For her third show, Eugénie Rebetez transforms herself into a cleaning lady, the antithesis of the divas whose finery she borrowed before. “This time,” she explains, “the sequins were properly hoovered to leave room for what remains when the lights are switched off (...). Cleaning is touching and taking care of something else, and, for some people, to cleanis to earn a living.” Here, the body and the setting are one, exterior surroundings merge with inside space. From her body-home, her shell, the dancer creates sensory and musical links with the outside. Alternating intensity and levity, poetry and laughter, the everyday and the surreal, Eugénie Rebetez works with director Martin Zimmermann to create a comic household where chaos and order reign. After Gina and Encore, the performer revamps her stagecraft in a solo where the self can become someone else.
Source : Maison de la Danse de Lyon
Eugénie Rebetez (*1984) grew up in the swiss countryside. She first studied dance and choreography in the class of dance studies at the Lycée Martin V in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, then at the ArtEZ Institute of Arts in Arnhem, Holland. Following her studies, she worked notably with the Venezuelan choreographer David Zambrano, and also with the Swiss director Martin Zimmermann. She has created and performed three solo shows, Gina (2010), Encore (2013) and Bienvenue (2017) as well as several performances for art galleries and museums. Her work has been presented throughout Switzerland, as well as elsewhere in Europe. The body is at the heart of her artistic approach, expressing itself completely while revealing the complexity and ambivalence of being oneself. Eugénie Rebetez lives in Zurich. She is currently Artist in Residence at Théâtre La Grange de Dorigny - UNIL Lausanne where she will be creating her new piece in Automn 2019.
"Eugénie Rebetez' body is a theatre. It has its moods, its asides, its outbursts. It is tempted a hundred times to be different, but takes pride in returning to itself: voluptuous, overflowing, untamed." Le Temps
Source: Eugénie Rebetez's website
En savoir plus : http://eugenierebetez.com/en/
Born in 1977, Fabien Plasson is a video director specialized in the field of performing arts (dance , music, etc).
During his studies at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Lyon (joined in 1995) Fabien discovered video art. He was trained by various video artists (Joel Bartoloméo Pascal Nottoli , Eric Duyckaerts , etc) .
He first experimented with the creation of installations and cinematic objects.
From 2001 to 2011, he was in charge of Ginger & Fred video Bar’s programming at La Maison de la Danse in Lyon. He discovered the choreographic field and the importance of this medium in the dissemination, mediation and pedagogical approach to dance alongside Charles Picq, who was a brilliant video director and the director of the video department at that time.
Today, Fabien Plasson is the video director at La Maison de la Danse and in charge of the video section of Numeridanse.tv, an online international video library, and continues his creative activities, making videos of concerts, performances and also creating video sets for live performances.
Sources: Maison de la Danse ; Fabien Plasson website
More information: fabione.fr
Artistic consultancy / Dramaturgy
Simeon Meier en collaboration avec Martin Zimmermann
Eugénie Rebetez, Andy Neresheimer
Lesley Barber, Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, Gloria Gaynor, Mica Levi, Rihanna, Stars of The Lid, Tambouren Infanterie-Rekrutenschule 206
Eugénie Rebetez, Martin Zimmermann, Tina Bleuler
Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work
Production Verein Eugénie Rebetez. Coproduction Zürcher Theater Spektakel - Suisse, Tanzhaus Zürich, ROXY Birsfelden - Suisse, Theater Chur - Suisse, ADC Genève, Théâtre La Grange de Dorigny – UNIL Lausanne. Soutiens Stadt Zürich Kultur, Pro Helvetia - Suisse, République et Canton du Jura, Fachstelle Kultur Kanton Zürich, Fachausschuss Tanz & Theater BS/BL - Suisse, Ernst Göhner Stiftung - Suisse, Fondation Corymbo - Suisse, Fondation GGKZ - Suisse, Pourcent Culturel Migros - Suisse. En coopération avec le Fonds des Programmateurs de RESO – Réseau Danse Suisse
Production / Coproduction of the video work
Maison de la Danse de Lyon - Fabien Plasson, 2019