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Creation 2022

Choreography/Performance: Ruth Childs
Sound design and research: Stéphane Vecchione
Light design: Joana Oliveira
Artistic Collaborator: Bryan Campbell
Costumes: Coco Petitpierre
Costume production : Anne Tesson, Coralie Chauvin
Outside eye: Cécile Bouffard
Coaching: Michèle Gurtner
Technical Direction: Joana Oliveira
Production: Scarlett’s
Delegated production, touring: Tutu Production, Lise Leclerc & Cécilia Lubrano
Coproduction: Pavillon ADC-Geneva, La Bâtie Festival, Geneva, Arsenic, Lausanne Atelier de Paris CDCN, Paris, CCN de Tours/ Thomas Lebrun (residency), CCN de Rillieux-la-Pape, A-CDCN (Les Hivernales – CDCN d’Avignon, La Manufacture – CDCN Nouvelle-Aquitaine Bordeaux· La Rochelle, L’échangeur – CDCN Hauts-de-France, Le Dancing CDCN Dijon Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Chorège CDCN, Le Pacifique – CDCN Grenoble – Auvergne – Rhône-Alpes, Touka Danses – CDCN Guyane, Atelier de Paris / CDCN, Le Gymnase CDCN Roubaix – Hauts-de-France, POLE-SUD CDCN / Strasbourg, La Place de la Danse – CDCN Toulouse / Occitanie, La Maison CDCN Uzès Gard Occitanie, La Briqueterie CDCN du Val-de-Marne)
Residency: Lo Studio – performing arts centre – Arbedo- Castione/Bellinzona – Switzerland
Financial support: Pro Helvetia Swiss foundation for Culture, Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation

Photos: Marie Magnin

Creation file

Blast! is based on my observations of how humans express themselves. If my previous creation fantasia invoked sensations and movements linked to my own intimate memory, this new solo Blast! is a study, panorama, or re-appropriation of bodies, focusing on the painful, suffering, strange, explosive, and violent body. For some time now, I have felt the need to respond to violence by embodying and transforming it in my work. Not necessarily my own violence, but the violence that surrounds us, traverses the history of humanity, haunts us with imagery and stories, the violence of our imagination or our nightmares. In parallel to a study on expressivity, two intuitive concepts are at the heart of this new project: one is musical and the other spatial. These concepts have a meditative or calming aspect and serve as a juxtaposition to the intensity of the movement, or maybe even an antidote. Together, they both could either contain the energy or release it.

Past Shows
  • 18.06.2024
    Danza Estate, Bergamo, Italy
  • 08.06.2024
    La Maison/CDCN, Uzès, France
  • 08.04.2024
    Le Gymnase CDCN, Roubaix, France
  • 14–17.03.2024
    Programme Commun, Arsenic, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 19.01.2024
    Pôle-Sud CDCN Strasbourg, France
  • 05–06.10.2023
    La Manufacture/ CDCN, Bordeaux, France
  • 30.09.2023
    CDCN/L’Echangeur, Château-Thierry, France
  • 27.09.2023
    CDCN/La Briqueterie, Vitry-sur-Seine, France
  • 30.07–01.08.2023
    Impulstanz, Vienna, Austria
  • 15.06.2023
    Le Pacifique/CDCN Grenoble, France
  • 16.05.2023
    Chorège/CDCN Falaise, France
  • 18.03.2023
    Le Dancing/CDCN Dijon, France
  • 16.02.2023
    Les Hivernales/CDCN Avignon, France
  • 13.02.2023
    La Place de la Danse/CDCN Toulouse, France
  • 21–22.10.2022
    Atelier de Paris CDCN/ Swiss Week Centre culturel suisse/ France
  • 01.10.2022
    FIT festival, Lugano, Switzerland
  • 21–25.09.2022
    Arsenic, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 27–31.08.2022
    Pavillon ADC, La Bâtie-Festival de Genève (Première!)