My first walks were taken with my mother in Evolène, Valais, during my childhood holidays. She died in 2013 and I take her with me in this performance work.
For 60 minutes, I walk with a drum, with a flute, but mainly using only the body in motion. During the performance, the physical gestures of walking evolve and change in response to playful experimentation with forces of imbalance and falling. This performance is a tribute to the land that carries our shifting verticalities and grounds our dreams and ambitions. The focus of attention is brought to ground level, to the height of the foot and the earth that we crowd, drawing tracks and paths on our journey through life until death. This work considers wandering as a way of being in the world where, according to the words of Rebecca Solnit, the landscape and the mind and the body connect with each other to form a musical chord.
Extra Ball, centre culturel suisse, Paris (F), 2016
CACY, Yverdon (CH), 2016
Goethe Institute, Dhaka (BD), 2016
International contemporary dance festival, New Delhi (IND), 2016
Dampfzentrale, Berne (CH), 2016
Centre culturel suisse, Paris (FR), 2015
Far°, Nyon (CH), 2015
Metro Arts, Brisbane (AUS), 2015
Teatro Dimitri, Verscio (CH), 2015
Evidanse, Saignelégier (CH), 2015
Südpol, Luzern (CH), 2015
Gessnerallee, Zürich (CH), 2015
TU, Genève (CH), 2015
Concept and performance: Gregory Stauffer
Stage design and costumes: Jérôme Stünzi & Gregory Stauffer
Dramaturgy: Marius Schaffter
Light design: Antoine Frammery
Sound assistance: Ariel Garcia
Graphic design: Jérôme Stünzi
Administration: Laure Chapel Pâquis production
Thank you: Hélène Mateev, Ernesto Oeschger, Guy Cools, Alain Volpe, Amaël Kienlen, Johannes Dullin, Barbara Pedretti.
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TU, Genève & Reso (CH)
Pro Helvetia, Reso – Swiss dance network, Ville de Genève, République et Canton de Genève, Loterie Romande, Nestlé pour l'Art.