Program 2016

Philippe Saire

Switzerland (1957)



This video installation is an excerpt from Philippe Saire’s recent eponymous production. This performance is the third part in a series of performances called Dispositifs (‘stage devices’), at the crossroads of dance and visual arts. The choreographer pursues his exploration of the sensory perception of movement through an optical illusion generated by two neon lights. An interplay of bodies appearing and disappearing generates impossible images and fantastic paintings and moves forward through the history of art, from Renaissance paintings to photographic development, the abstraction of Brancusi’s sculptures and the evanescence of holograms.

Production, set and choreography: Philippe Saire
Chorography in collaboration with the dancers: Philippe Chosson, Pep Garrigues
Photography: Bastien Genoux
Music: What Power Art Thou, drawn from Henry Purcell’s King Arthur, performed by Fink and the Concertgebouw Orchestra, Ninja Tunes, 2013
Cie Philippe Saire sponsors: Ville de Lausanne, Canton de Vaud, Pro Helvetia, Fondation de Famille Sandoz, Loterie Romande
Coproduction Vacuum: Théâtre National de Chaillot, Paris & La Bâtie – Festival de Genève
Duration: 4.5 min.