Claire Dessimoz (CH)
- B Accessible to persons with reduced mobility
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.