The performance is based on interviews conducted by Marion Zurbach and Géraldine Chollet with Biche, a dancer Marion knew as a child. During their meetings, Biche talks about the choices and events that have shaped her life.
Each scene is built on a testimony from Biche about her life, performed in movement by Géraldine and Marion with the aim of creating a relationship of trust and intimacy.
The performance looks at the relationship that the performers had with their bodies at different times in their lives in relation to Biche's experience and life path. Their testimonies speak of attempts at control, injury, healing and reinvention.
Biche's reality, her struggle for survival, her search for meaning, are the manifestation of her courage to live outside of pre-established patterns. Far from exemplary speeches, the piece pays tribute to a practice of animal care.
Performance & concept : Marion Zurbach
Performance & artistic collaboration : Géraldine Chollet
Artistic assistant : Vittorio Bertolli
Dramaturgical support: Arthur Eskenazi
Music : Giorgio Gristina (composition),Bizet, Aho Ssan, Pascal Obispo
Costumes : Silvia Romanelli
Dog care expert : Frédérique Lepetit
Light design and technical direction : Olivier Famin
Production : Maxine Devaud
Coproduction : Dampfzentrale Bern, far° Fabrique Des Arts Vivants Nyon
The project is accompanied by Dance & Dramaturgy : Dance & Dramaturgy (D&D CH) is an initiative by Théâtre Sévelin 36 Lausanne in partnership with Dampfzentrale Bern, ROXY Birsfelden, Südpol Luzern, Tanzhaus Zürich and TU–Théâtre de l'Usine Genève, and supported by Pro Helvetia and the Cultural Fund of SSA – Société suisse des auteurs.
Supports : Kultur Stadt Bern | SWISSLOS/Kultur Kanton Bern | Pro Helvetia | Walter Haefner Stiftung | Migros-Kulturprozent | Burgergemeinde Bern | Gesellschaft zu Schuhmachern | Artagon Marseille
Photo credit ©Robin Plus