Three dancers in constant manipulation by an invisible power…
The thirty minute trio BodyToys shows how neo-liberal capitalism appropriates symbols from historical revolutions (for instance, the image of Che Guevara printed on trendy t-shirts) to make them politically powerless and publically entertaining.
In the dance, three bodies are hung by their necks with a Slinky spring toy. Presented as characters from an audio-visual series, the dancers alternate between animating a Jack-in-the-Box, an automated doll, a cartoon character, a digital avatar, and a talking and singing toy. They are in constant manipulation by an invisible power.
|Concept, choreography and text||Foofwa d’Imobilité|
|Creative Performance||Foofwa dit Mobilité, Isabelle Rigat & Ruth Childs|
|Music||Fast Forward, Foofwa d’Imobilité, Antoine Lengo|
|Costume design||Foofwa d’Imobilité, Fand Suzanne Gallo|
|Costume construction||Cécile Delancé|
|Neopost Foofwa is supported by The City of Geneva, The State and Canton of Geneva and Pro Helvetia.|