AboutCentre for Contemporary and Digital Performance
Research Seminar Series 2012-2013
Convened by Prof Johannes Birringer
Brunel University London
Gaskell Building, room 048, 4:00-5:30 pm
Live broadcast on DAP-lab.tv: http://dance-tech.tv/videos/daplabtv/
In this presentation, Yann Marussich will discuss his performance work and artistic experiments since 2000. Whilst giving a chronological overview of the development of his work, he will elaborate on the methodologies underpinning his projects. Taking dance and body art as a starting point, Marussich has developed a unique approach to performance making which is based on presenting the body in a way that combines an appearance of immobility with micro movements.
Yann Marussich is a Swiss contemporary dance practitioner and performance artist. Since 1989, his choreography and performances have been presented all over the world. In 2001, Yann choreographed Bleu Provisoire, his first totally motionless piece. Since then, his work has increasingly focused on introspection, exploring the control of stillness while placing his body in direct contact with diverse outside factors.
In 2008, his work Blue Remix was awarded a Prix Ars Electronica Award of Distinction, one of the most important prizes in the field of art and technology. During the 2010-11 season, Yann was an associate artist at the Grütli Theater and from 1993 to 2000, he was the director of the Théà ¢tre de l'Usine in Geneva, where he created a programme almost exclusively composed of contemporary dance and new forms of expression. Yann Marussich is supported by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, and the City and Canton of Geneva.