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Macrocosm (1999)


Premiere 5 January 1999 The Place, London (UK)

30 minutes

Choreography and lighting Gilles Jobin
Music Franz Treichler
Dancers Nuria De Ulibarri, Gilles Jobin

An Artsadmin project
Production Parano Productions Lausanne
Supports London Arts Board and Pro Helvetia, the Arts Council of Switzerland

macrocosm: noun

The exterior universe in its analogic relation to man (microcosm), in the esoteric tradition and alchemy.

Macrocosm deals with the different levels of perception of a situation when a body, due to exterior elements, becomes the centre of attention. The perception of the one who watches (audience), the one who acts on the body (manipulator) and the one who is the centre of attention (dancer) are totally different.

Macrocosm includes these contrasting viewpoints and places those participants in a live situation where the facts are not just represented but experienced.

Macrocosm is a 25- minute solo for Nuria de Ulibarri, with lights manipulated by the choreographer, who also mixes live music specially composed by Franz Treichler.