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The Moebius Strip

Photo by Manuel Vason
2001 – 2004

A Moebius Strip is a two dimensional surface with only one face. A Moebius Strip represents infinity. When you cut a moebius strip in half, lengthways, you get a double moebius strip. If you cut it again you get a triple strip, and so on into infinity.

When you ride a moebius strip, it is like going back to the beginning, in space, on a one-dimensional surface. If you cut it lengthways, then you must continue, and continue, and you will never cross your starting point again. Like life itself, it is a perpetual restart, never from the same point.

The sound surrounding the 5 dancers was full. The space was vibrating. Their bodies were lines in space. The movements were continuous and fluid. The tension came from the density of the movement, from the density of the music. The piece was evolving, in a circular way. Always close to the starting point, always different. The Moebius Strip was a journey that started long before the spectators entered the auditorium.

An Artsadmin project (London, UK). Produced by Parano Fondation (Lausanne, CH) and 36 Gazelles (London, UK) in co-production with Arsenic (Lausanne, CH), Théâtre de la Ville (Paris, F), Music Biennale (Zagreb, HR) Espace Pier Paolo Pasolini (Valenciennes, F), and Zuercher Theater Spektakel (Zurich, CH). With the support of Pro Helvetia (The Arts Council of Switzerland), Loterie Romande, Ville de Lausanne, London Arts, SSA, Fondation Stanley Thomas Johnson, and Canton de Vaud.

The tour 2003-4 was supported by Pro Helvetia (The Arts Council of Switzerland) and Corodis.

Choreography: Gilles Jobin
Music: Franz Treichler
Lighting design: Daniel Demont
Technical direction/Sound: Clive Jenkins
Assistant choreographer: Laura Beurdeley
Costumes: Gilles Jobin

Dancers: Christine Bombal, Jean-Pierre Bonomo, Pierre Rigal, Enora Riviere, Lola Rubio

Photography: Manuel Vason
Management: Maria-Carmela Mini
Admnistration Lausanne: Delphine Jagot

Photo by Manuel Vason