ARNICA 9CH (my life as a dancer)

Arnica 9CH offers a satirical endoscopy of the dancer’s trade. Filmed fragments of private life are associated with live performance in order to reveal the hidden part of a body that we imagine as perfect. Cigarettes, alcohol, cramp, painful joints… just some of the realities of a dancer’s life revealed behind the scenes. This choreographic self-fiction destroys a few fantasies and many received ideas with a good dose of humour and self-mockery. (Eva Cousido)

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Concept and performance: Maud Liardon

Cameraman: Christian Lutz

Light designer: Davide Cornil

Sound and video editing: Pierre Alexandre Lampert

Outside eye: Imanol Attorasagati, Florence chappuis, Odile Ferrard

Subventions: DAC and DIP Geneva, Loterie Romande

Creation at "Théâtre de l'Usine", Geneva, mai 2008

Touring: Fête de la musique Genève, "Swiss dance days 2009" Bellinzona, Festival ADN Neuchâtel, Phoenix Theater Steckborn, Rote Fabrik Zürich, Potsdam Festival Berlin, Bipod festival Beirut, Motafe Festival Estonie, Festival Lokomotiva Belgrade, Skopje

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