L'Yeuse Company - Erika Zueneli

Replacement 2011

60 minutes


This, the third instalment of a project looking into the dialectic of conflict, Tournois (Tournaments) features seven dancers in a game of chess. At once manipulators and manipulated, they meet in a series of «tournaments» that blur the lines between “game” and “me”. Verbal jousting, demonstrations of force, courtship rituals or dressage lessons: constantly swinging between reality and fiction, the choreography touches on situations that are sometimes funny, sometimes intimate and inquire about relationships between people. Sometimes just one detail, a simple grain of sand in the mechanism of life, is enough to change everything, and to lose control.

Photos©Cie L'yeuse