The Ballet Junior de Genève invited for the first time Emanuel Gat who offered a piece based on two existing pieces:
« Comme on dit chez nous, si il pleut, c’est qu’il va pleuvoir »
Large groups are different than small ones. Creating a system which manages smoothly and clearly 20 dancers, calls for different adjustments and specific adaptations from those for smaller groups. The shift in scales, complexity and the density of the information to be structured, reveals the inner logics and mechanics of human groups. Choreography as an experiment in social studies, decision making, collaborative strategies, a question of efficiency, equality and the distribution of resources. The work is built around the 'cause and effect’ relations between responsibility and freedom.
COUZ I and II, are two un-identical twin pieces, created under the same set of choreographic tools and procedures, with two different groups of ten dancers from both companies. The works are an experiment with real-time choreography, and with the elaboration of mechanics relating to choreography as an event being assembled in real time. The dancers are ‘driving’ the piece and recreating it each time anew, examining the role of the performer as an onstage, live creator.
All the dancers are part of the dance-performer course at Ecole de Danse de Genève and form two distinct groups: first years, then second and third years.
Dancers: Steven Bruneau, Hugo Chanel, Clément Fleuriel, Julie Franken, Valentin Goniot, Priya Lanfranchi, Vianney Maignan, Emilie Meeus, Andrea Muelas Blanco, Lena Obluska, Colyne Saulières, Florian Schlessmann, Clara Serafini, Alice Sundara, Mateus Tesson, Mattéo Trutat, Solène Wagen, Antoine Weil, Viktor Araujo Mendes, Mathieu Aribot, Adriana Berwert, Naomi Charlot, Laura Cornejo, Noémie de Almeida, Adriano de Lima, Maya Feldman, Michal Geyer, Nathan Gombert, Alexandre Goyer, Olivia Hansen, Lisa Laurent, Charles Heinrich, Anastasia Pattelaki, Thomas Queyrens, Philippe Renard, Sofia Sangregorio, Océane Sasizza, Daniel Vängelin, Esther Bachs Vinuela, Juliette Jean, Adam Said Tahir, Rafaël Sauzet.