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Marc
Oosterhoff

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Lab Rats

Premiere

March 16, 17, 2021, les Printemps de Sévelin, Lausanne

Casting

Written and performed by: Marc Oosterhoff and Matias Salmenaho
Music: Olivia Pedroli
Tour manager: Lise Leclerc – Tutu Production

Co-production : Théâtre Sévelin36, Théâtre de l’Echandole
Lieux de création : La Bellone, Bruxelles (BE), Théâtre Bora Bora, Aarhus (DK), Théâtre Sévelin36, Lausanne (CH), Südpol Luzern (CH)
Théâtres d’accueil : La Bâtie Genève / Kaserne Basel / Theaterspektakel Zürich / Casino Théâtre Rolle / Tuchlaube Aarau / FIT Festival Lugano / Nebia Biel / Südpol Luzern / Belluard Fribourg / Théâtre Benno-Besson / Tanz in Olten

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“This intimate performance is an attempt to dive into the endless adjustments a relationship between two people requires. A try to explore the fragility of human relationships and the need to cooperate in order to escape loneliness.

Through the prism of physical risk and the limits of the body, I want to create a vocabulary mixing dance and partner acrobatics, inspired by the non-verbal communication between two bodies.

The special set, which creates an intimacy between the audience and the performers, offers the audience a unique cinematic experience, during which they have the opportunity to observe humans in their solitary intimacy, as one would observe two rats in a laboratory cage.

The relationship between the two men is based on caring, listening and helping each other. The two performers being men, I wish to present a relationship that accepts weakness, doubt, rejects competition and gives room to a gentle clumsiness allowing the audience to smile.”

Marc Oosterhoff

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Take Care Of Yourself

Premiere

february 2016, Quarts d’heure de Sévelin – Lausanne

Casting

Written of performed by: Marc Oosterhoff
Outside eyes: Lionel Baier, Eugénie Rebetez
Light design: Marc Oosterhoff
Technic: Leo Garcia, Filipe Pascoal
Tour manager: Lise Leclerc – Tutu Production
Administration: Mariana Nunes
Communication: Maryke Oosterhoff

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Creation 2016

«We live in a world in which the security of the individual is dictated to us in a direct and authoritarian way: no swimming, no climbing, no closing of doors, area under video surveillance….

Certain behaviours have been categorized as «risky» and unproductive to society, and are therefore prohibited.The individual’s ability to discern is dismissed, there is no trust in his or her ability to know what is or is not suitable for his or her abilities.

With Take Care ofYourself,I wanted to question this limit of personal risk-taking, by presenting perilous actions that a man undertakes of his own accord. I also wanted to create a piece in which the audience feels included. He and I together in the same game. Games inspired by popular games – such as drinking games – where tension is created by the fact that the result of the action is unknown to everyone.

Neither the audience nor I know what happens next. Several devices follow one another throughout the piece, each one allowing the audience to project a result, to imagine an outcome, positive or not, thus keeping it in continuous tension.»

Marc Oosterhoff

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Promises of Uncertainty

Premiere

10 and 11 april 2019 à l’Abri, Genève

Casting

Written and performed by: Marc Oosterhoff
Music: Raphael Raccuia
Light design: Joana Oliveira
Dramaturgy and external srutinity : Pauline Castelli
Set design: Léo Piccirelli
Administration: Mariana Nunes
Communication: Maryke Oosterhoff
Tour manager: Lise Leclerc – Tutu production
Co-production : L’Echandole, L’Abri, CIE MOOST
Soutiens : Etat de Vaud fond pluridisciplinaire, Pro Helvetia – Fondation suisse pour la culture, Fondation suisses des artistes interprètes SIS

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Photos: © Julien Mudry © Mat Santa Cruz

Creation 2019

“I have always been interested in the relationship between the audience, its expectations and the actions that take place on stage. My research is based on devices that can combine these elements in a frontal way by creating a constant tension between them.

I’m not looking for the observer’s rest. I try to make him experience the uncertainty of the outcome of my promises. As long as they are unresolved, the audience is free to imagine all the possibilities.

Promises of Uncertainty bet that the tension preceding the action is more interesting than the action itself because it contains all its potentialities.”


Marc Oosterhoff

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Palette(s)

Premiere

14 february 2017 at la Manufacture-Lausanne

Casting

Performed by: Marc Oosterhoff et Cédric Gagneur
Light design: Robin Dupuis
Music: PHawa – Beam me up

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Photos: © Grégory Batardon

Creation 2017

Pallet(s) is a performance for 2 dancers, 20 pallets and 1 bottle of water. Through physical constraints, balancing games, construction and manipulation, the performers create a relationship of complicity that evolves throughout the piece. A subtle blend of functional exploration of movement, danger, sensitivity and humour.

“Companies like Ikea have literally designed products around pallets: his “Bang” cup has had three redesigns, each not for aesthetics, but to ensure that more cups would fit on a pallet. After the changes, it was possible to load 2,204 cups on a pallet, instead of the original 864, resulting in a 60% reduction in transportation costs. »
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Biography

Born in 1990 and originally from Yverdon- les-Bains, he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in physical theater at the Accademia Teatro Dimitri in 2012.

After his studies, he spent six months in China training in martial arts and then continued his practice of free-running and circus acrobatics. During two years, he worked as an actor and in 2014, he was admitted at La Manufacture (Lausanne), and was part of the first batch of students in the Bachelor’s degree in Contemporary Dance. In 2016 Marc performs Take care of yourself, his first solo, at Les Quarts d’Heure de Sévelin.This solo based on physical risk was selected for the Tanzfactor 2018 tour, and also selected by BE FESTIVAL for two tours in Spain and in the United Kingdom. Since then, the show continues to be programmed all over the world (France, Lebanon, Switzerland, Spain, UK).

In 2017 and 2018, he collaborated with Cédric Gagneur and choreographed Palette(s) and La Caresse des pavés, two outdoors performances.

Press

Take Care of Yourself

Attention, spectacle à ne pas reproduire chez soi
Le matin Dimanche, avril 2019
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Season 20/21

September 9, 2020
Take Care of Yourself
le Manège-scène nationale, Reims (FR)

September 19, 2020
Palette(s)
Théâtre de Châtillon, Châtillon (FR)

September 22-27, 2020
Les Promesses de l’incertitude
Théâtre du Loup, Genève (CH)

September 30, 2020
Take Care of Yourself
Théâtre des Collines, Annecy (FR)

October 3 2020
Palette(s)
MUDAC, Lausanne (CH)

November 13, 2020
Take Care of Yourself
La Montagne Magique, Bruxelles (B)

December 12, 2020
Take Care of Yourself
Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris (FR)

December 15, 2020
Take Care of Yourself
Théâtre de Châtillon(FR)

December 16, 17,  2020
Les Promesses de l’incertitude
Le Carreau du Temple en partenariat avec le CCS, Paris (FR)

March 16,17, 2021
Lab Rats – New Work
Théâtre Sévelin, Lausanne (CH)

March 20, 21, 2021
Lab Rats
Théâtre de l’Echandole, Yverdon-les-Bains (CH)

Link

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www.ciemoost.com

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