FAVNE


2021

At once process-piece, performance and living exhibition, FAVNE is a quest: has the earth that buried Mallarmé’s, Debussy’s and Nijinsky’s Faune been contaminated? A choreographic extraction with a feminist, ecologist and postmodernist probe seems to be necessary.
FAVNE is a movement. In search of our “humanimality”. Searching for the physical link between onanism and onirism. Inspiring again creativity to embody the vital force. Liberating the desire to express it fully. Seeking the origin to find the original.
FAVNE is a declaration of love. Let our fetishes become joyful games! Let’s go through flesh to enjoy the world!
FAVNE is a manifesto. Democratize the roles! Let everyone imagine themselves as a Faun! Let everyone become a Nymph! Let everyone become a musical and dancing reed!

Videos

Credits

Basel version (Swiss Dance Days) February 2022:  

Performance: Alex Landa Aguirreche, Foofwa d’Imobilité

Local guest dancer: Johanna Sofia Heusser

Local accomplices: Felipe Alves, Jan Dagorov, Elif Duygu Karci, Matilde Martins, Claire Megumi Masset, Anita Neuhaus, Olivia Ronzani

Direction: Foofwa d’Imobilité

Choreographer’s assistant: Alex Landa Aguirreche

Visual creation and costume design: Jeanne Tara

Costume making: Julie Delieutraz

Lighting design: Laurent Schaer, in collaboration with Charlotte Curchod

Music: CDJ Vu “Enuaf is enuaf”

Book creation FAUNème: Milena Farioli

Russian reading of L’Après-midi d’un faune by Stéphane Mallarmé: Veronika Tikhonova

French reading excerpt from Vaslav Nijinsky’s Diary: Foofwa d’Imobilité

Visual arts curator: Julie Marmet

Wine courtesy of: Le Naturiste vin nu

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Production: Alex Landa Aguirreche

Communication: Pascal Villa Vieille

Administration: Alizée Sourbé

Producer: Neopost Foofwa

Support: City of Geneva, Canton and Republic of Geneva, Pro Helvetia, Swiss Dance Days 2021/22, Open Look Festival Saint-Petersburg, Chacun*e son paradis – Espace d’art Genève, Fête de la Musique Genève, OVNI – Centre culturel Fribourg, Association Danse Neuchâtel, Centre de culture ABC – La Chaux-de-fonds, Théâtre Benno Besson, La Maison des Compagnies.

Thanks to: Alizée Sourbé, Thierry Simonot, Anouck Genthon, Irédé Eve Oduntan, Veronika Tikhonova, Oxana Grigoryeva, Ana Dragić, Milena Farioli

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Geneva version (Chacun.e son paradis) June 2021: Alizée Sourbé, Alex Landa Aguirreche and Foofwa d’Imobilité – dance; Anouck Genthon – violin; Irédé Eve Oduntan – hosting and collaboration; Colin St-Mary – photography and feedback.

Saint Petersburg version (New Alexandrinsky Theater) August 2021: Alizée, Alex and Foofwa – dance; Veronika Tikhonova – local guest dancer; Oxana Grigoryeva – local guest percussionist; Ana Dragić – guest dramaturgist; Vadim Kasparov – hosting; Anton Kulev – videography.

Version Fribourg (OVNI) November 2021: Foofwa solo; Milena Farioli – book creation FAUNème & January 2022: duo version Alex and Foofwa; costume creation Jeanne Tara and Julie Delieutraz; Jérôme, Chiara, Maxine et Milena – hosting and collaboration.