Cie Synergie (Danse and Cooperation association) was created in Meyrin in June 2017.
In September 2017, Cédric Gagneur’s solo Labyrinthum was performed in Toulon for the Constellations festival of the Cie Kubilai Khan Investigations as well as in Fribourg for the Incidanse festival.
The duet Palette(s) by Marc Oosterhoff and Cédric Gagneur was performed in June 2017 at the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire de Genève for the music festival on the dance stage of the ADC, in March 2018 at the esplanade du lac de Divonne-les-bains for the festival Les Hybrides Hiphopées, in May 2018 in Brig and Sierre for the Fête de la danse Valais, in June 2018 in Geneva for the Festival l’Été du Parc Bertrand, in July 2018 in Meyrin for the Festival Meyrin les bains and in August 2018 in Yverdon-les-bains for the festival Le Castrum.
Kiss me blue, a performance by Sarah Bucher, Maryfé Singy, Alex Landa Aguirreche and Cédric Gagneur was created and performed in November 2017 at Maison d’Ailleurs, museum of science fiction, utopia and extraordinary journeys in Yverdon-les-bains, in connection with the exhibition Corps-Concept.
All four of them also create with the musician Claudio Melis the in situ creation Krolok at the Oriental theater in Vevey in January 2018 for the festival Les Chorégraphiques. The piece was replayed in May 2018 for the Fête de la danse in Geneva.
Two performances of dance-music improvisation sees the light of day in June 2018. La caresse des pavés with Marc Oosterhoff, Cédric Gagneur and the drummer Clément Grin is created for the press conference of the 19th edition of the festival Le Castrum in Yverdon-les-bains.
The blue flower with Evita Pitara, Cédric Gagneur and guitarist Bruno Dias is created for the Geneva music festival on the dance stage of the ADC.
In July 2018, the project 116th Dream by Evita Pitara and Cédric Gagneur with guitarist Bruno Dias played its premiere in situ for the festival de la Cité in Lausanne. The project is selected by the Reso Programmers Fund to play in 9 festivals/theaters throughout Switzerland until 2020. The theater premiere took place in Geneva at the Théâtre de l’Usine on April 10, 11 and 12, 2019 as part of the Emergentia Festival.
Cédric Gagneur was commissioned by the Forum Culture, which brings together directors of cultural centers and theaters in the Jura, Bernese Jura and Biel regions for a choreographic creation for 4 dancers and 3 musicians. This project is called Silva and will have its premiere on January 16, 2020 at the Nebia Theater in Biel.
In an atmosphere of Latin guitar/blues inspired by four Bob Dylan songs, a dancer constructs a multi-colored performance space. The musicality of the movement leads the imagination into various landscapes and what seems to be a child’s game becomes a symbolic element in which the couple’s dialogue evolves.
With : Evita Pitara, Cédric Gagneur and Bruno Dias Conception & choreography: Evita Pitara & Cédric Gagneur Music: Bruno Dias Sound arrangements and mixing: Simon Hernandez Collaboration to the scenography: Christian Makhlouf Light creation: Carmen Bender External view: Anja Schmidt Production and diffusion: Anna Ladeira Administration: Veronique Beudon Photos: Isabelle Meister, Tashko Tasheff, Yuri Pires, Julien Mudry Video: Yoann Roig, Cristina Müller
Duration : 30 min
Production: Cie Synergie – Association Danse et Coopération Coproduction: within the framework of the Reso Programmers’ Fund – Swiss Dance Network. Supported by Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council. Festival de la Cité de Lausanne, ADC – Association pour la Danse Contemporaine – Genève, within the framework of Emergentia, a strong time realized in partnership with l’Abri and the TU. Studios hosting : Lo Studio – Arbedo, Akropoditi Dance Center – Syros, Studios de l’ADC – Geneva, Flux Laboratory – Geneva, Annexe Sévelin 36 – Lausanne, Tanzhaus – Zürich, Studio Coulou Neopost Foofwa – Geneva. Supported by: Programmers’ Fund – Reso, Loterie Romande, Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, City of Meyrin, SIS Foundation.
Past presentations :
MAY 5, 2019 – in situ – ADN Hiver de Danses, Fête de la danse – Les-Hauts-Geneveys – (Switzerland)
MAY 4, 2019 – in situ – Fête de la danse – Porrentruy – (Switzerland)
MAY 4, 2019 – in situ – ADN Hiver de Danses, Fête de la danse – La Chaux-de-fonds – (Switzerland)
MAY 3, 2019 – in situ – ADN Hiver de Danses, Fête de la danse – Neuchâtel – (Switzerland)
APRIL 29, 2019 – in situ – Fête de la danse Tessin – Ligornetto – (Switzerland)
APRIL 27, 2019 – in situ – Performa Festival – Bellinzona – (Switzerland)
APRIL 10-12, 2019 – Premiere in theater – Festival Emergentia – Geneva (Switzerland)
SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 – in situ – Nebia pocket – Bienne (Switzerland)
10-12 JULY 2018 – Premiere in situ – Festival de la Cité – Lausanne (Switzerland)
Silva is a choreographic creation for seven performers: four dancers from hip hop and contemporary dance and three jazz musicians. Silva is a plunge into a sylvan atmosphere, mixing the virtuosity and creativity of hip hop dance, the sensitivity of contemporary dance, the spontaneity of jazz music and the imagination of mythological characters. The project gives sacredness and a new chimerical breath to this archetype of the human imagination that is the forest. Musicians and dancers connect in a thousand ways so that music and dance emerge together to find an original state of symbiosis on stage.
Conception and artistic direction : Cédric Gagneur
Dance: Cédric Gagneur, Evita Pitara, Branca Scheidegger, Rafael Smadja
Music: Lucien Dubuis, Lionel Friedli, Christian Weber
Dramaturgy and external view: Zuzana Kakalikova and Guillaumarc Froidevaux
Lighting: Lucas Voisard
Costumes: Mélie Gauthier
Production: Association Danse & Coopération – Cie Synergie
Production and diffusion : Anna Ladeira
Administration : Veronique Beudon
Coproduction : fOrum culture, Nebia, Théâtre du Jura, Fonds des programmateurs de Réso – Réseau danse suisse supported by Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council
Support : City of Meyrin, City of Bienne, Fondation Meyrinoise du Casino and the Canton of Berne.
Residences : Parc Chasseral, Parc du Doubs, Evidanse, Nebia
Duration : 60 min
Coproduction : Forum Culture (in partnership with the Nebia Theatre), Théâtre du Jura, within the framework of the Reso – Réseau Danse Suisse Programmers’ Fund. Supported by Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council. Supported by: Canton of Bern, Fondation Meyrinoise du Casino, Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council, Ernst Göhner Foundation, City of Biel, City of Meyrin, Sophie une Karl Binding Foundation, Evidanse, SIS Foundation. Residences: Parc Chasseral, Café du Soleil – Saignelégier, Théâtre Nebia – Bienne.
JANUARY 16-17, 2020 – Silva (in theater) – Premiere – Biel – (Switzerland) – Nebia