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Picture: Marc Coudrais
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“Gustavia” brings together two choreographers with utterly divergent dance backgrounds who nevertheless are driven by common questions about the future of art and representation. Drawing on the techniques and codes of classical burlesque, Mathilde Monnier and La Ribot experiment with this art form of transformations and role reversals to test out its use in dance. With striking body language and a sense of humour, they also touch on timeless themes such as femininity, self-presentation and the theatre, in order to then ask the question of whether it is still possible today for an artist to exert an influence on society.
Current Performances
Sat 26.08.2017 | 20:00 | HAU1
Sat 26.08.2017 | 21:00 | Bibliothek im August (HAU2)
Dance Circle
Gustavia
Sun 27.08.2017 | 20:00 | HAU1
By and with Mathilde Monnier, La Ribot
Lighting Design Eric Wurtz
Sound Olivier Renouf
Stage Design Mathilde Monnier & La Ribot, Annie Tolleter
Costume Design Dominique Fabrègue
Assistance Costume Laurence Alquier
Duration 60 Min

Production: Festival Montpellier Danse 08, Centre Pompidou – les spectacles vivants / Festival d'Automne / Théâtre de la Ville – Paris, centre de développe- ment chorégraphique de Toulouse / Midi-Pyrénées, Culturgest Lisbonne, la Comédie de Genève, Mercat de les Flors, La Ribot, Centre Chorégraphique National de Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon. Supported by: Pro Helvetia, Schweizer Kulturstiftung, la République et Canton de Genève, la Ville de Genève – Département de la culture.

With the support of Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council.