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Mélissa Guex

DOWN

Switzerland
Recommended audience age: 12+
Free entrance
Duration: 30 min.

A moment of descent after ecstasy, a wave of depression, the sensation of the body letting go, the spirit becoming detached: that is the down. Mélissa Guex experiments with the rhythm of the descent, then the music of the ascent, the body freezing or following a drum of emotions; to give birth to an explosive performance as an attempt to respond to the collective down. A duet with bright colors and festive costumes, a performance to be consumed like a drug that one would take to get back up.

Mélissa Guex (*1993) is a dancer, choreographer and performer. She grew up in a small village at the foot of the Swiss Jura. She developed a taste for the stage while practicing theatrical improvisation and decided to train in both dance and theatre. She collaborates and participates in various creations and artistic worlds with, among others, Géraldine Chollet, Augustin Rebetez and Anna Marija Adomaityte. Mélissa juggles between the world of the night and the theatre where she experiments with different forms of performance. She explores transformation through costume and uses urban space as a playground. 

Clément Grin (1992*), comes from Yverdon- les-Bains, Switzerland. He is a drummer and composer with a master’s degree in performance/composition from the Haute Ecole de Jazz in Lausanne, where he studied with Cyril Regamey and Emil Spanyi. He is a member of Meimuna, Hold, Monument, Duo Sonore, Gr’Ørch, Bart Plugers Blossom and Blasphemy and plays regularly for other projects that sometimes take him as far as China.

  • Choreographer and dancer:
    Mélissa Guex
  • Drums:
    Clément Grin
  • Administration & Production:
    Amandine Bula Production Cie Sumo
  • Thank you to:
    Théâtre Sévelin 36 (Lozana) / Go Go Go – Le Grütli – Centre de production et de diffusion des Arts vivants (Ženeva) / Supernova (Rimini) / Santarcangelo Festival / Venere in Teatro ir New Echo System (Venecija) / Festival Les Rencontre à l'Echelle (Marselis) / Les SUBS (Lionas) / Atelier de Paris / CDCN Soutien à la tournée Corodis et Pro Helvetia
  • Not accessible for people with reduced mobility and impaired hearing.
  • There are fumes at the end and strong sound (drums).
  • The event will be photographed and filmed.