20th Cyprus Contemporary Dance - Switzerland

20th Cyprus Contemporary Dance - Switzerland

EGLI_ITEMS / withOut - a ConcerDance for three bodies  more

The performances of the Contemporary Dance Festival at Rialto Theatre, which this year was particularly successful, are completed with the Egli_Items dance group representing Switzerland, with the performance withOut - a ConcerDance for three bodies by choreographer Philipp Egli.

As if being a string trio, the performers step on stage with their body-instruments, sit down, arrange scores, wait for silence. Ready: an almost soundless concert begins, a play of bodies following partitions. In the beginning, plays the legendary Bacchanale by John Cage – seen, but not heard: withOut! – By playing without musicians, a direct link and visible connection from architecture of music to the dancing body is created, aiming to achieve movement being watched as music is listened to at a concert.

Philipp Egli has initiated, elaborated and choreographed numerous works, has created dance in various spaces, counting nearly 60 choreographies until today. After having worked as a dancer with Cie. Philippe Saire and ROSAS (Anne Teresa De Keersmaecker) in Brussels, in 1995 he founded his own company MOLTeNi in Zurich. Philipp Egli is leading the dance company of Theater St. Gallen and, from 2000-2009, the theatre’s dance school. In 2010 he founded his label egli_items aiming to further promote experimental, contemporary dance, having the objective to design and create unusual, original choreography with a main focus on movement.

Concept and Choreography: Philipp Egli

Dancers: Azusa Nishimura, Samuel Delvaux, Philipp Egli, 

Technique and Dance: Christina Bauer

Music dramaturgy: Petra Ronner

External Advisor: Zoé Kilchenmann

Sound: Silvio Buchmeier

Light: Eric William Sauge

Production management: Nicole Friedman, tanztotal 

Production: egli_items, Zürich

Co-production: Zürich tanzt 2016

Subsidies and Sponsoring: Kultur Stadt Zürich, Fachstelle Kultur Kanton Zürich, Migros-Kulturprozent, Ernst Göhner Stiftung 

Festival Organizers: Ministry of Education and Culture & Rialto Theatre, in collaboration with the Embassies and Cultural Centers of the participating countries

Collaboration: Pafos 2017 - Cultural Capital of Europe 

Supported by: Municipality of Limassol, Nicosia Municipality, Event Pro

Media Sponsors: O Fileleftheros, The Cyprus Weekly, MegaOne

Entrance: € 5 (Free admission for pupils, students, soldiers, pensioners and dance professionals) 

The performances of the Contemporary Dance Festival are completed with the two performances hosting by the European Capital of Culture - Pafos 2017: On June 26th the Hybrid * k group from Japan and on 27th June the Kukai Dance Company from Spain. Both performances will be presented at Attikon Open Air Theatre, with free admission.