17:30—18:40 Public

Tanzhaus Zürich, Bühne 2

Géraldine Chollet / Cie Rahu LaMo

OUVERTURE – piece for dancers and walking audience

© Pierre Vogel

«OUVERTURE – piece for dancers and walking audience», the third creation by the dancer and choreographer Géraldine Chollet, is inspired by the tradition of medieval mystery plays. These communal ceremonies mixed metaphysical and real elements, the sacred and the profane. They served to invoke the hereafter, beg for mercy, attain favour or to question viewers and protagonists alike. Evoking this ritual character, the audience for «OUVERTURE» continuously move in a circle. The performers dance in the centre, periodically breaking out of the centre, joining the circle and returning to the centre. This creates a continuous rotating pull, a ritual carried out collectively by the community, in which the viewers are involved as active participants. In this simple yet festive choreographic setup, we are all invited to acknowledge what we have, accept what we are lacking and celebrate what may come.

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Géraldine Chollet is a choreographer, dancer and gaga teacher. She trained at the Laban Centre in London and has worked with various choreographers and companies, such as Jessica Huber, the company Prototype Status, Daniel Hellmann and the companies Philippe Saire and Unplush. Since 2006 she has trained with Ohad Naharin and the Batsheva Dance Company, in order to further the unique movement idiom of gaga and also train dance professionals as well as amateurs and dance enthusiasts in it. In addition to her artistic practice, Géraldine is a certified provider of spiritual pastoral care in hospitals.


Other productions available for touring

La Kabane (2022)

Booking contact

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


Concept & choreography Géraldine Chollet in collaboration with the dancers

Performance Eléonore Heiniger, Maïté Minh Tam Jeannolin, David Zagari, Bilal El Had

Creation assistant Patrick Mangold

Assistant creatures Trân Tran

Sound design Renée Van Trier

Composition & sound engineer Raphaël Raccuia

Lights & stage design Sven Kreter

Costumes Scilla Llardo

Technical direction Celine Ribeiro

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

Production cie Rahu LaMo

Coproduction Théâtre Sévelin 36

Supported by City of Lausanne, Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung SIS, Loterie Romande, Fondation Nestlé pour l'art, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Fondation Casino Barrière de Montreux

Thanks Thanks to the many Palestinian dabke dancers who inspired me, and whose basic step we are using.

Website oh-la-la.ch/artistes/geraldine-chollet


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28.2.2024, 17:30—18:40
Tanzhaus Zürich, Bühne 2
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Tanzhaus Zürich, Bühne 2