Talks

Aside from its creations, Cie Gilles Jobin offers lectures with a view to developing professional skills, artistic renewal and networking. The lectures create spaces for exchange, interdisciplinary research, sharing reflections and working methods, raising awareness of contemporary dance and of Jobin’s language in particular. Cie Gilles Jobin, through the thematic lectures it presents, supports a more general theoretical reflection on performing arts and contemporary dance.

Lectures are presented by Gilles Jobin and/or his team. They take place in person when conditions permit or at a distance, in French, English or Spanish. The contents of the lectures are defined according to the themes addressed, the specific areas of interest and the audiences concerned, and are therefore variable and adaptable. Different themes can be addressed, for example:

  • – Digital territories: new spaces for performing arts
  • – Virtual theatre 
  • – Virtual reality and contemporary dance
  • – Art & Science: contemporary dance and particle physics // choreographing quantum space
  • – Lectures around the works of Cie Gilles Jobin

2020

CHINA – 17 December : Webinar during Café des Sciences, Swissnex China, Shanghai
Webinar: Virtual Theatre
With: Gilles Jobin, Choreographer, director, dancer – Natacha Koutchoumov, co-director of the Comédie de Genève – Eric Kuong, managing and creative director of Creative Links – Ophelia Huang, director of international projects in Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center – Huang Zhang, curator of Contemporary performing arts of Shanghai Min Contemporary Museum
Link to the program // Watch the webinar
CHINA – 28 November : Shanghai Theatre Academy, Shanghai
Virtual lecture by Gilles Jobin: Digital Territories : The new spaces for performing arts
Link to the program
INDIA – 25 November : Attakkalari Centre For Movement Arts, Bangalore
Virtual lecture : Digital Territories: Exploring Technology and Contemporary Dance with Gilles Jobin
With: Gilles Jobin, Choreographer, dancer, director – Diya Naidu, dancer and choreographer – Vivek Reddy, Entertainment Technologist, Viga Studio – Jayachandran Palazhy, Artistic Director, Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts
Link to the event
JAPAN – 1 October : SUPER DOMUNE, Swiss Embassy of Japan, Tokyo
SWISS CREATIVE TALK VOL. 7: Creativity and the New Normal – Augmented Reality and Robotics Meet Dance and Contemporary Art
With: Gilles Jobin, Cie Gilles Jobin – Daito Manabe, Rhizomatiks – Naohiro Ukawa, SUPER DOMMUNE – Yukiko Shikata, critic and curator – AATB – design practice
Link to the event
BRAZIL – 27 June : VFXRio Live, Rio de Janeiro
Virtual panel: Ciência, Arte e Resistência Realidade Virtual, Cenários interativos, Cultura e Dança 
With : Gilles Jobin, choreographer, dancer, filmmaker – Bruna Berford, animation supervision à Penrose Studio, USA – Andrea Jabor, choreographer, dancer, director, BRA
Read more about VFXRio Live // Watch the lecture
MEXICO – 28 May : El Aleph Extendido – Festival de Arte y Ciencia, Danza UNAM – Cultura UNAM en Casa, Mexico
Virtual lecture by Gilles Jobin: Arte y tecnología digital, realidad y cuerpo virtuales en tiempos de crisis por COVID-19
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MEXICO – 27 Mai : El Aleph Extendido – Festival de Arte y Ciencia, Danza UNAM – Cultura UNAM en Casa, Mexico
Virtual panel : Los efectos de la pandemia por COVID-19 en la vida de los artistas escénicos en México y en el mundo 
With: Juan Domínguez, Gilles Jobin, Cristina Maldonado, Celso Giménez, Rocío Rivera Marchevsky, Isabel Aguerrebere
Moderated by  Evoé Sotelo
Watch the panel
SWITZERLAND – 18 MaY : Festival de Danse Steps – Migros Pour-cent Culturel
Virtual panel : Post-Corona Creativity
With: Isabelle Spirig, artistic director of Steps, CH – Gilles Jobin choreographer, dancer, filmmaker, artistic director, CH – Ella Rothschild, dancer an choreographer, IL – Kylie Walters, dancer, choreographer, director of choreographic studies at Conservatoire de Lyon, AU/FR – Marc Brew, artistic director of the AXIS Dance Company, USA – Xie Xin, artistic director of the Xiexin Dance Theatre, CN – Prof. Dr. Teresa Koloma Beck, professor of sociology of the globalization, DE – Guy Cools, dance dramaturge, BE – Ionnis Mandatounis, dancer, choreographer, CH
Moderated by Monika Schäler, journalist, filmmaker, CH
Watch the panel

