Salons d'artistes

Salons d'artistes

Introduction

Initiated by the jury and the organizing partners of Swiss Dance Days 2019, the Salons d’artistes provides eight choreographers with the opportunity to present their up-coming projects to international programmers. Each artist will be accompanied by a member of the jury or artistic director who has followed the evolution of their work.

 

This year the Salons d’artistes will take place in the studios of the Manufacture, an institution of higher learning dedicated to the performing arts. Since 2014 the school has offered a bachelor’s degree program in contemporary dance and has quickly become an esteemed centre for research and experimentation. The excellence of its diverse areas of study is stimulating the emergence of a new generation of dancers and creators.

 

Salons d'artistes 1
Thursday, 7.2.2019 9h—13h

 

Maud Blandel
Marie-Caroline Hominal

Cie Linga
Jeremy Nedd

 

Salons d'artistes 2
Friday, 8.2.2019 9h—13h

 

Ruth Childs
Lorena Dozio
Edouard Hue
Emma Murray

 

Open for programmers only
Registration required

La Manufacture –
Haute école des arts de la scène Rue du Grand-Pré 5
1000 Lausanne-Malley

Maud Blandel

Maud Blandel has been developing for the last three years a choreographic research at the crossroads of artistic fields. Her two first creations, «Touch Down» (2016) and «Lignes de conduite» (2018), focus on mythic-cultural practices in order to observe their phenomenon of spectacularisation. Concerned about the expansed notion of choreography, she develops different laboratories (with the students of the National School of photography in Arles, and with the Ensemble of Contemporary Music in Geneva) and various collaborations – with the Swiss director Karim Bel Kacem or, more recently, with the German composer Heiner Goebbels.

 

Accompanied by Patrick de Rham

Marie-Caroline Hominal

Marie-Caroline Hominal is a dancer, performer and choreographer. After receiving her training at the Swiss Ballet School and the Rambert School in London, she collaborated with artists such as Gisèle Vienne, Gilles Jobin, La Ribot and Marco Berrettini. She has developed her own work, exploring different mediums, formats and modalities of encounter with the audience; her artistic practice includes text, music, performance and video. Her piece «Taxi Dancer» (2016) touches on male-female relationships and the role of power play in human relationships. With «Hominal/Öhrn», first of the series Hominal/XXX, she began questioning the notion of «the author».

 

www.madmoisellemch.com

 

Accompanied by Vincent Baudriller

Cie Linga

Compagnie Linga was founded in 1992 by Katarzyna Gdaniec et Marco Cantalupo. They have been associated artists at L’Octogone theatre in Pully since 1993 and create one to two productions a year. They bring to the stage physical dance that is at once sensual and powerful and explores the influence different political and social situations have on the body. They have been invited to perform in many illustrious international venues and contexts and have received numerous awards. Notably, the Cultural Prize for young creators in dance (2001), the Cultural Grand Prix (2012) from the Fondation Vaudoise, as well as the Danzatalenti Prize (2015).

 

www.linga.ch

 

Accompanied by Yasmine Char

Jeremy Nedd

Born in New York, Jeremy Nedd is a performer, choreographer and sound designer. After his studies he worked with different artists in New York and received a Bessie Award for his work in «Radio Show», by Kyle Abraham. From 2010 to 2012 he danced at the Dresden Semperoper and from 2012 to 2016 with the Ballett Basel. In his work he explores different aesthetic worlds in order to deconstruct their codified vocabulary. His last pieces «How to save a phoney from becoming a fraud» (2016) and «Communal Solo» (2018) were coproduced by the Roxy Birsfelden. In 2017 he received a research grant from Atelier Mondial and in 2018 he was nominated for the Swiss Performance Art Award.

 

www.jeremynedd.com

 

Accompanied by Catja Loepfe

Ruth Childs

Dancer, performer and choreographer Ruth Childs grew up and studied in the United States before joining the Ballet Junior de Genève in 2003. Since then she has worked with a diverse array of choreographers, such as Foofwa d’Imobilité, La Ribot, Gilles Jobin, Yasmine Hugonnet and Marco Berrettini. Since 2015 she has been presenting a project of recreation in which she restages a selection of early works created by her aunt, choreographer Lucinda Childs. In 2018 she created her first scenic work «The Goldfish and the Inner Tube» in collaboration with Stéphane Vecchione.

 

tutuproduction.ch/Ruth_Childs

 

Accompanied by Patrick de Rham

Lorena Dozio

Born in Ticino, Lorena Dozio studied performing arts at the University of Bologna before joining the Master’s program «Essays» at the National Choreographic Centre in Angers. Since 2008 she has co-created duets with dancer Fernando Cabral. In 2012 she founded the Association Crile with composers Carlo Ciceri and Daniel Zea in Lugano. She questions the notion of the invisible with pieces such as «Levante» (2013) and «Alibi» (2014). The piece «Otholites» (2016) received support from Reso’s Programmer Fund, while «Dazzle» (2017) was supported by both the canton of Ticino and Pro Helvetia. Since 2016, she’s been an associated artist at LAC-LuganoInScena as part of the project YAA ! supported by Pro Helvetia.

 

www.lorenadozio.com

 

Accompanied by Stefano Tomassini

Édouard Hue

After his training at the Ballet Junior in Geneva, Édouard Hue danced for the Hofesh Shechter Company and Olivier Dubois. He created the Franco-Swiss company – The Beaver Dam Company – in 2014. He approaches the body as a vehicle for translating emotions and seeks out extreme qualities of movement in his work. Recipient of numerous awards and other forms of support, pieces such as «Murky Depths» (2014) and «Meet Me Halfway» (2017) have toured internationally. In residence at the Auditorium Seynod, he cofounded the FDAM (Festival for Dance and Movement Art) with the Mikado – MJC Centre Social. With his solo «Forward» (2018) he participated in the program Dance and Dramaturgy at the Théâtre Sévelin 36.

 

www.beaverdamco.com

 

Accompanied by Philippe Saire

Emma Murray

Performer and choreographer Emma Murray was a soloist with the Royal New Zealand Ballet before dancing with the Konzert Theater in Bern. From 2013 to 2015 she was an associated artist with the Dampfzentrale Bern, which regularly coproduces her work, as well as a Young Associated Artist with Pro Helvetia. Through a practice that is both physical and performative, her work meticulously dissects disparate interests, exploiting text or language to contextualize movement in performance. Because of  the choreography’s constant mutation - in pieces like «This is the Beginning (2012)», «The Way You Look Tonight (2014)» or «Mother*Fuckers (2017)»  - the audience's experience is manifold.

 

www.emmamurray.ch

 

Accompanied by Anneli Binder