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The Sirens – Song XII

Philippe Saire
Friday 9 September 2022
21:45 GMT+2
Metropolis Kino
  • Dance Film
Switzerland

| Synopsis

The Sirens – Song XII initiates a series of video works related to in-situ performances. 
Spurred by the success both critical and public of Cartographies, a similar project spread over ten years that addressed the physical potentialities of Lausanne’s urban environment, this new series develops the songs of Homer’s Odyssey.

James Joyce’s transposition in Ulysses serves as a model: References to the epic are transcribed into a personal and contemporary register.
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| Credits

Directed & edited by
Philippe Saire
Concept & choreography
Philippe Saire
Choreography in collaboration with the dancers
Kim Ceysens, Maëlle Desclaux, Maïté Jeannolin
Editing consultant & color grading
Bastien Genoux
Sound mixing
Denis Séchaud
Costumes
Isa Boucharlat
Make up
Elisabeth Péclard
Technical director
Vincent Scalbert
Set photography
Gregory Batardon
Music
Komm süsser Tod, Johann Sebastian Bach
Komm, o Tod, du Schlafes Bruder, from Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen, Johann Sebastian Bach
Office
Valérie Niederoest, Gábor Varga / BravoBravo, Martin Genton, Charlotte Fahrni, Christel Welsch, Regina Zwahlen, Constance von Braun
Headshot of Philippe Saire
Philippe Weissbrodt

Thanks to
Jean-Charles Balocco / Sara Balocco / CGN : Rémy Cretegny, Eric Soret, Emmanuel Glauser, Yann Minder, Joseph Popotte, Christian Humberset / La Jetée de la Compagnie / Sagrave SA : Didier Aeby / Xavier Weissbrodt
Support
City of Lausanne, Canton of Vaud, Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council, Loterie Romande, Sandoz Family Foundation, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Fondation Leenaards, Fondation Nestlé pour l’Art, Migros Culture Percentage, Lausanne Estivale
Cie Philippe Saire is in permanent residency at Théâtre Sévelin 36, Lausanne.

Shot in Lausanne
© 2017 Cie Philippe Saire
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Philippe Saire

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| Biography

To this day, key player in the Swiss contemporary dance scene Philippe Saire has created some thirty shows, in addition to performances and short films. His interests include visual arts, theatre and cinema, fields that feature in his consistently intense and refined works, which often carry a touch of darkness. His diverse activities have led him to develop a method that weaves text and movement, creating pieces that move away from the framework of dance to apply to theater. He has staged Angels in America, written by Tony Kushner, and more recently Orphans, by Dennis Kelly. At the same time, his choreographic creations center on his series Dispositifs (Black Out, NEONS, Vacuum, Party Room…).

| Biography

To this day, key player in the Swiss contemporary dance scene Philippe Saire has created some thirty shows, in addition to performances and short films. His interests include visual arts, theatre and cinema, fields that feature in his consistently intense and refined works, which often carry a touch of darkness. His diverse activities have led him to develop a method that weaves text and movement, creating pieces that move away from the framework of dance to apply to theater. He has staged Angels in America, written by Tony Kushner, and more recently Orphans, by Dennis Kelly. At the same time, his choreographic creations center on his series Dispositifs (Black Out, NEONS, Vacuum, Party Room…).