Compagnie Alias, Geneva (Switzerland)
Thursday, 05. November 2020 // 7.30 - 8.30 pm
Schauspielhaus / Große Bühne
Again and again, 14 dancers cross the stage, tirelessly, uninterruptedly, endlessly. Crawling like primordial animals at the beginning, they slowly rise, they walk, run, fall, stand up, run, stop and start all over again, caught in the cycle of things and in the longing to move on.
The dance piece “Sideways rain” is a physical metaphor of life. On the way through a universe of light and spherical music, complex questions about human development arise. The repetition of patterns and the constant acceleration of the rhythm create a choreography full of visual power and strong pull. The physical phenomenon of rain from the side in nature gives as a synonym a forward flowing, uncontrollable and also mysterious energy.
Guilherme Botelho, born in São Paulo / Brazil in 1962, began his dance training at the age of 16 and was engaged at the Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève in 1982. In 1987 he created his first own choreography. He founded the company Alias in 1994, for which he has developed about 30 pieces so far. His latest choreographies include “contre-mondes” (“Counterworlds,” 2017), “Normal.” (2018) and “in C” (2020). His works have received several awards. “Sideways rain” is one of the most exhilarating, hypnotic and mesmerizing choreographies of the last decade and has guested at all major festivals across Europe. The piece was seen at euro-scene Leipzig in 2011 and can now be experienced here once again with a new generation of dancers.
From 14 years
Unit price 22,00 €
The performance will be followed by the awarding of the International Caroline Neuber Scholarship of the City of Leipzig.
Premiere: 03.09.2010, La Bâtie, Festival de Genève, Théâtre Forum Meyrin, Geneva
Production: Compagnie Alias
Co-production: La Bâtie, Festival de Genève / Théâtre du Crochetan, Monthey / Théâtre Forum Meyrin, Genf
The guest performance in Leipzig is kindly supported by Pro Helvetia – Swiss Cultural Foundation, Zurich, and the Swiss Embassy in the Federal Republic of Germany, Berlin.
Concept and choreography: Guilherme Botelho
Composition: Murcof (Fernando Corona)
Stage design: Guilherme Botelho, Gilles Lambert, Stefanie Liniger
Costumes: Marion Schmid, Julia Hansen
Lighting design: Jean-Philippe Roy
Dancers: Arnaud Bacharach, Alexandre Bibia, Louis Bourel, Veronica Bozzano, Erica Bravini, Adriano Coletta, Natalie Farkas, Veronica Garcia, Victoria Hoyland, Erik Lobelius, Aurélien Peillex, Sophia Preidel, Linn Ragnarsson, Claire-Marie Reot-Ricarte
30th Festival Year