Snakes & Stones

Open Studio

Snakes & Stones CH

Pierre Piton



Choreography: Pierre Piton

Taking dissonant states of the body to extremes, Pierre Piton’s solo is on the edge of contortion and balancing act. Between convulsions, precarious balances and twists, in an incongruous relationship with the walls and the floor, the dancer challenges the horizontality and verticality of the planes, the inside and outside of the body. Accompanied by an organic and disturbing sound creation – every rustle of the body transformed live by Simone Aubert – this choreographic exploration stretches a tenuous thread between power and vulnerability. Born in 1995, Pierre Piton considers himself to be from an “in-between” generation, that of a dystopian utopia. Open/Closed, as conceptual as it is intimate, is a danced attempt to externalise this ambiguity.

Artistic Crew / Team:
LIGHT DESIGN Marek Lamprecht | PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT Maxine Devaud / oh la la - performing arts production | FASHION DESIGN, COSTUMES Marie Bajenova | DRAMATURGY & MOVEMENT RESEARCH Romane Peytavin | OUTSIDE EYE Lucia Gugerli | DRAMATURGICAL PRODUCTION SUPPORT TANZHAUS Jessica Huber

Tanzhaus Zürich, Arsenic, centre d’art scénique contemporain -
Lausanne, L'Abri - Genève

Funders and Supporters:
Stadt Zürich Kultur, Pro Helvetia - Schweizer Kulturstiftung, Fachstelle
Kultur Kanton Zürich, SSA - Société Suisse des Auteurs, Fondation Nestlé pour l'art, Landis & Gyr Stiftung, FLUXUM FOUNDATION, Oertli Stiftung, Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung SIS.

Associated Artist: Pierre Piton is an associated artist with L’Abri - Geneva and the Réseau Grand Luxe which brings together several French-speaking European institutions such as Pôle Sud Strasbourg-FR, and Trois C-L Luxembourg-LU amongst others.
Residencies: Danse & Dramaturgie (D&D CH), an initiative by Théâtre Sévelin 36 Lausanne, in association with Dampfzentrale Bern, ROXY Birsfelden, Südpol Luzern, Tanzhaus Zürich, TU-Théâtre de l’Usine Genève.