For the company HorizonVertical, dance is the motor of artistic activity, in exchange with various disciplines of contemporary art. Léa Thomen, founder of the company, is a dancer, choreographer and visual artist and has lived in Weinfelden TG for three years.
Inspired by the puppet «Crowned Poet» by the artist Paul Klee, the new solo work «Masque-et-toi» negotiates the complexity and contradictions of power. The figure danced by Léa Thomen follows a path of step-by-step transformation, dropping masks and questioning the way power is dealt with. In the confusion and mixing of fantasy and reality, «Masque-et-toi» develops as a choreography of gestures, postures, words and live chalk drawing on stage.
A co-production with TanzPlan Ost Festival 2020 (CH), Phoenix Theater Steckborn (CH) and Théâtre - Maison D’Elsa | Cie du Jarnisy (FR)