«L'Or bleu - The Blue Gold» (2014)
TONIA SCHILLING COMPANY Associate choreographers, multinational,
simultaneous creation on water scarcity
Following «5000», a creation on the same theme, Tonia Schilling wants to capitalize on the fame of the juilletdanse festival to further draw attention to the issue of water scarcity. Artists from various companies have accepted her invitation to go onto the streets of France, Chad, Ivory Coast, Cameroon and Fribourg, Switzerland, to call out to the collective consciousness the urgency of water scarcity in the world.
Linked by time through simultaneous dancing, by technology through direct transmission on social networks, and by similar values through their sense of responsibility towards humanity and their common mission, the dancers have created, together despite the thousands of kilometres between each other, to deliver a message of humanity in order to make use of artistic creation for political and social action.
Idea and concept: Tonia Schilling
Artistic direction: Tonia Schilling
Choreography: Tonia Schilling and the dancers
Dance: Ange Aoussou, Issa Buanga Puathy, Deborah Chevalier, Emilie Chappuis, Olivier Delahaye, Abdoulaziz Ouedraogo, Rut Pellerano, Céline Python, Nido Uwera
Photography: Stéphane Schmutz
Video: Cyril Akamba
Duration: 40 min
Performance within the 7th edition of the juilletdanse festival DANCE FOR CHANGE, 2014 by five groups of dancers in their respective countries: Fribourg/Suisse, Tonia Schilling Company I Bezons/France, A corps métis Company I Abidjan/Ivory Coast, Ange Assou Company I N’Djaména/Chad, Tonia Schilling Company, locations assistants Jamal Noudjingar and Saleh Maïna I Yaoundé/Cameroon, Yakana Company
With the support of: Etat de Fribourg, Ville de Fribourg, Loterie Romande