In residency: WAVE company and Junebug Company
Flux Laboratory is pleased to welcome Pauline Raineri and Sophie Amman from November 1st to November 8th to work on their creation: Femmosity.
Pauline Raineri and Sophie Ammann form a crazy, concerned duo. With Femmosity, the two choreographers question their relationship to appearance and the pressure exerted, on women particularly, by a consumer society obsessed with the image. Their characters, Jo and Alex, are as absurd as they are lucid and strive to overcome, redefine and reappropriate the traditional aesthetic codes of femininity. In-between fitness bootcamp, sensual quest and bodily exhaustion, the heroines are in pursuit of their "Femmosity".
Both based in Switzerland, dancer-choreographers Pauline and Sophie met at the Geneva Junior Ballet. Pauline founded the WAVE company in Geneva, and toured around Switzerland and Europe. Her solo Si|Si was selected for Lucky Trimmer (DE) and for Tanzfaktor 2018. She presented her creation W.A.Y.T. in 2018 at the Galpon Theater (CH).
Sophie founded the Junebug Company in Geneva with her colleagues Erin O'Reilly and Rosanne Briens in 2015. Together, they co-sign and present their pieces in Switzerland and abroad. In 2017, the three choreographers presented their play WICCA at the Théâtre de la Parfumerie (CH), as well as in Northern Ireland.
Conception, choreography and interpretation: Sophie Ammann and Pauline Raineri
Assistantship: Arnaud Mathey
Dramaturgical support: Merel Heering
Outside eye: Sidonie Simon
Co-production: Choreographic 2020, Vevey
Light and technical design: Tiago Branquino
Music: Timothy Giddey
Scenography: Valeria PacchianniProduction Wave
Co-production TU - Théâtre de l’Usine, Oriental Vevey et Dansomètre – Choreographic creation space
With the support of Geneva city, carouge and la Loterie romande. A project accompanied by Danse & Dramaturgie, an initiative of Théâtre Sévelin 36, in partnership with Dampfzentrale Bern, Tanzhaus Zürich, TU-Théâtre de l'Usine, ROXY Birsfelden, with the support of Pro Helvetia and la SSA Société Suisse des Auteurs, Dansomètre, Flux Laboratory -creative accompaniment and ADC - Grütli studios.