Living-room dancers

performance and film, 2008

Dance is their passion; they dedicate a good deal of their free time to it. "They" are the protagonists of Living-room dancers, creation in the form of a choreographic walk through the city. Encountered through announcement postings or by word-of-mouth, these passionate individuals practice tap-dancing, electro, salsa, Argentine tango, expressive dance, samba or even pole dancing. In Living-room dancers, each one inhabits a private apartment that has been transformed into a dance-floor for the evening. These normally very intimate moments are perceptible from street-level with the help of binoculars and MP3 players. Along with the guided city tour, a film which presents portraits of each of the various dancers in the performance, is projected in a participating theater. The performance and the film confront private and public spaces, while playing with our appetite for voyeurism and exhibitionism.

concept and choreography: Nicole Seiler
performance and choreography (Lausanne): Laurent Bortolotti
Estelle Durr
Cinzia Ferrazzo
Cleudes Pannatier
Océane Pannatier
Tadeo Piana
Werner Schwager
Dominique Vannod
assistant: Muriel Imbach
costume design: Claude Rueger

Muriel Imbach
Jean-Baptiste Bosshard

film: Le Flair
Bastien Genoux
outside eye: Simona Travaglianti
graphic design Madame Paris
tour management: Tutu Production
co-production: Théâtre Arsenic Lausanne
Cie Nicole Seiler
supported by: Ville de Lausanne
Etat de Vaud
Loterie Romande
Pro Helvetia
Fondation Leenaards

Arya Dil
Nicole Seiler

photo: Arya Dil

France Culture – L'Atelier intérieur
Numéro 4. Le second souffle

photo: Arya Dil
photo: Arya Dil