25th Festival 2015 / Programme

Main programme

Samstag 07. Nov. // 15.00 – 15.45 Uhr und 18.00 – 18.45 Uhr

Ab 16 Jahre

Sonntag 08. Nov. // 15.00 – 15.45 Uhr und 18.00 – 18.45 Uhr


Schauspielhaus / Diskothek (KEINE SITZPLÄTZE!)

22,00 € (erm. 17,00 €)

Compagnie Philippe Saire, Lausanne



»Black out« (Videoausschnitt  )



Konzeption und Choreografie:

Philippe Saire (Choreografie in Zusammenarbeit mit den Tänzern Philippe Chosson, Maëlle Desclaux, Jonathan Schatz)


Tania D’Ambrogio



Stéphane Vecchione



Maëlle Desclaux, Mickaël Henrotay Delaunay, Benjamin Kahn

Am 08. Nov. Shuttlebus: Abfahrt 16.15 Uhr zu Schaubühne Lindenfels und Residenz

Three people, three beach towels, one beach – or is it a rooftop terrace? The audience members stand around an open box and look down into it. The dancers create patterns, play and enjoy themselves. Gradually, however, they are literally sucked in by the dark mass from which there is no escape. »Black out« is a piece about disappearing, about dissolving oneself. It moves between dance, performance and painting and impresses through the unusual viewpoint of the audience with a kind of bird’s eye view.

Philippe Saire was born in 1957 in Algiers, the capital city of Algeria. His parents moved to Lausanne when he was five years old. He studied contemporary dance here and then worked as a dancer and choreographer, primarily in Paris. He founded his own company in 1986 which has been one of the best known in Switzerland for decades.

Between 2006 and 2010, Philippe Saire created a trilogy with a very dance-rooted approach that is dedicated to the human desire for entertainment. With its abstraction, »Black out« forms a strong contrast to this and has already been performed 150 times around the world. Following the performances »Nouvelles« (»Novellas«, 1993) and »Faust« (1999), this is his third appearance at euro‑scene Leipzig.

Uraufführung: 18.11.2011, Théâtre Sévelin 36, Lausanne
Kontakt: www.philippesaire.ch

Produktion: Compagnie Philippe Saire

Das Gastspiel in Leipzig erfolgt mit freundlicher Unterstützung durch Pro Helvetia, Schweizer Kulturstiftung, Zürich.