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Recording: 2017-09-01 , Tanz im August / HAU1 Hebbel am Ufer (Video © Walter Bickmann)

La Ribot

Another Distinguée

Tanz im August | HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU1)

Production Details / Press Releases

This collection of short performances and actions is the most recent series from “Distinguished Pieces”, a project on which La Ribot has been working, on and off, for 23 years. Her aesthetic is sumptuous and her corporeality elegant. In this piece, her clarity is transformed into a dreamlike shadow-theatre, her body, no longer a fetish for the viewer’s gaze, becomes a multiple presence that slips into other possible bodies. Heroes, warriors, mermaids: in each piece La Ribot and her performers invent new identities only to cast these off again and transform themselves anew.

Born in Madrid in 1962 and now based in Geneva, La Ribot is a choreographer, dancer, director and visual artist; a radically multidisciplinary creator. Her work has its origins in movement, the body, and her own background in dance, to which she adds other practices, systems and materials as they become necessary. From the beginning of her career her work has included live performance, video, speech, sign language, found art, installations and ‘relational’ works. She has involved different communities in her performances and videos, both professional colleagues and people with no experience in the world of art. Her works have been presented at the Tate Modern, London, the Centre Pompidou, Paris, the Panorama Festival, Rio de Janeiro, Impulstanz, Vienna and Art Basel. She was awarded the Spanish National Dance Prize in 2000 and The Gold Medal for Merit in the Fine Arts in 2016 by the Spanish Ministry of Culture.

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TFB Nr. 1094

Cast & Credits

Concept & Artistic Direction: La Ribot
With: La Ribot, Juan Loriente, Thami Manekehla
Installation: La Ribot
Construction of the Installation: Marie Prédour, Victor Roy
Lighting Design: Eric Wurtz
Technical Direction: Marie Prédour
Costume Design: La Ribot
Costume Tailoring: Laurence Durieux, Marion Schmidt, Julie Z
Artistic Advice: Jaime Conde Salazar

Production: La Ribot – Genève
Production Management & Public Relations: Sara Cenzual
Administration: Gonzague Bochud
Distribution: Nicky Childs (Artsadmin, London)
Distribution Spain: Paz Cecilia (Magale prod, Madrid)
Distribution Visual Art: Angel Varela
Coproduction: Théâtre de Vidy – Lausanne, CN D – Paris, Latitudes Contemporaines – Lille, Teatros del Canal – Madrid
In cooperation with: Comédie de Genève
With the Participation of: Centre Pompidou
Supported by: Stanley Thomas Johnson Stiftung, Ernst Göhner Foundation
La Ribot is supported by Ville de Genève, République et canton de Genève and Pro Helvetia, Schweizer Kulturstiftung.

Tanz im August 2017
Artistic Director: Virve Sutinen
Executive Producer: Isa Köhler
Producer & Assistant to Artistic Director: Marie Schmieder
Curator & Producer: Andrea Niederbuchner
Assistant Producer: Alina Sophie Lauer
Technical Director: Patrick Tucholski
Tanz im August is a festival by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, funded by the Capital Cultural Fund and the Senate Department for Culture and Europe.

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