into the works of the Spanish-Swiss artist, with articles by Lois Keidan, Estrella de Diego and an interview with La Ribot conducted Stephanie Rosenthal. The catalogue is available now for 15 € (+ shipping) at the HAU Online Shop.

Find the catalogue at HAU Online Shop
Born in Madrid in 1962 and now based in Geneva, La Ribot is a choreographer, dancer, director and visual artist; a radically multidisciplinary creator. Her work has its origins in movement, the body, and her own background in dance, to which she adds other practices, systems and materials as they become necessary. From the beginning of her career her work has included live performance, video, speech, sign language, found art, installations and ‘relational’ works. She has involved different communities in her performances and videos, both professional colleagues and people with no experience in the world of art.
Her works have been presented at the Tate Modern, London, the Centre Pompidou, Paris, the Panorama Festival, Rio de Janeiro, Impulstanz, Vienna and Art Basel. She was awarded the Spanish National Dance Prize in 2000 and The Gold Medal for Merit in the Fine Arts in 2016 by the Spanish Ministry of Culture.


Film | Mariachi 17
Wed–Sun, 16:00–21:00 | HAU3 Houseclub
Opening: 11.8., 17:00

Films & Installations 2003–2017

Wed–Sun, 15:00–19:00 | Galerie Barbara Weiss
Opening: 13.8., 15:00

La Ribot
Laughing Hole
12.8., 14:00 | Sophiensæle

La Ribot
Panoramix (1993–2003)
17., 20.+23.8., 19:00 | Sophiensæle

La Ribot & Mathilde Monnier
26.+27.8., 20:00 | HAU1

La Ribot
Another Distinguée
1.+2.9., 19:00 | HAU1

Audience Engagement Formats
19.8. | 18:00 | Meet the Artist
26.8. | 21:00 | Dance Circle for Gustavia
29.8. | 20:15 | Meeting of Minds with Mathilde Monnier
Tanz im August
Curators Andrea Niederbuchner, Virve Sutinen
Exhibition Design Advice Anja Trudel

La Ribot
Production Management & Communication
Sara Cenzual
Technical Direction Marie Prédour
Management / Distribution Nicky Childs / Artsadmin, London
Distribution Visual Art Angel Varela
Management / Distribution Spain / South America Paz Santa Cecilia / Magale prod, Madrid

La Ribot – Genéve is supported by the department for Abteilung Culture by the city of Geneva, Republik & Kantons Geneva and Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council.

Commissioned and produced by Tanz im August / HAU Hebbel am Ufer.
With the support of Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council.