2009, Fri, Jun 192009, Sun, Jun 21

Mathilde Monnier, France + La Ribot, Spain/Switzerland

Gustavia (2008)

Mathilde Monnier | Foto: Marc Coudrais | Gustavia | Courtesy the artist

Mathilde Monnier | Foto: Marc Coudrais | Gustavia | Courtesy the artist


Who is Gustavia? Who is this intriguing woman, whose every movement both reveals and conceals at the same time? Is she laughing or crying? How many masks can she wear, how many poses can she assume? How many direct and indirect paths does she find to express her life on stage? The famous French choreographer Mathilde Monnier, who for the first time has created a piece with another choreographer, the famous Spanish performer La Ribot. Together they look at the world of burlesque. If there is one thing rarely connected to dance, it’s comedy - and this is precisely the point. El País writes: "A reflection on art and life. Marcel Marceau and Buster Keaton come to mind when the two anti-heroines draw the audience into their wake. "

Since 1994, Mathilde Monnier has been directing the renowned Choréographique Center National de Montpellier. In 1999, she was awarded the Grand Prix National des Arts du Spectacle Vivant. La Ribot became famous for her dance series “distinguished pieces,” which moves freely between theater, performance and installation.


Artists’ Talk mit Mathilde Monnier and La Ribot on Sat 20.6. after the show



Funded by


Institut Français