From 6 to 9 February 2019 in Lausanne, the 10th Swiss Dance Days had showcased the winning performances selected by the jury from over 150 entries. The programme offered a snapshot of the trends that are currently inspiring Swiss choreographers and dancers.
Vincent Baudriller Director of the Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne
Anneli Binder Managing co-director and artistic director of the dance & performance programme, Dampfzentrale Bern
Patrick de Rham Director of Arsenic – Centre d'art scénique contemporain, Lausanne
Catja Loepfe Director of the Tanzhaus Zurich
Philippe Saire Choreographer and artistic director of Théâtre Sévelin 36, Lausanne
Stefano Tomassini Dance advisor at LIS/LAC Lugano and assistant professor at IUAV University, Venice
As the sole artist sitting on the jury, Philippe Saire will have the opportunity to present one of his own works during the Swiss Dance Days.
Arsenic - Centre d'art scénique contemporain
Théâtre Sévelin 36
L'Octogone - Théâtre de Pully
La Manufacture - Haute école des arts de la scène
Cie Philippe Saire
In an exhibitionist society where what is not shown does not exist, Teresa Vittucci exposes her body to the collective gaze: that of the audience in the theatre and that of random spectators around the world who are watching via live stream. As a performer on stage, Camgirl online and host in both spaces Teresa invites everybody into her intimate space. As the chatroom feeds the performance with spontaneous and unknown content, there is a constant negotiation with what is uncontrollable. Teresa Vittucci constantly re-composes the performance and inevitably has to navigate questions of power, subjectification and desire.The audience becomes a witness to the fragile moment in which Teresa encounters strangers online. If the spectator looks away or if her chat-room visitors disconnect the show cannot go on. In this way the audience becomes a witness, actor and necessary voyeur in this live reality.
Teresa Vittucci A graduate of the Vienna Conservatory, the Ailey School in New York and SEAD in Salzburg, she is a choreographer, actress and performer based in Zurich. Her growing fascination for performance led her to study at the School of Fine Arts in Bern, where she obtained a Master’s in Scenic Arts Practice. She has created numerous solos, such as «Unleash», «Lunchtime» and «All Eyes On». The audience is often on the edge of their seat, as her creations play with the tension between character and performer with a good dose of bodily humour. Winner notably of the grant danceWEB from the ImpulsTanz festival in Vienna, she also created the duo «U Betta Cry» (2014) with Nils A. Lange at Tanzhaus in Zurich. Her newest solo «Hate Me, Tender» received second prize from PREMIO 2018 and was selected for Zürcher Theaterspektakels Short Pieces platform.
Not suitable for young audiences under 16
Concept and performance Teresa Vittucci
Dramaturgy Simone Aughterlony, Marc Streit
Stage design Jasmin Wiesli
Light design Benjamin Hauser
Technical director Lukas Sander
Production manager Elena Conradt
Production OH DEAR Zürich
Coproduction Tanzhaus Zürich, Festival zürich moves!
Support Tanzhaus Zürich, Stadt Zürich Kultur, Fachstelle Kultur Kanton Zürich, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Fondation Nestlé pour L'Art, Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council, Grand Studio Brussels, Südpol Luzern, Festival Les Urbaines, Festival zürich moves!
Théâtre Sévelin 36
Av. de Sévelin 36, 1004 Lausanne
Simone Aughterlony & Jen Rosenblit
*Melk Prod./Marco Berrettini
Cie Nicole Seiler
Cie Greffe/Cindy Van Acker
Tabea Martin & Simona Bertozzi
Cie 7273/Laurence Yadi, Nicolas Cantillon
Cie Gilles Jobin