Pierre Piton CH
Open / Closed
There are some shows that you can see with your eyes closed, like Pierre Piton’s Open / Closed. From the very first breath, the air is under tension, bodies thrum. His, with his cheek glued to the wall, ours, sitting on the floor in front of him, and the sounds made by every rustle of his movements, transformed live by Simone Aubert. Who is who in this electric organism? Who is dancing? In this complex set-up of light and sound, the electric or liquid movements of the dancer metamorphose the room into a living organism, transforming the audience into a wave, crossing the walls, disappearing into the floor, sometimes warming you up. Or perhaps it is the other way round. Perhaps we’re here to activate these scenes that animate the space. In this strange experience, immobility is absent. The moving end to an enigma reminds you that everything is but perpetual, and collective movement.
Le Grütli – Centre de production et de diffusion des Arts vivants
Flat rate : CHF 15.- / Festival-goer rate : CHF 7.-
Wed 07 Sep 2022 21:00
Thu 08 Sep 2022 19:00
Co-produced with Le Grütli – Centre de production et de diffusion des Arts vivants
Concept, Choreography and performance
Music and performance
Fashion Design, costumes
Dramaturgy & movement research
Dramaturgical production support Tanzhaus
Tanzhaus - Zürich and l’Arsenic, centre d’art scénique contemporain - Lausanne
Pierre Piton is an associated artist with the Réseau Grand Luxe, bringing together several French-speaking European institutions such as l’Abri Geneva-CH, Pôle Sud Strasbourg-FR, and Trois C-L Luxembourg-LU, amongst others.
Danse & Dramaturgie (D&D CH), an initiative by Théâtre Sévelin 36 Lausanne, in association with Dampfzentrale Bern, ROXY Birsfelden, Südpol Luzern, Tanzhaus Zürich, TU-Théâtre de l’Usine Genève.
With support by
Stadt Zürich Kultur, Pro Helvetia Schweizer Kulturstiftung, Fachstelle Kultur Kanton Zürich, SSA - Société Suisse des Auteurs, Fondation Nestlé pour l'art, Landis & Gyr Stiftung, FLUXUM FOUNDATION, Oertli Stiftung, SIS - Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung