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02.01.2017

Residence Compagnie Wave

02.01-07.01.17

WAVE is a contemporary dance company established in Geneva in 2016 under the artistic direction of Pauline Raineri. After two creations, Boa Viagem in 2013 presented at the Festival Antigel and Si | Si in 2015 presented at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015 and 2016 (UK), Festival Resolution! in London (UK), Nuit Blanche en Couleurs in Niort (FR), 8th Rencontres et Partage Chorégraphiques Festival in Voreppe (FR), and Espace Séléné in Geneva, Pauline decides to create the company WAVE in order to set up a structure allowing To evolve fully as a contemporary choreographer and creator. WAVE collaborates with Junebug Company (CH) to set up shared evenings in the form of triptychs. In 2015, the two companies present Budge3 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and in 2016, Trip The Light in this same festival and together create the Carte Blanche piece.

The new creation of WAVE is the duo THELMA which will be presented at the Quarter of Hours of Sévelin in Lausanne on 15, 16 and 17 February 2017. It will then be played at the ABRI in Geneva from 24 to 26 February 2017.

THELMA, is a duet for a woman and a man exploring the ambivalence of woman in the Black Films of the fifties. A choreographic fiction freely inspired by R. Siodmak's The File on Thelma Jordon, she aims to explore power relationships between women and men, beauty as a double-edged sword, violence as a last resort. In the course of paintings, THELMA is constructed as a fatal, mysterious and elusive woman, and confronts herself with the relation to the other and especially loving and seductive.

THELMA is supported by the Fluxum Foundation, Loterie Romande and Nestlé Fondation pour l’Art.

Residence Compagnie Wave
Residence Compagnie Wave
© Pauline Raineri