dance performance, 2008, 60'

Mixing dance, video and live music, this creation by Nicole Seiler explores the myth of the siren. Depending on the pronunciation, Ningyo may mean siren or doll in Japanese; Nin signifies human and Gyo, fish. Half human, half animal, the nature of this fantastic creature varies between different cultures. Some legends describe a woman-fish, others give her a serpent's tail. In Greek mythology sirens are women-birds, who sing on the sea shore in order to attract mariners and drown them. Often described as dangerous, this mythical figure seduces by her song and her beauty. A fascinating legend, which associates seduction and death, and plunges us into the troubled waters of an ambivalent being. Created with YoungSoon Cho Jaquet and Chiharu Mamiya, this performance is a solo danced alternately by one of the two. As in Pixel Babes, the projection of images and of drawings participate in the scenography and are superimposed on the dancers' bodies, creating a multi-media performance which dissects with finesse society's idea of women.

concept, video and choreography: Nicole Seiler
performance and choreography: YoungSoon Cho
Chiharu Mamiya
Anne Delahaye
(en alternance) 
assistant and costumes: Claude Rueger
live music: Letizia Renzini
light design: Stéphane Gattoni
scenography and technique: Julien Grob
dramaturgy: Simona Travaglianti
assistant video: Vincent Deblue
tour management: Tutu Productions
co-production: Cie Nicole Seiler
Théâtre Arsenic Lausanne
Espace Nuithonie Villars-sur-Glâne
Schlachthaus Theater Bern
supported by: Ville de Lausanne
Etat de Vaud
Loterie Romande
Fondation Leenaards
Migros Kulturprozent
Infocus AG

Radio Suisse Romande – Espace 2
Echappée Belle