dance performance, 2010, 60'

The technique of lip-syncing plays at being the real thing; yet it consists of disassociating the sound from its actual source so as to avoid any mistakes on stage or to facilitate the execution of impossible choreography while singing. In Playback, Nicole Seiler applies this procedure while encouraging a passionate reflection on image and sound. She has fun with all that is imperfect and poorly executed, using in the opposite sense the sources of sound, giving new meaning to scenic situations and the movements of the six dancers. A game of collage between the dance, the video, the sound-track and text, Playback plays with the novelty of these fresh combinations, making visible the narrative structure of a performance, all the while shaking our normal modes of perception.

concept and choreography: Nicole Seiler
performance and choreography: YoungSoon Cho Jaquet
Anne Delahaye
Sun-Hye Hur
Christophe Jaquet
Stéphane Vecchione
Mike Winter
light design, video: Stéphane Gattoni
costume design: Claude Rueger
sound: Stéphane Vecchione
scenography: Julien Grob
dramaturgy: Christophe Jaquet
Simona Travaglianti
tour management: Tutu Production
co-production: Théâtre Arsenic Lausanne
Nuithonie Villars-sur-Glâne
Dampfzentrale Bern
La Bâtie Festival de Genève
Cie Nicole Seiler
supported by:

Ville de Lausanne
Etat de Vaud
Loterie Romande
Pro Helvetia
Fondation Leenaards
Fondation Ernst Göhner
Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation
Pour-cent culturel Migros
Fondation Sophie et Karl Binding