Condanced Histories: A choreographic and pedagogical one-man show about his/stories of danceEgypt
A condensed and humorous one-man performance by Swiss dance artist Foofwa d’Imobilité. Within one hour, Foofwa will make the audience experience the history of 20th century Western dance. This self-described “respectful desecration” will cycle through the iconic styles of legends ranging from Rudolf Laban, Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, Pina Bausch and more.
The performance, created with the light artist Jonathan O’Hear, highlights and demonstrates how certain choreographic trends have helped to shape contemporary art. Bursting with anecdotes, which serve as a timely reminder that dance is as old as humanity itself, Foofwa d’Imobilité rumbustiously decodes the myriad forms of dance that have been created over the last 125 years and that are still being used today. He literally walks the talk by singing the music himself, describing the costumes and stage design and proving that the history of dance is alive and kicking.
Concept, text and performance: Foofwa d’Imobilité
Lighting design: Jonathan O’Hear
Technical manager: Davide Cornil
Production: Neopost Foofwa
Creation: Théâtre de l’Arsenic – Lausanne, Switzerland, March 14th 2011
This project was developed in collaboration with the Plateforme de Médiation (outreach platform) of the AVDC and Reso – Réseau danse Suisse, with the support of Pro Helvetia in the context of the Arts Outreach program.
Dates: September 12 and 14
Location: Townhouse Gallery
Tickets: Available on E7gezly (35 EGP)