The Moebius Strip (2001)

Gilles Jobin

Premiered on May 8th 2001, Théâtre de la Ville Les Abbesses, Paris, France
Re set on August 3rd 2007, Teatro San Francisco, Pachuca, Mexico

PRESENTATION

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.

CREDITS

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 design
Daniel Demont
Live-sound engineer
Clive Jenkins

Production 2001 Parano Fondation, Lausanne, Suisse, et 36 Gazelles, London, Royaume-Uni
Production 2007 Cie Gilles Jobin, Genève, Suisse
Administration Mélanie Rouquier
Accounting Yves Bachelier
Co-production Théâtre Arsenic, Lausanne, Switzerland, Théâtre de la Ville, Paris, France, Music Biennale, Zagreb, Croatia, Espace Pier Paolo Pasolini, Valenciennes, France, Zuercher Theater Spektakel, Zürich, Switzerland

Supported by Pro Helvetia – Fondation suisse pour la culture, Loterie Romande, City of Lausanne, London Arts, SSA, Fondation Stanley Thomas Johnson, Canton of Vaud

Gilles Jobin benefits of a triennal associated support (2007-2009) from the City of Geneva, the Republic and Canton of Geneva and Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council

Gilles Jobin is an associated artist of Bonlieu Scène nationale, Annecy, France

FILMS

The Moebius Strip
Directed by Vincent Pluss – 26 minutes
Fluid and rhythmic cinematographic adaptation of Moebius Strip, choreography by Gilles Jobin.
Recorded in December 2001 at Arsenic theater, Lausanne, Switzerland
Buy the DVD

Gilles Jobin : Le voyage de Moebius
Directed by Luc Peter 
Documentary – 53 minutes, portrait of Gilles Jobin, choreographer

PRESS

TOUR

2010
4 March: The Swiss Cube, Swiss Institute of Rome, Rome, Italy
2 April: Bonlieu Scène nationale, Annecy, France 
21 April: Kaserne, Basel, Switzerland 

2009
15 January: Théâtre Populaire Romand, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland 
2 May: Festival Evidanse, Delémont, Switzerland 

2008
20-21 September: Arsenic, Lausanne, Switzerland 
21-22 November: Théâtre Monnot, Beirut, Lebanon

2007
3 August: Teatro San Francisco, Pachuca, Mexico
5 August: Teatro Julio Jimenez Rueda, Mexico, Mexico
7 August: Teatro Manuel Doblado, Leon, Mexico
7 October: Festival Tensdansa, Terrassa, Spain
31 October to 3 November: Théâtre de Carouge, Geneva, Switzerland 

2004
28 February: Ciné Africa, Maputo, Mozambique
2-3 March: Dance Umbrella Festival, Johannesburg, South Africa
26 June: Montpellier Dance Festival, Montpellier, France
9-10 October: SiDance Festival, Seoul, South Korea
13-14 October: Théâtre Garonne Scène européenne, Toulouse, France
19-20 November: Bonlieu Scène nationale, Annecy, France

2003
8-9 April: Pôle Sud, Strasbourg, France
21 May: Milan Short Film Festival, Milan, Italy
26-27 June: International Film Festival, Warsaw, Poland
1 July: Latitudes Contemporaines, Lille, France
4-5 July: Teatro Campo Alegre, Porto, Portugal
18 to 20 September: International Festival of Contemporary Dance, Buenos Aires, Argentina
17-18 October: Arsenic, Lausanne, Switzerland
4-5 Novembre: International Festival of Contemporary Dance, Fortaleza, Brazil

2002
18 January: Arsenic, Lausanne, Switzerland
5-6 March: The Place, London, United Kingdom
13 to 15 March: Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
11 to 13 April: ADC – Théâtre du Loup, Geneva, Switzerland
18 au 20 April: Tanzquartier Wien, Vienna, Austria
4 May: Espace Moncor, Fribourg, Switzerland

2001
25 April: Spring Dance Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands
28 April: Music Biennale Zagreb, Coratia
8 to 12 May: Théâtre de la Ville, Paris, France
17 to 27 May: Arsenic, Lausanne, Switzerland
29 August – 2 September: Gessnerallee, Zürich, Switzerland
8-9 September: Kampnagel, Hamburg, Germany
3-4 October: Infinito, Turin, Italy
10 October: Archa Theater, Prague, Czech Republic
24-25 October: SESC – Pompeià, Sao Paulo, Brazil
31 October: SESC, Santos, Brazil
4-5 November: Panorama C.G, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
10 November: Opéra de Rouen Normandie, Rouen, France
24 November: Stadt Theater, Bern, Switzerland
4-5 December: Festival Lignes de corps, Valenciennes, France