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Blast!

Performance
Dance
1

Creation 2022

Choreography/Performance: Ruth Childs
Technical direction and light design: Joana Oliveira
Sound design and research: Stéphane Vecchione
Artistic Collaborator: Bryan Campbell
Costumes: Coco Petitpierre
Costume production : Anne Tesson, Coralie Chauvin
Outside eye: Cécile Bouffard
Coaching: Michèle Gurtner
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

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
  • 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!)