A performance by Sarah Waelchli and Roshanak Morrowatian
Two dancers explore the space around them, tracing its contours. They turn it into a playground, inventing rules as they go along. Exchanged looks lead to decisions as they quietly observe each other and provide mutual encouragement to maintain the rhythm, moving forward ever faster, ever more boldly.
By imperceptible degrees, however, the game becomes competitive. Pushing back their limits and striving to keep up with each other, they are caught in a web of rivalry and betrayal. The tension mounts and the game spirals out of control until the dancers finally realize the absurd and futile nature of competition. This enables them to recover their autonomy, regain a sense of solidarity and peace.
Choreography and interpretation Sarah Waelchli & Roshanak Morrowatian
Music Laurent Nicolas
Lighting Antoine Frammery
Scenography Augustin Mercier
Video Séverine Barde
Photos Séverine Barde and Afagh Morrowatian
Graphic design Nicolas Monguzzi
Translation Sian Snow
TU – Théâtre de l’Usine, Genève
Ville de Genève, Canton de Genève, Loterie Romande, Fondation privée genevoise
From the 19th until the 25th of January 2017 at the TU