© Marc Doradzillo
We are delighted to announce that SOLIDARITY! has made it to the final selection of the 2024 Swiss Dance Days! Among 218 productions viewed, the jury has chosen 15 inspiring pieces reflecting the current diversity of contemporary Swiss creativity in dance. The Swiss Dance Days will take place from February 28 to March 3, 2024. The partner organizations – Fabriktheater Rote Fabrik, Gessnerallee, Neumarkt, Schauspielhaus, Tanzhaus Zürich, ZHdK and Reso. The Swiss Dance Days are the most important promotion platform for Swiss dance and take place every two years in a different Swiss city.
© Lalrinhlui Sangsiama
EQUALITY! back from Northeast India
We are back from our EQUALITY! Northeast India Tour in collaboration with Pro Helvetia and our host and choreographer Joshua Sailo -who we met in the frame of Swiss Dance Days in early 2022! It turned out to be an expansive journey to three different cities in the Northeast of India- Aizawl, Itanagar, and Shillong- that engaged us physically, emotionally and relationally as we reflected on the topic of equality with fresh perspectives with the people we met along the journey. From day one, our tour was built on passion to connect with young audiences (young not just in age but exposure to arts), and openness to see one another authentically. We were hosting workshops at schools and universities, performing at remarkable venues, e.g. a buddhist monastery and connecting with artists from the region- expanding our vision of EQUALITY! to a new cultural context.
© Lehibe Chan
ZÄMMEHEEBE in Antananarivo, Madagscar
In the context of MIARAKA Festival in Antananarivo, Madagascar, I was invited to work with an inclusive group of Malagasy dancers with and without physical and cognitive disabilities, including company members of Cie.Lovatiana. Together we developped a new interpretation of "Zämmeheebe-Holding together" revolving around the themes of community and belonging.
The performances took place as part of MIARAKA Festival in Antananarivo on 6th April 2023 at "Institute française de Madagascar" and on 8th of April 2023 at "Alliance française de Madagascar".