to make them politically powerless

 

to make them publically entertaining

 

BodyToys 2007

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.

Photos / Videos

Photos : Milena Farioli

BodyToys excerpts

Credits

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
Production Neopost Foofwa
Manager Yann Aubert
Duration 30 minutes
Neopost Foofwa is supported by The City of Geneva, The State and Canton of Geneva and Pro Helvetia.