2019

SWITZERLAND – 6 November : GIFF, Geneva
Swiss interactive session Dance Trail
SWITZERLAND – 5 November : GIFF, Geneva
Lecture: Les expériences collectives en réalité virtuelle – quelle valeur ajoutée?
With: Gilles Jobin, Cie Gilles Jobin – Sylvain Chagué, Artanim – François Klein, Digital Rise
Moderated by Douglas Edric Stanley, teacher of Media Design at the HEAD – Genève
WEB CONFERENCE – 29 November : KALEIDOSCOPE, DevLab
Lecture: The Future of performing arts in virtual and augmented reality
FRANCE – 16 October : Conservatoire National de Musique et de Danse, Lyon
Lecture: Digital territories, new spaces for dance
FRANCE – 10 October : IMMERSITY, Les Assises de la XR, Angoulème
Workshop: Temps réel : définir le rôle actif du spectateur
Program of the event
ITALY – 30 August : 76 th Venice International Film Festival, Venice VR, Lazzaretto Vecchio
Lecture: Learning from experience: 3 case studies on Gloomy Eyes, VR_I, Pagan Peak VR
With: Gilles Jobin, Antoine Cayrol and Kane Lee
SOUTH COREA – 18 July : GLOBAL DEVELOPERS FORUM 2019, Seoul 
Forum with: Gilles Jobin, Gianfranco Iannuzzi, Eugene YK Chung, Ahn Jeong-seok Mathias Jud
CHINA – 10 MAY : SWISSNEX CHINA, Chronus Art Center, Shanghai
Lecture: Can Virtual Reality Revolutionize Contemporary Dance?
With : Gilles Jobin, Director and Choreographer of VR_I – Nunu Kong, Choreographer, Performing Artist, Independent Producer – Xiaotong (Roger) Yang, Curator of VR Section, Shanghai TV Festival / Shanghai International Film Festival 2019 & Daming Zhang, Film and Theatre director / VR content creator
Moderated by Salar Shahna, director of the World VR Forum
JAPAN – 1 MAY : Spiral Garden, Tokyo
Lecture: Does the viewer dance? The “now” of dance that expands with technology
With: Gilles Jobin and MIKIKO, director and choreographer
Moderated by Ryo Kanazawa, curator of contemporary art
Program of the envent
SWITZERLAND – 16 February : Théâtre du Passage, Neuchâtel
Lecture: Réalité virtuelle : renouveau ou fausse promesse ? during the festival Hiver de danses
With: Gilles Jobin, choreographer – Mélissa Rérat, art historian – Pascal Felber, dean of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Neuchâtel – Adrian Bangerter, professor in charge of the chair of work psychology at the University of Neuchâtel
Moderated by Izabella Pluta
Program of the event
FRANCE – 2 February : Centre National de Danse Contemporaine (CNDC), Anger
Presentation of WOMB 3D followed by a meeting with Gilles Jobin and Claire Rousier, assistant director of the CNDC

2018

FINLAND – 5 April : Loikka Dance Film Festival – Helsinki
Lecture: Mixed Reality Day Programme / What Drives Us to VR?
With: Gilles Jobin, Choreographer of VR _I – Esteban Fourmi (UK) director of WHIST – Alla Kovgan (US), director of Devil’s Lungs
Moderated by Hanna Pajala-Assefa
FINLAND – 7 April : Loikka Dance Film Festival – Helsinki
Artist Talk II: Embodied Interactivity – choreographing physicality inside the virtual 
With: Gilles Jobin, choreographer of VR_I – Kalle Rasinkangas, Ocean Vortex – Esteban Fourmi and Aoi Nakamura, WHIST – Julius Tuomisto, Phantom & Nuanc3d
RUSSIA – 19 May : Polytechnic Museum, Moscou
Lecture: Digital Territories, new areas of performance of Contemporary Dance during The Polytech Festival of science, art, and technologies 
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UK – 4 June : Birmingham International Dance Festival
Lecture on virtual reality
Program of the event
SWITZERLAND – 9 July : NIFFF, Neuchâtel
Lecture: Imaging the Future
With: Gilles Jobin, choreographer, director of WOMB 3D, CH – Peter Philippe Weiss, Sound Designer, Performer CH – Oliver Latta & Bruno Leòn, Creative Artists, Motion Designers DE – Patrick Keller & Dr Christian Babski, Architects, Associates & Founders of fabric 
Moderated by Matthieu Jaccard ,Art Historian
FRANCE – 28 September : Dance Biennial of Lyon
Lecture: Images de danse
CATALONIA – 21 October : Mercat de Les Flors, Casa de la Dansa, Barcelona
Lecture: La novedad pospuesta during the IDN_Plus Festival
With: Carles Sora – Pablo Palacios, Instituto Stocos – Pau Alsina – Gilles Jobin – Pere Faura – Núria Nia, Rosa Sánchez, Kònic Thtr – Eloi Maduell – Brisa Muñoz and Ángeles Angulo, Erre que Erre
Moderated by María Muñoz and Pep Ramis 
Program of the event
SWITZERLAND – 15 November : Musée d’Art et d’Histoire, Genève
Lecture: Innovation : Genève, laboratoire de la culture, with Gilles Jobin as a guest of honor
Program of the event
ITALY – 21 November : Swiss Institute, Rome
Conversation between Gilles Jobin and Maria Paola Zedda
Moderated by Laurence Wagner
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2017

