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Charleroi danse 

 

 

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Delfina Foundation

 

 

Documenta

 

 

Draf – David Roberts Art Foundation

 

 

Festival d’Automne à Paris

 

 

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Frieze London

 

 

Fondazione Furla

 

 

Fondation d’entreprise Hermès

 

 

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Gessnerallee Zürich

 

 

Greene Naftali

 

 

HAU – Hebbel am Ufer Berlin

 

 

ICI – CCN 

 

 

Kunstenfestivaldesarts

 

 

Lafayette Anticipations

 

 

Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers

 

 

La Monnaie / De Munt

 

 

Manifesta

 

 

Maureen Paley

 

 

Ménagerie de verre

 

 

Mercat de les flors – DanceHouse

 

 

Meyer Riegger

 

 

MOCA – The Museum of Contemporary Art

 

 

MoMa

 

 

Musée de la danse

 

 

Nanterre – Amandiers 

 

 

Onassis Foundation

 

 

PACT Zollverein

 

 

Palais de Tokyo

 

 

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Performance Exchange

 

 

Raven Row

 

 

Ruhrtriennale

 

 

Schauspielhaus Zürich

 

 

Southard Reid

 

 

Stedelijk Museum

 

 

Tanz im August

 

 

Tanzhaus Zürich

 

 

TQW – Tanzquartier Wien

 

 

Tate Modern

 

 

The Glass House

 

 

The Kitchen

 

 

Théâtre de la Ville

 

 

Théâtre National de Chaillot

 

 

Triennale – Teatro dell’arte

 

 

Kaaitheater

 

 

KANAL

 

 

Kaserne Basel

 

 

KVS

 

 

Vleeshal

 

 

Volksbühne Berlin

 

 

Walker Art Center

 

 

Whitney Museum

 

 

 

Guide

 

Due to the globally suspension of most performative events,

the October guide is actually the one here available for consultation.

MANIA monthly guide will be updated as soon as possible.


SITTING by Gregory Stauffer

In 1967, the artist Richard Serra wrote a list of verbs denoting ways of acting on a material object. Roll, fold, bend, shorten, plane, tear, carve, split, cut, slice… Given Serra’s proximity to Yvonne Rainer and Simone Forti, these words can be read in terms of his interest in dance. With Verbmemove, Gregory Stauffer (CH, 1980, based in Bienne and Genève) pays homage to Serra by “performing” each of the 108 verbs in the list.

 

Sitting explores the act of sitting on the ground, of cataloguing it through performance. The base, the weight, the position, the anchoring, and even the concentric circles that radiate from a sitting body. A manifestation of a body resisting the movement of the world, Sitting celebrates the quiet and subterranean power of the earth and those who are connected to it.

 

“I reflect on the relationship with the earth and its resources. Raw choreography, the architecture of seating and its play of possibilities. How does our weight move, become dynamic, grow or shrink? What relation to the world, what myths and figures, are invoked and brought to us? Who is sitting on the ground?” G. Stauffer

 

 

Gregory Stauffer, Sitting, 2020, performance, Le Commun – Bâtiment d’art contemporain, Geneva, within the framework of the exhibition Dance First Think Later – Rencontre entre danse et arts visuels. Photo: Emmanuelle Bayart / Arta Sperto

 

Gregory Stauffer, Sitting, 2020, performance, Le Commun – Bâtiment d’art contemporain, Geneva, within the framework of the exhibition Dance First Think Later – Rencontre entre danse et arts visuels. Photo: Emmanuelle Bayart / Arta Sperto

 

Gregory Stauffer, Sitting, 2020, performance, Le Commun – Bâtiment d’art contemporain, Geneva, within the framework of the exhibition Dance First Think Later – Rencontre entre danse et arts visuels. Photo: Emmanuelle Bayart / Arta Sperto

 

Gregory Stauffer, Sitting, 2020, performance, Le Commun – Bâtiment d’art contemporain, Geneva, within the framework of the exhibition Dance First Think Later – Rencontre entre danse et arts visuels. Photo: Emmanuelle Bayart / Arta Sperto

 

Gregory Stauffer, Sitting, 2020, performance, Le Commun – Bâtiment d’art contemporain, Geneva, within the framework of the exhibition Dance First Think Later – Rencontre entre danse et arts visuels. Photo: Emmanuelle Bayart / Arta Sperto

 

Gregory Stauffer, Sitting, 2020, performance, Le Commun – Bâtiment d’art contemporain, Geneva, within the framework of the exhibition Dance First Think Later – Rencontre entre danse et arts visuels. Photo: Emmanuelle Bayart / Arta Sperto

 

 

 

Sitting, 2020

 

25th – 27th August, 2020

 

DANCE FIRST THINK LATER– An encounter between dance and visual arts, Arta Sperto, Geneva

 

 

 

 

Choreography and acting: Gregory Stauffer

 

External eye and presence: Sonja Jokiniemi

 

Administration: ARhythmia, Marianne Caplan, Artemisia Romano

 

Production: Cie le Cabinet des Curiosités

 

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