La Ribot

Film | Mariachi 17 (2009)

Tanz im August

Wed–Sun 16:00–21:00 | Film starts every half hour

Opening 11.8., 16:00

Colliding together choreography and videomaking, the exuberant and unashamedly entertaining video Mariachi 17 (2009), is an excellent example for La Ribots tactic of the single take with hand-held camerawork. A tightly choreographed production involving three performers and an elaborate set, Mariachi 17 teems with teasing cinematic references from Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s The Red Shoes (1984) to Sam Raimi’s comedy Crimewave (1985), and ingenious spatial effects. Hectic videos-within-videos and perspectival spaces-within-spaces create a giddy sense of perpetual motion.

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.

Mariachi 17 (2009)

Video 25 Min

Conceived and directed La Ribot
Corps-opérateur Marie-Caroline Hominal, Delphine Rosay, La Ribot
Director of photography Daniel Demont
Set design and costumes La Ribot
Music Atom™
Music supervision and sound mixing Clive Jenkins
Editing Sylvie Rodriguez
Post-production Massimiliano Simbula
Production Anouk Fürst, La Ribot – Genève


Coproduction Comédie de Genève – Festival de La Bâtie, Geneva. Festival d’Automne, Paris. Les Spectacles vivants - Centre Pompidou, Paris. Fundação Caixa Geral de Depósitos – Culturgest, Lisbon, Réseau Open Latitudes (Les Halles de Schaerbeek - Latitudes Contemporaines - Le Manège Maubeuge Mons / La Maison Folie - Body Mind - L’Arsenic). With the support of la Ville de Genève, la République et canton de Genève, Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council, Pour-cent culturel Migros, the Fondation Leenaards and Fondation Ernst Göhner. With the collaboration of Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains, France.

Magazin im August Article

"Freedom to Imagine"


Film by: La Ribot


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