LABRATS

2021

This intimate performance is an attempt to dive into the endless adjustments a relationship between two people requires. A try to explore the fragility of human relationships and the need to cooperate in order to escape loneliness. Through the prism of physical risk, this project uses a vocabulary mixing dance and partner acrobatics, inspired by the non-verbal communication. The audience will be around a glass cage, like an aquarium in wish the performers will stay. This set defines a restricted area they are nevertheless forced to coexist in. The close proximity between the audience and the artists offers the audience a unique cinematic experience, during which they have the opportunity to observe humans in their solitary intimacy, as one would observe two rats in a laboratory cage.

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“This intimate performance is an attempt to dive into the endless adjustments a relationship between two people requires. A try to explore the fragility of human relationships and the need to cooperate in order to escape loneliness.

Through the prism of physical risk and the limits of the body, I want to create a vocabulary mixing dance and partner acrobatics, inspired by the non-verbal communication between two bodies.

The special set, which creates an intimacy between the audience and the performers, offers the audience a unique cinematic experience, during which they have the opportunity to observe humans in their solitary intimacy, as one would observe two rats in a laboratory cage.

The relationship between the two men is based on caring, listening and helping each other. The two performers being men, I wish to present a relationship that accepts weakness, doubt, rejects competition and gives room to a gentle clumsiness allowing the audience to smile.”

 

Marc Oosterhoff

LABRATS

Creation 2021

A duo created and performed by: Marc Oosterhoff and Matias Salmenaho

Accompanied by the musical creation of: Olivia Pedroli

With as co-producers: Théâtre Sévelin36 and Théâtre de L’Echandole

Creation in:

La Bellone, Brussels (BE)

Bora Bora Theatre, Aarhus (DK)

Théâtre Sévelin36, Lausanne (CH)

Tour dates: La Bâtie Genève / Kaserne Basel / Theaterspektakel Zürich / Casino Théâtre Rolle / Tuchlaube Aarau / FIT Festival Lugano / Nebia Biel / Südpol Luzern / Belluard Fribourg / Théâtre Benno-Besson / Tanz in Olten

First performances planned during Les Printemps de Sévelin in March 2021 in Lausanne.