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.
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 in this performance full of humour and virtuosity.
Duration : 45 min.
A production by Cie Ioannis Mandafounis. In coproduction with 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, Stanley Thomas Johnson foundation.
Cie Ioannis Mandafounis benefits from a joint support from the City of Geneva, the Republic and Canton of Geneva and Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council.