Gregory Stauffer (CH)
- F Hearing-impaired spectators welcome
- C Young audience welcome (8+)
- B Accessible to persons with reduced mobility
“On the ground sit the children, the demonstrators, the strikers, the esoteric, the backpackers, the prisoners of war, the defeated, the meditators, the lovers, the wounded, the beggars, the drunkards, the exhausted, the root beings.” Sitting explores the sitting position, and catalogues this situation: seat, point, place, anchorage, and the concentric circles that emanate from it. This point that Sitting sets in motion – an ambivalent moment that complements the line – is just as equivocal as in the solo Walking (2014), which celebrated itinerancy, wandering and pilgrimage. Here, Gregory Stauffer thinks about the relationship to the land, to the ground and its resources. A manifestation of a body resisting the movement of the world, Sitting celebrates the quiet and subterranean power of the earth and those who are connected to it.
Gregory Stauffer (born in 1980) makes work which is deliberately located in a transverse and blurred territory between dance and performance, with touches of video here and there. Since 2006, he has been developing site-specific choreographic work, videos and performances. His shows are linked to ecosophical thought. They question the contexts within which they are created, playing with relationships of perspective and measure between human and environment, and the fictions they generate individually and collectively. His multidisciplinary practice favours collaborative work. He lives and works in Geneva.