This collection of short performances and actions is the most recent series from “Distinguished Pieces”, a project on which La Ribot has been working, on and off, for 23 years. Her aesthetic is sumptuous and her corporeality elegant. In this piece, her clarity is transformed into a dreamlike shadow-theatre, her body, no longer a fetish for the viewer’s gaze, becomes a multiple presence that slips into other possible bodies. Heroes, warriors, mermaids: in each piece La Ribot and her performers invent new identities only to cast these off again and transform themselves anew.
Shown as a part of the RETROSPECTIVE LA RIBOT: Occuuppatiooon!
Born in Madrid in 1962 and now based in Geneva, La Ribot is a choreographer, dancer, director and visual artist; a radically multidisciplinary creator. Her work has its origins in movement, the body, and her own background in dance, to which she adds other practices, systems and materials as they become necessary. From the beginning of her career her work has included live performance, video, speech, sign language, found art, installations and ‘relational’ works. She has involved different communities in her performances and videos, both professional colleagues and people with no experience in the world of art.
Her works have been presented at the Tate Modern, London, the Centre Pompidou, Paris, the Panorama Festival, Rio de Janeiro, Impulstanz, Vienna and Art Basel. She was awarded the Spanish National Dance Prize in 2000 and The Gold Medal for Merit in the Fine Arts in 2016 by the Spanish Ministry of Culture.
Duration 80 Min
Production: La Ribot – Genève. Production Management & Public Relations: Sara Cenzual. Administration: Gonzague Bochud. Distribution: Nicky Childs (Artsadmin, London). Distribution Spain: Paz Cecilia (Magale prod, Madrid), Distribution Visual Art: Angel Varela. Coproduction: Théâtre de Vidy – Lausanne, CN D – Paris, Latitudes Contemporaines – Lille, Teatros del Canal – Madrid. In cooperation with: Comédie de Genève. With the Participation of: Centre Pompidou. Supported by: Stanley Thomas Johnson Stiftung, Ernst Göhner Foundation. La Ribot wird unterstützt von Ville de Genève, République et canton de Genève and Pro Helvetia, Schweizer Kulturstiftung.
With the support of Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council German premiere
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