In partnership with the Swiss Arts Council, Pro Helvetia, this February we welcome Swiss/French artists, Romane Peytavin and Pierre Piton (La PP), to dive into the realm of a virtual residency. They will be researching their project Class, rethinking the concept of coaching, private dance classes, and home delivery both in the virtual and physical world.
Class will be a home delivery performance class, sharing performative tools in order to rediscover everyday life surroundings and the sensorial approach to it. Using scores such as practicing the presence of objects, shining from the inside-out or rediscovering the shape of your sofa they want to invite a non-verbal exchange in order to empower co-students/audiences.
As performers they will play the “ignorant Schoolmasters”, meaning that they don’t possess a specific knowledge that they wish to pass on but rather take on the audiences movement history in order to build up the class.
Class is about learning through a non-linear process how to perform, for the audience to find their own way of performing and moving within their home, it is about approaching creativity as an everyday life action.
Throughout their time La PP will experiment with different communication tools such as Zoom, Instagram and podcasts to share their research. More information will be added to this page as it becomes public.
Image by Raphaëlle Mueller.