©Dorothée Thébert-Filliger
©Dorothée Thébert-Filliger
©Dorothée Thébert-Filliger
©Dorothée Thébert-Filliger

Claire Dessimoz (CH)

current currents


  • 2h
  • B Accessible to persons with reduced mobility

Conception: Claire Dessimoz. Avec: Simon Crettol, Éléonore Heiniger, Jenny Lacher, Valentine Paley, Yuta Ishikawa. Assistanat: Anouk Werro. Collaboration artistique: Louis Bonard. Scénographie et lumière: Florian Leduc. Costumes: Safia Semlali. Collaboration musicale: Louis Bonard, Éléonore Heiniger, Christian Garcia-Gaucher, Dragos Tara. Avec la contribution de: Luc Müller, Aurélien Patouillard. Administration: Arythmie – Marianne Caplan et Artemisia Romano. Textes autour de la pièce: Claire Dessimoz, Jonas Parson, Anouk Werro. Coproduction: Arsenic – Centre d’art scénique contemporain, Lausanne. Accueil en résidence: Oriental Vevey, Dansomètre – espace de création chorégraphique, Vevey. Soutiens: État de Vaud, Ville de Lausanne, Loterie Romande, Fondation Nestlé pour l’Art, Fondation Nicati de Luze, Fondation Ernst Göhner, SSA pour la composition de musique de scène. Et des remerciements chaleureux à touxtes celleux qui ont contribué au développement du travail par leurs présences et leurs retours précieux.


current currents touches on identities, on intimacy. The show brings together five protagonists tasked with exposing, through movement and song, ways of being plural and current issues.

“…he says that he would like to show himself differently, and that he is going to open another instagram account, that she thought she looked really beautiful this morning and that she regretted not being able to post anything. And that it wouldn’t be a bad idea for me to have parental control over her screen time. That he would like to be loved, for that girl in his class to love him. For everyone else in his class to love him too. And that sometimes it’s hard for her to understand what other people expect. And that she would like to be coached more, in general, in her life. And that he would like to have a boss in these uncertain times. A classic boss. And that she feels like Hannah Arendt is her best friend, but at the same time she has just had a full body wax.”

Claire Dessimoz’s work as a choreographer and performer spans theatre, the body, politics and contemporary art – in search of new forms dealing with reality, changing perceptions and social issues. Her work often involves different moods and ways of being within the same object, like mosaics of political thought or multiple representations of oneself. Through these cohabitations, she is particularly interested in showing the complexity of things as they are, actively fighting against shortcuts and oversimplifications.
Her company is based in Lausanne and is in residence at the Arsenic from 2017 to 2020.