Natasza Gerlach, "Eventfully Tender"
With Élie Autin, Auguste de Boursetty, Jessica Allemann, Juliette Uzor17 - 18 Jun 2023
The event is over
Eventfully Tender can be seen as a utopian laboratory. The piece tests our bodies and our senses in an immersive, sensual and sensory presentation. Each movement, each look, becomes the scene of permanent negotiations between the self and others.
She questions how, independently of language, balances of power are established, but also vulnerability, a sense of community and a quest for gentleness. She casts a tender gaze on our individual and collective fears, desires and repulsions. The piece introduces tenderness as a practice, a possible attitude to the world, a place for sharing, producing meaning and feelings that question our manner of affecting and being affected. Tenderness as a language with the capacity to transform people into poetic and political entities, opening up shades of intimacy and thus enabling the creation of new alliances and connections that overturn how we relate to the world.
Concept, choreography: Natasza Gerlach
Movement research: Pierre Piton
Costumes: Hoel Blanchard
Sound creation: Natasza Gerlach
Technical director: Thibault Villard
Administration and dissemination: Mathias Ecoeur – Ars Longa
Production: Compagnie Feelings Matter
Co-production: Emergentia – high point of the choreographic emergence made by l’Abri, TU – Théâtre de l’Usine and Pavillon ADC
With the support of: City of Geneva, Loterie Romande, Swiss Foundation for Performing Artists SIS, Fondation Engelberts
Studio reception: Arsenic – Centre d’art scénique contemporain Lausanne, Théâtre Sévelin 36 Lausanne, Ménagerie de verre Paris
Natasza Gerlach (1994, Poland) is a Swiss-based Polish director, choreographer and performer. Her artistic work is situated at the intersection of extended choreographic practices and performance. Seeking to reinterpret the everyday gestures that form our collective imagination, she sees her projects as laboratories for empathy, with a view to creating spaces for reconciliation and atonement. By using sensitive material as the main source of fiction, she endeavours to activate collective sentiments, celebrating connection independently of all preconceived ideas.
5pm - 6pm
Natasza Gerlach, Out 6 - Eventfully tender, MA-Théâtre, Lausanne
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