duration : 60'
Biche is an inter-generational and inter-species dance treatment by Marion Zurbach/Cie Unplush and Géraldine Chollet.
Zurbach and Chollet interviewed Biche, a former dancer at the Marseille Opera, whom Zurbach knew as a child. Her journey speaks of attempts at control, of breaks, resilience and reinvention.
With unfailing attention to each other, the dancers incorporate, and bear witness to the life story of their elder sister, while practising the required movements. Biche’s uneven background points to a possible path towards a life off the rails that remains driven, despite silence and wounds, by a disturbingly vibrant love of freedom.
Doesn’t loneliness die once you have found someone to tell that you are lonely?
performance, design Marion Zurbach performance, artistic collaboration Géraldine Chollet artistic assistant Vittorio Bertolli lighting design Olivier Famin costume design Silvia Romanelli music Giorgio Gristina (composition), Bizet, Aho Ssan, Pascal Obispo dog care expert Frédérique Lepetit booklet layout Milena Farioli design Iris Marchand production Maxine Devaud
production Unplush coproduction Dampfzentrale Bern, far° festival des arts vivants Nyon a project supported by Danse & Dramaturgie (D&D Ch), an initiative of Théâtre Sévelin 36 Lausanne, with Dampfzentrale Bern, Roxy Birsfelden, Südpol Luzern, Tanzhaus Zürich, TU-Théâtre de L’Usine Genève, and supported by Pro Helvetia and Fonds culturel de la SSA, SWISSLOS/Kultur, Kanton Bern, Pro Helvetia, Migros-Kulturprozent, Walter Haefner Stiftung, Burgergemeinde Bern, Gesellschaft zu, Schuhmachern, Gesellschaft zu Ober- Gerwern, Artagon Marseille, French embassy in Switzerland