Friday 26 February 2016 // 7.30 pm and 9 pm // THEATER IM BALLSAAL


Compagnie Philippe Saire




Conzept, Choreography: Philippe Saire (Choreography in Collaboration with the dancers Philippe Chosson, Maelle Desclaux, Jonathan Schatz) // Costumes: Tania DAmbrogio // Sound design: Stephane Vecchione // Dance: Maelle Desclaux, Mickael Henrotay Delaunay, Benjamin Kahn


In Foyer: Videodokumentary Cartographies (2002 – 2012) of Philippe Saire


Standing on an elevated surface, one sees from a bird’s perspective a deeper-lying square arena with three dancers. Everything is dark black, except the floor, which is white. Black granulate crashes down on the performers, whose movements captivate the spectators with constantly changing and fascinating graphic patterns.


„The transition from light to darkness, from life to death, from oil slick to raining ashes… Philippe Saire’s Black Out is a masterstroke that is watched from above: a moving picture of light, muscle and rubber dust. (Julien Burri, L’Hebdo, Switzerland)


Funded by: Ville de Lausanne, Canton de Vaud, Pro Helvetia - Fondation suisse pour la culture, Loterie Romande, Fondation Famille Sandoz, Pour-cent culturel Migros, La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club.

Thea Compagnie Philippe Saire is the Residence-Ensemble at Théâtre Sévelin 36, Lausanne. The guest performance takes place thanks to the kind support of  Pro Helvetia, Zürich.

Photo: Philippe Weissbrodt
Photo: Philippe Weissbrodt