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The Moebius Strip (2001)

Presentation

Premiere 8 May 2001, Théâtre de la Ville Les Abbesses, Paris (France)
Re set 3rd August 2007, Teatro San Francisco, Pachuca (Mexico)

60 minutes

Choreography Gilles Jobin
Music Franz Treichler
Dancers Tamara Bacci or Susana Panadès Diaz, Jean-Pierre Bonomo, Marie-Caroline Hominal, Isabelle Rigat, Rudi Van Der Merwe
Lighting Daniel Demont
Live-sound engineer Clive Jenkins

Production Parano Fondation, Lausanne (CH) and 36 Gazelles, London (UK)
Co-production Arsenic (Lausanne, CH), Théâtre de la Ville (Paris, F), Music Biennale (Zagreb, HR) Espace Pier Paolo Pasolini (Valenciennes, F), and Zuercher Theater Spektakel (Zurich, CH).
Supports Pro Helvetia (The Arts Council of Switzerland), Loterie Romande, Ville de Lausanne, London Arts, SSA, Fondation Stanley Thomas Johnson, and Canton de Vaud.

Gilles Jobin benefits of a triennal associated support (2007 to 2009) from the City of Geneva, the Canton of Geneva and Pro Helvetia
Gilles Jobin is an associated artist of Bonlieu Scène nationale, Annecy




How to make a moebius strip:
1. Take a strip of paper.
2. Give it a half twist (turn one end over).
3. Tape the ends together.



A Moebius Strip is a two-dimensional surface with only one face.
A Moebius Strip represents infinity.
When you cut a moebius strip in half, lengthways, you get a double moebius strip. If you cut it again you get a triple strip, and so on into infinity.
When you ride a moebius strip, it is like going back to the beginning, in space, on a one-dimensional surface. If you cut it lengthways, then you must continue, and continue, and you will never cross your starting point again. Like life itself, it is a perpetual restart, never from the same point.