Macrocosm (1999)

Premiered on January 5th 1999 at The Place Theatre, London, UK


Macrocosm deals with the different levels of perception of a situation when a body, due to exterior elements, becomes the centre of attention. The perception of the one who watches (audience), the one who acts on the body (manipulator) and the one who is the centre of attention (dancer) are totally different.

Macrocosm includes these contrasting viewpoints and places those participants in a live situation where the facts are not just represented but experienced. Macrocosm is a 25- minute solo for Nuria de Ulibarri, with lights manipulated by the choreographer, who also mixes live music specially composed by Franz Treichler.


11 April: Ecole Supérieure d’Arts et Médias, Caen, France
13 April: Les Soirées Nomades, Fondation Cartier, Paris, France 
14-16 September: Théâtre Arsenic, Lausanne, Switzerland 
4 December: The Young Gods, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, UK

Premiered 5th of January: The Place Theatre, London, UK
8 May: X.trax, The Green Room, Manchester, UK
22 June: Toynbee Studios, London, UK


Choreography Gilles Jobin
Lighting design Gilles Jobin
Music Franz Treichler
Dancers Nuria De Ulibarri, Gilles Jobin

An Artsadmin project
Production Parano Productions, Lausanne, Switzerland

Supported by London Arts Board and Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council