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«Offrande» (1999)

ARD Company, (later fodac Company), stage performance

(Training program Company)

«And water gave birth to the wind

which blew on the embers,

which in turn set the earth alight…»

Tonia Schilling

«Offrande» is the result of a first research work of Tonia Schilling on water. In an eternal movement, between tenderness and ravaging force, the play revolves around the purification aspect of this element, the dancers in the programme devote themselves in body and soul to the adorning of water as a source of life.


The play was taken up and reworked in 2005, and again in 2009, and presented in a trilogy or four-volume production with other plays on the four elements under the title «Sources…».



Artistic direction: Tonia Schilling

Choreography: Tonia Schilling and the dancers

Dance: for 10 dancers

Music: live musicians

Light design: Mario Torchio, Laurent Magnin

Photography: Eberhart Fink, Christiane Duss

Video: dansecréations


Duration: 15 min


Performance by: Borromäum Kleinkunstbühne, 2009, Basel/Switzerland I Minibühne, 2005, Biel/Switzerland I Nouveau Monde, 2005, Fribourg/Switzerland I Aula St-Michel, 2000, Fribourg/Switzerland I Spectacles d’Action Danse, 1999, Fribourg/Switzerland


With the support of: Loterie Romande, Lutz Architectes (2009) I Loterie Romande, Ville de Bienne (2005)

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