11:00—11:50 Public

Schauspielhaus Zürich, Schiffbau-Box

Pierre Piton


© Gregory Batardon

«Open/Closed» guides the visitor through an intimate research, exposing the body inside-out and outside-in. To the sound of organic textures, Pierre’s vulnerable and multi-layered dances are releasing a powerful sensitivity. Originating from a single vocal sample created by Simone Aubert, the trembling voice intensifies into the soundtrack of a fiercely vulnerable and personal revolution. The boundaries of the self fade away as an invitation to become Open/Closed to our surroundings.

TRIGGER WARNING: Strobe lighting is used in this performance.


After their first training at the National Conservatory of Paris, Pierre studied at La Manufacture Lausanne under the artistic direction of Thomas Hauert (2014-2017). Between 2018 and 2023, Pierre freelanced for various choreographers such as Ioannis Mandafounis, Mark Lorimer, Juliette Uzor, Marion Zurbach, Philippe Saire, and Natasza Gerlach. As of June 2019, they joined the collective The Field in exchange with Tanzhaus Zürich and collaborated with Simone Aughterlony, Monica Gillette, Isabel Lewis, and Meg Stuart. As a choreographer, Pierre presented «Capillotractée», his first choreographic work, for Danse Élargie 2017 at the Théâtre De la Ville in Paris. They also founded La PP in collaboration with Romane Peytavin and became Associated Artist at l’Abri Geneva. The duo created «Dédicace» for the Antigel Festival in February 2019 and presented «Farewell Body» at l'Arsenic Lausanne in May 2019. This last works were respectively selected to participate in the Swiss Sélection in Avignon and the Swiss Dance Days Basel 2022.


Other productions available for touring

Dédicace (2019), Farewell Body (2018)

Booking contact

Maxine Devaud / oh la la - performing arts production, maxine@oh-la-la.ch


Concept, choreography & performance Pierre Piton

Music & performance Simone Aubert

Light design Marek Lamprecht

Production Management Maxine Devaud / oh la la - performing arts production

Fashion design/Costumes Marie Bajenova

Dramaturgy & movement research Romane Peytavin

External Eye Lucia Gugerli

Dramaturgical production support Tanzhaus Jessica Huber

Video Carlos Tapia

Pictures Gregory Batardon

Coproduction Tanzhaus Zürich, L'Arsenic, centre d'art scénique contemporain - Lausanne

Supported by Stadt Zürich Kultur, Pro Helvetia Schweizer Kulturstiftung, Fachstelle Kultur Kanton Zürich, SSA - Société Suisse des Auteurs, Fondation Nestlé pour l'art, Landis & Gyr Stiftung, FLUXUM FOUNDATION, Oertli Stiftung, Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung SIS.

Supported by Danse & Dramaturgie (D&D CH), an initiative by Théâtre Sévelin 36 Lausanne, in association with Dampfzentrale Bern, ROXY Birsfelden, Südpol Luzern, Tanzhaus Zürich, TU-Théâtre de l’Usine Genève.

Website oh-la-la.ch/artistes/pierre-piton


Schauspielhaus Zürich, Schiffbau-Box
Schiffbaustrasse 4, 8005 Zürich
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1.3.2024, 19:30—20:20
Schauspielhaus Zürich, Schiffbau-Box
3.3.2024, 11:00—11:50
Schauspielhaus Zürich, Schiffbau-Box