Trophée

Trophée

  1. Trophée is a site-specific performance on the themes of hunting, conquest and military tradition. Three performers in sumptous baroque dresses, accompanied by drummer, conquer a field like an invading army, adopting postures of trophy wives, hunted animals and ghosts from bygone wars. The piece advances towards the audience over 300 meters, playing with perspective. Trophée explores man’s relationship with his environment, the need to demarcate, possess, tame and exploit. This relationship is not limited to nature, but also to his fellow man. New battle lines are drawn and new identities take shape as humankind encounters the limits to this world view.

Length: 40 min

CAST

  • Conception: Rudi van der Merwe and Béatrice Graf
  • Choreography and performance: Susana Panadès Diaz, Jòzsef Trefeli, Rudi van der Merwe
  • Composition and live drumming: Béatrice Graf
  • Scenography: Victor Roy
  • Costumes: Kata Tòth
  • Production: Association Skree Wolf
  • Co-production: Festival Antigel
  • Support: République et Canton de Genève

PERFORMANCES

  • 24 January 2015 (2 shows), festival Antigel, Geneva
  • 30 January 2016, festival Antigel, Geneva
  • 2 July 2016, Jour de Danse – Format Ardèche, Jaujac
  • 17 September 2016, Performance Reihe Neu-Oerlikon, Zurich
  • 4 February 2017, Journées de la Danse Contemporaine Suisse, Geneva
  • 22 February 2017, ICA Live Art festival, Cape Town
  • 25, 26 February 2017, Dance Umbrella, Johannesburg
  • 19, 20 August 2017 (3 shows), Tanz im August, Berlin
  • 11, 12 November 2017, Danaefestival, Milan
  • 13, 14 April 2018, Into the Fields festival, Bonn
  • 5, 6 May 2018, Donaufestival, Krems an der Donau
  • 26 May 2018, festival Ecletic Campagne(s), le Favril
  • 28 October 2018, Riverbero, Poschiavo