Biche is an intergenerational and inter-species dance treatment by Marion Zurbach and Géraldine Chollet.
The two performers have collected the testimony of Biche, a former dancer at the Marseille Opera, whom Marion knew as a child. Her journey speaks of attempts to control, break, resilience and reinvention.
With an unfailing attention to the other, each dancer incorporates the life story of her elder sister, and together they become the bearers of witness - all the while practicing the gestures that make for care. Biche’s uneven trajectory points to a possible path towards a life off the rails that remains driven, despite the silence and the wounds, by a love of freedom of a troubling vitality.
Doesn’t solitude die once you have found someone to tell you that you are alone?
Performance, concept Marion Zurbach
Performance, artistic collaboration Géraldine Chollet
Artistic assistant Vittorio Bertolli
Lighting design Olivier Famin
Costumes Silvia Romanelli
Composition Giorgio Gristina
Dog Care Expert Frédérique Lepetit
Graphic design Milena Farioli
Production Maxine Devaud / oh la la - performing arts production
Coproductions Dampfzentrale Bern, far° fabrique and festival des arts vivants Nyon
Partners A project accompanied by Danse & Dramaturgie (D&D Ch), an initiative of Théâtre Sévelin 36 Lausanne, with Dampfzentrale Bern, ROXY Birsfelden, Südpol Luzern, Tanzhaus Zürich, TU-Théâtre de L’usine Genève, and supported by Pro Helvetia and the Fonds culturel de la SSA
Supported by Kultur Stadt Bern, SWISSLOS / Kultur Kanton Bern, Pro Helvetia, Migros-Kulturprozent, Walter Haefner Stiftung, Burgergemeinde Bern, Gesellschaft zu, Schuhmachern, Gesellschaft zu Ober- Gerwern, Artagon Marseille, Embassy of France in Switzerland
Thanks to Selina Beghetto, dramaturge of the Dance & Dramaturgy program, for her support