Mathilde Monnier / La Ribot

  • Sat 26.09.09 20 h
  • Sun 27.09.09 20 h

In ›Gustavia‹ Mathilde Monnier and La Ribot, two choreographers with distinctly different backgrounds but yet very similar thoughts and questions regarding the future of performance art, explore the techniques and codes of classical burlesque. Drawing on role reversal and metamorphosis and using the energetic body language of farce and their own characteristic sense of humour, the duo address timeless themes such as womanhood, death, theater, performance, self representation and ultimately ask a very serious question: can an artist today influence society?

»[…] ironic, bitter and hearty.« Der Standard, Juli 2008

Premiere: 02.07.2008 

Festival Montpellier Danse 08

From and with: Mathilde Monnier und La Ribot

Light design: Eric Wurtz 

Music: Mouse on Mars, Square Pusher, Cristian Vogel, Mathiew Ship, Olivier Renouf 

Sound: Olivier Renouf 

Stage: Annie Tolleter 

Costume: Dominique Fabrègue 

Costume assistance: Laurence Alquier 

Technical director: Thierry Cabrera 

Stage manager: Marc Coudrais 

Assistant stage manager: Jean-Christophe Minart 

Press and communications: Vincent Cavaroc

Production: Jean-Marc Urrea, Michel Chialvo, Anne Fontanesi 

Co-production: Festival Montpellier Danse 2008, Centre Georges Pompidou - Les Spectacles vivants / Festival d' Automne à Paris / Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), Centre de Développement Chorégraphique de Toulouse/Midi-Pyrénées, Culturgest (Lisbon), La Comédie de Genève (Geneva), Mercat de les Flors (Barcelona), La Ribot (Geneva), Centre chorégraphique national de Montpellier/Languedoc-Roussillon

La Ribot is supported for this project by Pro Helvetia- the Swiss Arts Council - and the Department of Culture of the City of Geneva.

Supported by Air France

The performances at PACT Zollverein are supported by the Minister President of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Photos: Marc Coudrais

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