24/09/2013, 21.00
Stara mestna Elektrarna – Elektro Ljubljana
Entrance (6 eur advance sales, 8 eur walk-up)

There will be a talk after the performance. Lead by Antje Pfundtner.


photo: Gregory Batard

For «Au Contraire», Foofwa d“€™Imobilité developed his piece, inspired by Jean-Luc Godard, in the style of a film production. The subject of this “€œon-set choreography“€ is the encounter: possible and impossible meetings of people and states, planned and accidental, contradictory and behavioural. The Genevan Frédéric Gafner, also known as Foofwa d“€™Imobilité, distinguishes himself once again by tackling new, rarely explored themes and questioning codes of representation.

“€œAu Contraire“€ was created for the Festival d“€™Avignon in 2010.

“In Au contraire (after Jean-Luc Godard), intelligence is a movement, movement is a savoir-faire and an elegance of spirit. Body itself is loving. And sex is a distinguished salutation. Looking deeper, Godard is a perfume.” (Le Temps, 17.2.2011)

Born Frédéric Gafner in Geneva in 1969, Foofwa d“€™Imobilité studied at the Ecole de Danse de Genève and was a member of the Geneva-based Ballet Junior. He was a dancer in Stuttgart Ballet and the Merce Cunningham Dance Company in New York. He founded Cie neopost foofwa in 2000. From this point on, he launched numerous productions and collaborations and toured throughout Europe with them. He is the winner of many awards and grants.

Performing: Manon Andersen, Foofwa d“€™Imobilité, Yann Aubert, Gregory Batardon, Antoine Lengo

Text, choreography Foofwa d“€™Imobilité, Antoine Lengo

Sound: Antoine Lengo

Lighting design: Jonathan O“€™Hear

Costume design: Coco Charnel

Sound meditation: Charlemagne Palestine, Israël Quellet

Production: Cie neopost foofwa

Coproduction: Grü/Théâtre du Grutli, SACD/Festival d“€™Avignon

Support: Loterie Romande, City and Canton of Geneva and the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia

Au contraire in Ljubljana was made possible in collaboration with Culturescapes, with the support of Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council. The banquet Electronic Cigarette after the performance was made possible by  Embassy of Switzerland in Ljubljana

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