In this piece, the audience is invited to collaborate with the artistic team in order to compose a unique performance.
The elements presented ie. dance phrases, dramatic scenarios, music, lighting design, and costuming are carefully crafted in advance and offered as tools to the spectators for the creation of a dance to their taste. After playful, democratic voting, where humor is invited, the spectators can enjoy the synthesis of their group decisions. The piece becomes a way to look at the psychology of spectator expectations, aesthetic desires, and participation in the making of a work of art, as well as an essay in desacralizing the grandeur of the spectacle.
The Making of Spectacles excerpt
Credits for the Creation of TMOS (2008)
Concept and choreographies
Ruth Childs, Foofwa dit Mobilité, Isabelle Rigat, Filibert Tologo
Tutu Production, Véronique Maréchal (until Dec 2008), Yann Aubert (from Jan 2009)
Corine Magnenat (from Jan 2009)
La Corodis-Fonds , la Loterie Romande
Antoine Lengo, Perrine Ploneis, Olivia Ortega, Odile Ferrard, Louise Hanmer, Pauline Wassermann, Nicolas Wagnières, Cédric Vincensini, Blandine, Michaël, Steve, Amador, Toufo, Mélanie, Bertrand, Ed Childs, Léonard, Simone Toendury, Richard Kaboré, Beatriz Consuelo, Claude Gafner, Samuel Machina (Théâtre de Vidy), Anne Davier, Marie-Pierre Genecand
Neopost Foofwa is supported by Pro Helvetia – Swiss foundation for culture, The City of Geneva – Departement of Cultural Affairs, and The State of Geneva – Department of Public Instruction