Antes & 0,5‰ in Brazil
As part of the South American “COINCIDENCIA” programme of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, Alias is crossing the Atlantic for a tour in Brazil during which several performances of Antes and 0.5% are planned. The company will play in Londrina as part of the Festival de Dança de Londrina (October 14), in Fortaleza at the Bienal de Danca do Ceará (opening of the festival on October 19 + October 21) and in Recife at Cena Cumplicidades (October 26).
Normal., new creation 2018
From 22 to 24 November, Alias will present Normal, its new creation 2018, at the Forum Meyrin Theatre. This new piece depicts individuals caught up in the cyclical motion of life, an allegory of life in constant movement. Show and ticketing information at www.forum-meyrin.ch.
converse-worlds at the Asphalt Festival
As part of the Asphalt Festival, Alias Company will be in Düsseldorf on July 20 and 21 for two converse-worlds performances on the stage of the Alte Farbwerke, Halle 29. More information and tickets on the festival website.
Sideways Rain in Poland
From April 26th to 29th, Alias go on tour in Poland to present Sideways Rain. The company’s dancers will perform with 8 dancers of the Kielecki Teatr Tanca and 5 independant ones. That original formation will be on tour in the eastern part of the country, stopping in Bialystok, Siedlce, Lublin and Kielce.
Sideways Rain in Braunschweig
From April 27, Alias starts its long performances series in Braunschweig (Germany) with Tanztheater, the Staatstheater Braunschweig’s company. They will jointly present a new version of Sideways Rain with 21 dancers, 7 more than in the original work from 2010. This higher amount of dancers will bear a new vision of Sideways Rain. Ten dates are planned and spread over a few months until November. More information on our page « Tour ».
Islands at l’Esplanade du Lac
December 2nd, Alias is taking a short trip to l’Esplanade du Lac in Divonne, where we’ll be showing Islands, created in 2016. For this new occasion, the piece will be played by six dancers. The original composition, as shown at the Festival La Bâtie in 2016, was made for five dansers, with an idea of extension and multiplication, as a ligne that stretches out to infinity…or towards an possible point of encounter.
converse-worlds, new creation 2017
October 12th to 15 you can discover converse worlds , the latest creation by Alias company. The new creation presents us with bodies that look as troubling on the stage as those of unknown animals would in a dark forest. Infos on the shows and ticket presales at www.forum-meyrin.ch .
Community outreach program 2017-2018
Alias will start a new mediation programm at the Maison des Compagnies, the new workspace dedicated to the performing arts in Meyrin. This project aims to bring children to participate at contemporary dance classes scheduled during the school hour. These initiation courses, given by Catherine Egger, our new mediation associate, will start in September and take place during the whole school year. For more infos, please contact us at email@example.com.
The trilogy “Distância” goes South America
From May 15th to 19th, in preparation of the upcoming South American tour, Guilherme Botelho will teach a workshop to the UNSAM contemporary dance company (Universidad National de San Martin), directed by Oscar Araiz. Starting with “Antes”, the “Distância” tour will continue with presentations of “Jetuilnousvousils” and “Sideways Rain”, two shows performed by both the Alias dansers and the UNSAM company.
Outreach and residence at the de Saussure secondary school
Alias Contemporary Company will spend the current academic year, 2016 – 2017, in residence at the de Saussure secondary school. The residence will comprise eleven projects of varying nature, structure and scale.
Le Poids des Éponges (The Weight of a Sponge) in Beirut
April 13th to 15th 2017, Alias will perform « Le Poids des Éponges » at the Maqamat Dance Theatre in Beirut for this year’s edition of the Beirut International Platform of Dance (BIPOD).