Força Forte (2016)

Gilles Jobin

Premiere on April 13th and 14th at Geneva – Center of Arts International School of Geneva.


With FORÇA FORTE, a work inspired by particle physics, Gilles Jobin returns to the stage with his first duo with Susana Panadés Diaz. The production is based on the principles of strong force as a rule to generate movement and choreographic composition.

In quantum physics, strong force is the most powerful of the four fundamental forces in nature. This microscopic and counter-intuitive force governs the principles of matter. If chromodynamics uses RGB colour analogy to describe interactions between quarks, it is the combination of the three colours (red, green and blue) that break down light in the performance.

FORÇA FORTE plays with different layers of reality and explores connections between bodies in space. Virtual bodies are first projected on the screen before becoming real on stage. Virtual images, music and elements of the stage set are tangible elements, which the dancers manage in real time. Contemporary western, desert and Mexican cacti appear as representative of a dreamt-up universal identity, which one could slip on like a costume.

The music is created by Franz Treichler and the costumes are signed by the Belgian designer Jean-Paul Lespagnard who has already worked with the company for QUANTUM.

Força Forte © Grégory Batardon


Choreography Gilles Jobin
Dance Susana Panadés Diaz and Gilles Jobin
Music Franz Treichler
Light Gilles Jobin and Marie Predour
Costumes Jean Paul Lespagnard
Virtual environment Gilles Jobin
Motion capture Artanim Geneva
Photos Gilles Jobin

Production Cie Gilles Jobin – Geneva, Switzerland
Administration Rosine Bey
Technical direction Marie Predour
Accountant Gonzague Bochud


La Loterie Romande, Fondation Ernst Göhner, Fonds culturel de la Société Suisse des Auteurs (SSA), Théâtre Arsenic

Cie Gilles Jobin is supported by the City of Geneva, the Canton of Geneva and Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council