Artistic director et performer for CIE MOOST
Marc Oosterhoff is artistic director and performer for the CIE MOOST.
Born in 1990 and originally from Yverdon- les-Bains, he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in physical theater at the Accademia Teatro Dimitri in 2012.
After his studies, he spent six months in China training in martial arts and then continued his practice of free-running and circus acrobatics. During two years, he worked as an actor and in 2014, he was admitted at La Manufacture (Lausanne), and was part of the first batch of students in the Bachelor’s degree in Contemporary Dance. In 2016 Marc performs Take Care of Yourself, his first solo, at Les Quarts d’Heure de Sévelin.This solo based on physical risk was selected for the Tanzfactor 2018 tour, and also selected by BE FESTIVAL for two tours in Spain and in the United Kingdom. This show has been presented at the Sélection Suisse en Avignon (SCH) in 2021.
In 2017 and 2018, he collaborated with Cédric Gagneur and choreographed Palette(s) and La Caresse des pavés, two outdoors performances.
In 2019, he created his new solo piece: Promises of Uncertainty, with the musician Raphael Raccuia also on stage, a show presented in several international festivals.
In 2020, during his presence at the MOMIX festival in France, Marc won the Junior Jury Prize for his play Take Care of Yourself and a Special Mention from the Professional Jury for his work.
Marc is currently working on a new project: Labrats. An intimate duo with Owen Winship, a Circassian performer. The duo will be presented in all regions of Switzerland within the framework of the Programmers’ Fund.
In 2021, he created Lab Rats, an intimate duet with circus artist Owen Winship, and in 2022, he created Natures Mortes with Camille Denkinger and Latifeh Hadji, also circus artists. In 2021, Marc received the Young Talent Award from the Fondation Vaudoise pour la Culture.
In 2022, Marc created À l’Échelle, a carte blanche for the opening of Plateforme 10 – Quartier des Arts in Lausanne, with a group of international acrobats. This form is readapted to other architectures for other occasions.
In 2023, the first performance of his new creation for large stages, Preparation for a miracle, will take place, combining circus, dance, theatre and magic.