Learning DAHU – Contemporary Dance

Rolex Learning Center
Public rehearsals: March 21, 22, 24 and 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Performances: March 26 and 27, from noon to 7:00 p.m.

Philippe Saire, a Lausanne-based contemporary dance choreographer, has created a performance exclusively for the Rolex Learning Center. The idea is to physically integrate the specificities of the spectacular architecture of the venue into the performance and have the dancers play with the available topographies and the audience’s surprising vantage points

Learning DAHU – the movie:

Public rehearsals will be held in the Rolex Learning Center on:

  • Friday 21, Saturday 22, Monday 24, and Tuesday 25 March,
  • Between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

To become better acquainted with the venue, Philippe Saire’s Dance Crew will rehearse in situ over a short 4-day period. The rehearsals will be a unique opportunity to watch the dancers and their choreographer work in a public space, and, for those unfamiliar with the art, an unique initiation to contemporary dance.

The performances will be carried out on:

  • Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 March
  • At 12:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

The performance of Thursday March 27 at noon is followed by a talk between the artist and the audience.

The audiences will be taken on a tour with four or five stops to experience the dialogue between the artists and their surroundings, each time to a different rhythm. The crew, composed of five dancers, will perform in different configurations, from a duo to a quintet.

This project is part of a series of performances carried out in situ in the city of Lausanne over a 10-year period called Les Cartographies. Previous events have led to a series of short and long films by various producers.

As in previous performances in the “Cartographies” project, this production will be midway between a choreographic sketch and a performance – an aspect that is further emphasized by the absence of music.

→ The Philippe Saire Company website