From 2 to 6 February 2021 in Basel, the 11th Swiss Dance Days had showcased the winning performances selected by the jury from almost 150 entries. Due to the pandemic the Swiss Dance Days of 2021 had to be cancelled, the selection (see archive) was retained and could be shown to a wide audience in 2022. The programme offered a snapshot of dynamic, humorous and powerful physical studies and autobiographical works full of performative joy and the courage to question virtuosity. A special focus is on several powerful works from the younger generation of Swiss choreographers.
Dr. Adriana Almeida Pees, Künstlerische Leiterin und Kuratorin Tanz, Theater Freiburg
Selina Beghetto, Dramaturgin, Luzern
Rares Donca, Leiter L’Abri, Genf
Foofwa d’Imobilité, Choreograf
Sandro Lunin, Künstlerischer Leiter, Kaserne Basel
Als einziger Künstler der Jury, verfügte Foofwa d’Imobilité über die Möglichkeit, ein eigenes Werk an den Swiss Dance Days zu zeigen.
Junges Theater Basel
Neues Theater Dornach
Teresa Vittucci, Colin Self
La PP / Romane Peytavin & Pierre Piton
Neopost Foofwa / Foofwa d’Imobilité
Cie des Marmots & Collectif Ouinch Ouinch
Skree Wolf / Rudi van der Merwe
Cie Moost / Marc Oosterhoff
Innocent and adventurous, he balances on the narrow ledge between tension and looseness, risk and caution, humour and earnestness, coincidence and calculation, improvisation and control. Marc Oosterhoff examines the moment of shared empathy between audience and performer, that playful but insecure balancing act between accomplishment and failure. In his second solo, Promises of Uncertainty, he plays a naïve discoverer in a world full of its own laws and cosmic sound, which is performed live by Raphael Raccuia. He toys with the threads of fate and the banana peel on the floor – the result is a bizarre, risky roller-coaster ride, a transdisciplinary performance oscillating between physical dance and circus.
Marc Oosterhoff studied at the Dimitri Theatre Academy and at La Manufacture Lausanne. His practice also includes parkour and martial arts. His artistic research lies at the crossroads of dance, theatre, contemporary circus and performance. His first solo, Take Care of Yourself, created in 2016, won two prizes and is still touring. With Cédric Gagneur he created two outdoor pieces. He developed Promises of Uncertainty in 2019 as a Young Associated Artist at the Kaserne Basel. His next project, Lab Rats, will premiere in March 2021 at the Théâtre Sévelin 36 in Lausanne.
Choreography, Direction, Performance Marc Oosterhoff
Music Raphael Raccuia
Lighting design Joana Oliveira
Lighting engineer Leo Garcia/Filipe Pascoal
Dramaturgy and Outside Eye Pauline Castelli
Outside Eye on tour Latifeh Hadji
Set Design Léo Piccirelli
Administration Mariana Nunes
Communication Maryke Oosterhoff
Diffusion Tutu Production – Lise Leclerc
Studios L’Abri, Théâtre Sévelin 36, Studios de l’ADC, Maison du Grütli Salle Caecilia, Comédie de Genève
Coproduction L’Echandole, Emergentia, Le Castrum, Cie Moost
Support État de Vaud fond pluridisciplinaire, Pro Helvetia – Fondation suisse pour la culture, CORODIS, Fondation suisses des artistes interprètes SIS
St. Alban-Vorstadt 12, 4052 Basel
*Melk Prod. / Marco Berrettini
Jeremy Nedd & Impilo Mapantsula