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Yasmine Hugonnet

Lilian Baylis Studio

UK Premiere
Fri 19 - Sat 20 Jan at 8pm
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Runs: 50 mins / no interval
Age Guidance: 16+
Contains full nudity
£20 (£12 concessions - over 60’s & students)
+£1.95 transaction fee for online bookings
+£3 transaction fee for phone bookings
no fee for in person at the box office
Tel: 020 7863 8000

After-show discussion:
Fri 19 Jan

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Le Récital des Postures is a silent concert for one instrument - the human body. As if following a musical score, choreographer and performer Yasmine Hugonnet executes a series of postures and movements referenced in historic paintings, ancient sculptures, marionettes and everyday life, that demand both intense engagement and complete abandonment.

Her agility and astonishing strength make her seem to float, suspended in a beautiful white space. Awesome and mysterious, her slow-burn performance evokes unspoken sensations and images. It speaks to us through her naked skin with a wayward wit that subverts all expectations. This is fifty minutes of magic.

Born in Switzerland and with her childhood spent in Mali, Yasmine Hugonnet trained as a dancer and choreographer in Paris and New York. Her work has been seen throughout Europe and in Asia. In 2010 she founded Company Arts Mouvementés, which has been based in Lausanne since 2013. Its productions have been invited to festivals across Europe, including the Venice Biennale, Brussels’ Brigittines Festival, Mladi Levi in Ljubljana, and Impulztanz Vienna. Le Récital des Postures was selected for Aerowaves in 2015.

Interview with Yasmine Hugonnet >

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"Weird and wonderful in equal measure, her piece was an unexpected pleasure"

Donald Hutera (Aerowaves)

"Unlike anything I’ve ever seen…impulsive, witty, enthralling"


"Unique and captivating"

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Presented in partnership
with Sadler's Wells

Choreography and performance: Yasmine Hugonnet
Artistic collaborator: Michael Nick
Lighting design: Dominique Dardant
Costume design: Scilla Ilardo
Outside eye: Ruth Childs
Dramturgical advice: Guy Cools
Production: Arts Mouvementés
Co-production: Théâtre Sévelin 36 à Lausanne
Support : Ville de Montreux, Fondation Ernst Göhner, Pro Helvetia - Fondation suisse pour la culture, Corodis, Ville de Lausanne, Loterie Romande , Swiss Selection in Avignon 2017. A project developed in the frame of "Danse et Dramaturgie 13-14", initiated by Théâtre Sévelin 36 in Lausanne in partnership with Dampfzentrale in Berne, Tanzhaus in Zurich, Théâtre de l'Usine in Geneva and supported by Pro Helvetia - Fondation suisse pour la culture, Société Suisse des Auteurs (SSA) and the Pour-cent culturel Migros.