Dance performance, 2016, 60'

In the continuity of the two precedent performances, Small explosion with glass and repeat echo and Shiver, ISSHH (क) explores the links between sound and image, between cinema and stage. It is a work of choreographic research that questions the idea of the group and what is required to create a “common” body.

An exploration of Indian cinema makes it possible to dive into the immensity of a vast body of sound references. ISSHH (क) is based upon Devdas, a work written in 1917 by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay that has been the object of numerous film adaptations both past and present. On a clear stage with the participation of the dancers of the Attakkalari dance company (Bangalore, IN), Nicole Seiler delves into more than a century of acoustic perceptions and takes us on a choreo-cinematic voyage that questions the infinite possibilities of our imagination.

concept, choreography: Nicole Seiler
performance, choreography:

Hema Bharathi Palani, Parth Bharadwaj, Sylvester Mardi, Meghana Nambiar, Snigdha Prabhakar, Akshata Ravindra Joshi, Anindita Gosh

light design: Daniel Demont
music: Aurélien Chouzenoux
costumes: Claude Rueger
film historian: Térésa Faucon
dramaturgy: Christophe Jaquet

Laurence Rochat

tour management: mm – Michaël Monney
special thanks to: Dominique Godderis-Chouzenoux, Laurent Guido
coproductions: Cie Nicole Seiler, Arsenic Lausanne, Attakkalari Center for Movements Arts Bangalore India
supported by:

Ville de Lausanne
Etat de Vaud
Pro Helvetia, fondation suisse pour la culture
Loterie Romande


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