DEUXIÈME ÉTAGE DANS LA LUMIÈRE DU SOLEIL
UPON THE INVITATION OF ENSEMBLE VIDE, CHOREOGRAPHER PERRINE VALLI EXPLORES THE IMMENSITY OF ARCOOP, AN INDUSTRIAL BUILDING IN CAROUGE, WHERE SIX DANCERS AND AN ORCHESTRA PERFORMING THE WORK OF COMPOSER CHARLES IVES COME TOGETHER.
ENSEMBLE VIDE – DENIS SCHULER
A commission by Ensemble Vide
A project by Denis Schuler and Béatrice Zawodnik
Guests: Orchestre Buissonnier, Perrine Valli, Marthe Krummenacher
Concept & choreography: Perrine Valli
Performers: Louise Hanmer, Marthe Krummenacher, Margaux Monetti, Anja Schmidt, Raphaelle Teicher & Perrine Valli
Music: Charles Ives / Denis Schuler – creation with Orchestre Buissonnier conducted by Arsène Liechti
Production: Ensemble Vide
Duration: 45 minutes
Photo: ©Christian Lutz
The question of existence remains unanswered, says composer Charles Ives, paraphrasing the title of his work The Unanswered Question. However, there is music and dance, and where thought leads to questions, the body understands. Vibrations, sounds, movements repeat themselves and reveal the vital energy of our presence in the world.
Upon the invitation of Ensemble Vide, choreographer Perrine Valli and dancer Marthe Krummenacher explore the immensity of ARCOOP, an industrial building in Carouge. Backed by four dancers, they encounter an orchestra. The musicians play this Unanswered Question and together, reproducing the same tunes and the same movements, they tirelessly tell a story of life cycles and starting over.
TEXT : ENSEMBLE VIDE
3-4 May 2014: ARCOOP building, Geneva, Switzerland