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One of the most energetic figures on the Swiss stage, she also plays with notions of glamour and a form of provocation. She creates choreographic pieces with several dancers/actors, as well as more intimate and performance-art-related solo pieces.

PerformanceProcess Basel 2017-2018
tue 26 Sep 2017
1
21h30
Silver (2017)Kaserne Basel

"Silver" is a dance and musical performance, a crescendo where Marie-Caroline Hominal brings text, light, smoke and choreography all together for a 30-minute show. "Silver" is a reflection on the idea of the "show", what is a "show" and how to present a "show", but also on how energy, beats and movements affect us personally.
Thus opens "Silver". Marie-Caroline escapes the usual theatrical settings to venture in the sunny fields of electronic music. A bewitching performance using and mixing live sounds programmed by Plastoc and a set specially designed by Inox. Marie-Caroline Hominal combines different elements of her work—dance, performance, writing & music—to offer a purely heteroclitic object... It is so so MCH.

fri 29 Sep 2017
1
15h
The Triumph of Fame (2017)Kaserne Basel+41616666000

«The Triumph of Fame» is one of a collection of six poems by Petrarch (1304-1374) titled «I Trionfi», which describe the phases of life by opposing virtues in duels: Fame wins over Death but is defeated by Time and Eternity.

In the backstage of a theatre, beyond the scenery, welcomes Marie-Caroline Hominal one guest at a time. In this performance the artist strips down the codes of theatrical artifice in a phantasmagorical and intimate one-to-one encounter.

sun 01 Oct 2017
1
15h
The Triumph of Fame (2017)Kaserne Basel+41616666000

«The Triumph of Fame» is one of a collection of six poems by Petrarch (1304-1374) titled «I Trionfi», which describe the phases of life by opposing virtues in duels: Fame wins over Death but is defeated by Time and Eternity.

In the backstage of a theatre, beyond the scenery, Marie-Caroline Hominal welcomes one guest at a time. In this performance the artist strips down the codes of theatrical artifice in a phantasmagorical and intimate one-to-one encounter.

PerformanceProcess Paris, Centre Culturel Suisse 18.09-13.12.15
sat 19 Sep 2015
1
15h
Le Triomphe de la Renommée (2013)Centre culturel suisser+33 1 42 71 44 50

The Triumph of Fame is one of a series of six poems by Petrarch (1304–1374),Tri I onfi, which describe the stages of life by placing virtues in situations of conflict: Fame triumphs over Death, but is vanquished by Time and Eternity. Marie-Caroline Hominal receives spectators individually in a bedroom, and deconstructs the artifice of theatrical codes in a phantasmagorical, intimate confrontation.

sun 20 Sep 2015
1
14h
Le Triomphe de la Renommée (2013)Centre culturel suisser+33 1 42 71 44 50

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Performer Marie-Caroline Hominal invites us into her private world for a poetic jousting tournament. ...

Performer Marie-Caroline Hominal invites us into her private world for a poetic jousting tournament.

Marie-Caroline Hominal, aka MCH, is the most glamorous and electrifying dancer on the Swiss circuit. In her ultra-rhythmic performances, the artist has explored the liberating power of rock, the excesses of advertising, the beautiful, candid obstinacy of the boxer versus the processes of camouflage, and dazzling voodoo ceremonies. Every time, the audience falls under the spell of her powerful, yet slightly coquettish and even venomous presence. Armed with deadly weapons—a hula hoop, a rope, a pistol—this femme fatale takes aim and commands our attention. She owes this intensity to her personality, of course, but also to her career and the people she has met. Trained at the Schweizerische Ballettberufsschule in Zurich and the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in London, she often works with artists who create unusual and powerful worlds, such as François Chaignaud with whom she created Duchesses. And yet Le Triomphe de la Renommée avoids being a tug-of-war between performer and audience, for the simple reason that this performance at the CCS takes place in her own private space. One by one, spectators enter her dressing room and watch her illustration, in performance  mode, of Petrarch's Triumphs, six poems in which the fourteenth century Italian poet compares the different forms of success. What will triumph? Fame, Love, Chastity, Time, Death or Eternity? Find out the answer in the young lady's lair.

 

Marie-Pierre Genecand

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