In TABULA, the rules of the game are constantly changed by the impressive set movements. Here space is keyword. A space that is shared, conquered, and claimed by the eight dancers, who provide a highly-sensitive, contrasting, and powerful interpretation. Endlessly adaptable, the set space is no longer a rigid envelope, but living, elastic substance, turning into a thousand playgrounds where the most unlikely alliances and hostilities are deployed.
Concept and choreography: Katarzyna Gdaniec and Marco Cantalupo
With the collaboration of the dancers: Pascal Bayart, Marti Güell Vallbona, Ai Koyama, Dorota Lecka, Raquel Miro, Manuela Spera, Jean-Yves Phuong, Michalis Theophanous
Lighting design: German Schwab
Music: Hildur Gudnadottir, Svarte Greiner, Raime, Koen Holtkamp
Soundtrack edition: Marco Cantalupo, François Planson
Set design: Gilbert Maire, Romaine Fauchère
Set construction: atelier Arrière-Scènes
Costumes: Katarzyna Gdaniec
Duration: 60 minutes
Coproduction: Compagnie Linga, L’Octogone Théâtre de Pully
Dorota Lecka (Poland) graduated from the Institute of Dance Arts in Linz (AU). She collaborated with Rose Breuss - Cie Off Verticality in Linz (AU), Joe Alter Dance Group and teaches at the State University San Diego (US). She joined Linga in 2011.
Ai Koyama was born in Japan. She started Ballet at 5 years old with Tatuo Kasuya. She graduated from the Ochanomizu National University in Tokyo and from the School for New dance Development in Amsterdam. She worked for the Heddy Maalem Company (FR) and joigned Linga in 2007.
Michalis Theophanous (Cyprus / Greece) was born in Greece. He graduated from the Greek State School of Dance in 2009. He worked for the Hellenic Dance Company (with choreographers Hofesh Shechter, Rootless Root, Jasmin Vardimon, Richard Alston), Greek National Theatre, Carte Blanche (NO) and Konstantinos Rigos (GR). He cooperates currently with Dimitris Papaioannou (GR), Robert Wilson (USA) and Compagnie Linga.
Raquel Miro Roca was born in Spain. She studied at the Institute of the theatre of Barcelona. She worked for the yound company of the theater of Barcelona (ES), Philipp Egli (CH), Titoyaya / Gustavo Ramirez (ES), Alicia Herrro Dance Company (ES) and Lanonima Imperial (ES) and Joshua Monten (CH).
Manuela Spera (Italy) graduated from the Ecole Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower and worked at the Cannes Jeune Ballet (FR) before joining Compagnie Linga for the production Tabula.
Pascal Bayart (France) graduated from the Ecole de l’Opéra de Paris and the Ecole Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower, and worked at the Cannes Jeune Ballet (FR). He joins Linga and takes part in the productions Concerto and Tabula.
Marti Güell Vallbona (Spain) graduated from the London Contemporary Dance School The Place. He worked in Holland with United-C and and with De Kiss Moves (DKM), as well as with different choreographers in England before joining Linga in 2014.
Jean-Yves Phuong (France) graduated from the Ecole Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower and worked at the Cannes Jeune Ballet (FR). He joins Compagnie Linga and takes part in the productions Concerto and Tabula.
German Schwab is an independent lighting lesigner and musician. He works currently as technician at the Octogone Theatre. Since 15 years, German is the tour technician of the Compagnie Linga for whom he has created the lighting design of many productions (Step 1, We are not I, Solographies, Tabula and ONA).
Compagnie Linga receives the support of Ville de Pully, Ville de Lausanne, Canton de Vaud, Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council. Katarzyna Gdaniec and Marco Cantalupo are associates artists of the Octogone, Théâtre de Pully.
With the support of Loterie Romande, Fondation de Famille Sandoz, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Fondation suisse des artistes interprètes (SIS), Société Suisse des Auteurs (SSA), Fondation Stanley Thomas Johnson, Fonds pour l'équipement touristique de la région lausannoise (FERL), Casino Barrière de Montreux, CORODIS and Loterie Romande.