Sing the Positions

photo : Gregory Batardon
With Sing the Positions Ioannis Mandafounis and Manon Parent offer a unique fusion of a dance piece and a concert in the purest and simplest form. Utilizing the tools that they have accumulated over the years as improvisers, movers, and musicians, they imbue the stage with their greatest dancing abilities, combined with songs and sonic textures created live onstage to fit each new scenario that arises within the show.
Traveling through diverse sonic landscapes from classical opera to experimental music, they play like children for their own pleasure and that of the audience. Their mantra, “The ocean: I’m coming” carries them through the piece. Their sole intention while dancing is to go forward, keeping in mind that it might be the last time they are on stage.
Sing the Positions is a veritable “show” in every sense of the term. The artists merge with one another and their surroundings, blending contradictory musical elements and emotions, moving beyond meaning, concepts and structures.
Embracing every situation they encounter, acceptance and the sharing of simplicity is what counts.
Concept Ioannis Mandafounis
Choreography and music Ioannis Mandafounis, Manon Parent
Lights David Kretonic
Sound David Scrufari
Production management Mélanie Fréguin
Production assistant Erin O’Reilly
Production Cie Ioannis Mandafounis
Coproduction ADC-Geneva, Tanzhaus-Zürich, Prairie – Migros Pour-cent Culturel, RESO-Fonds des programmateurs
Supported by Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, SSA, Nestlé for Art foundation
16-28 August 2017, Edinburgh Festival Fringe (Preview), Edinburgh, Scotland
6-8 October 2017, Tanzhaus (Pre-premiere), Zürich, Switzerland
26 October 2017, Festival Cena CumpliCidades, Buenos Aires, Argentina
29 October 2017, Festival Cena CumpliCidades, Olinda, Brazil
1 November 2017, Festival Cena CumpliCidades, Joao Pessoa, Brazil
2 November 2017, Festival Cena CumpliCidades, Recife, Brazil
15-19 November 2017, ADC (Premiere), Geneva, Switzerland
9-10 March 2018, Phönix Theater, Steckborn, Switzerland
14 April 2018, Performa Festival, Losone, Switzerland
22 June 2018, Südpol, Luzern, Switzerland
July 2018, MahN – museum of Art and History, Lausanne, Switzerland
September 2018, F.I.T Festival, Lugano, Switzerland


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