2° part of Trilogy : Distância


2° part of Trilogy : Distância

« The more men hold one another tightly, the more confidently do they feel that they are not afraid of each other. » Elias Canetti

"One on one. Nothing else. But carried to its ultimate consequences, until the dancers’ breaths become shadows." Le Temps

  • Lenght about 60 min

    Choregraphy Guilherme Botelho

    Assistant Madeleine Piguet Raykov

    Music Anthony Rouchier aka A.P.P.A.R.T

    Costumes Coralie Sanvoisin

    Tailor Veronica Segovia

    Scenography Gilles Lambert

    Lights Jean-Philippe Roy

    Interpretation (création) : Fabio Bergamaschi, Erik Lobelius, Ismaël Oiartzabal, Madeleine Piguet Raykov, Claire Marie Ricarte, Marion Rochefeuille, Adrian Rusmali, Candide Sauvaux, Christos Strinopoulos, Gabor Varga

    Production Alias

    Co-productions Théâtre du Crochetan, Théâtre Forum Meyrin


    Alias is granted a joint subsidy by the City of Meyrin, the City of Geneva, the Canton of Geneva and Pro Helvetia – Swiss Foundation for the Promotion of Culture.

    Alias is a dance company associated to the Theater Forum Meyrin (Geneva) and the Theater Crochetan (Valais).

    Creation 2011 / Theater Forum Meyrin

  • Unity engenders community.  By virtue of a forest of arms, Guilherme Botelho explores the notion of collectiveness that governs the life of termites, but which is absent from the preoccupations of man.  This second episode of his Distância trilogy confirms the clear existential turn his work has taken.  One is even tempted to say essentialist turn, given the conviction pegged to his heart that nothing is lost, nothing is created, but everything is transformed. Such, then, is the intent of this choreography whose title spells out its theme: Iyouhesheitweyouthey (Jetuilnousvousils).

    The group, as well as the interactions that flow through it, are drawn to our attention. The sum total of singularities which sometimes cancel each other out, every dancer reveals his score around simple, distinct forms, held together by a strong collective will, supple and precise.

    One is reminded of the sinuous movement of a school of fish slicing through the depths of the water, or a swarm of birds, or the swell of the ocean, the discovery of those immense waves sometimes called billows. Botelho delves into the biology and the instinct of composite bodies. The title of this piece evokes the transition from unity to plurality.

    Iyouhesheitweyouthey is worrisome: when humanity sinks, what gestures lift it up and console it from the coming darkness?