BRAZIL – 17-24 August : Dança Em Foco, Fortaleza
REDIV meetings during the retrospective of Cie Gilles Jobin film productions
SWITZERLAND – 7 November : GIFF, Genève
Lecture: La réalité virtuelle, pourquoi pas nous ? 
With: Gilles Jobin
Moderated by Sophie Salin

2016

USA – 13 – 16 January: Gibney Dance Center, New York
Artists’ Salons : organized by the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, The French Office for Performing Arts Circulation (Onda), Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council, Italian Festivals Drodesera, Santarcangelo dei Teatri, Short Theatre, Terni Festival, in collaboration with Institut français, and in New York, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, the Consulate General of Switzerland, and the Italian Cultural Institute
Link to the event 
FRANCE – 25 January : Strasbourg’s University
Lecture by Gilles Jobin and Nicolas Chanon, physicist at CERN
ARGENTINA – 3 August : Centro Cultural de la Ciencia, Buenos Aires
Lecture: COREOGRAFIA CUANTICA by Gilles Jobin, conference as part of the QUANTUM tour
With: Gilles Jobin and Daniel de Florian, CERN 
With the presence of The Ambassador of Switzerland, Hans Peter Mock, and the director of the Centro Cultural San Martin, Diego Pimentel
ARGENTINE – 5 Août : Sala Tanque de l’Université de San Martin, Buenos Aires
Lecture: COREOGRAFIA CUANTICA by Gilles Jobin, conference as part of the QUANTUM tour
With the presence of the co-director of the University of San Martin, Daniel Di Gregorio
ARGENTINE – 11 Août: Museo de Bellas Artes, Corrientes
Lecture: COREOGRAFIA CUANTICA by Gilles Jobin conference as part of the QUANTUM tour
ARGENTINE – 15 Août: Teatro de Prosa del Parque del Conocimiento de Misiones
Lecture: COREOGRAFIA CUANTICA, conference as part of the QUANTUM tour
With: Gilles Jobin et Daniel de Florian, CERN collaborator
With the presence of the astronomer Luis César Martotelli of the University of La Plata

2015

 SAPIN – 1 March : Mercat de les Flores, Barcelona
During IDN Festival, Gilles Jobin presented WOMB 3D
MEXICO – 14 April : Festival Danza José Limon, Culiacàn
Lecture: COREOGRAFIA CUANTICA by Gilles Jobin, conference as part of the QUANTUM tour
GERMANY – 22 August: Tanz Im August , Berlin 
Lecture: Choreographing the Quantum Space by Gilles Jobin, conference as part of the QUANTUM tour
With: Julius von Bismarck, visual artist, designer of the luminokinetics installation Versuch Unter Kreisen
SWITZERLAND – 31 October: Théâtre Forum Meyrin, Meyrin 
Lecture: Art et sciences : créativité et rigueur à tous les étages 
With: Gilles Jobin – Sami Kanaan – Monica Bello – Frédéric Plazy
INDIA – 25 November : Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bangalore
Lecture: Choreographing the Quantum Space by Gilles Jobin, conference as part of the QUANTUM tour
With: Michael Doser, physicist at CERN and the Professor R. Ananthanarayan, physicist at the University of Bangalore
INDIA – 2 December : University of Dehli, Department of Physics, New Dehli
Lecture: Choreographing the Quantum Space by Gilles Jobin, conference as part of the QUANTUM tour
With: Florencia Cannelli, physicist at CERN and at the University of Zürich

2014

FRANCE – 14 January : Bonlieu scène nationale, Annecy
Lecture: Danse Contemporaine, physique des particules by Gilles Jobin, conference as part of the QUANTUM tour
With: Michael Doser, CERN Senior Research Scientist et Nicolas Chanon, Physicist at CERN and Research Scientist at CNRS
ARGENTINA– 19 May : Instituto Universitario Nacional de Arte (IUNA), Buenos Aires
Lecture: COREOGRAFIA CUANTICA  by Gilles Jobin, conference as part of the QUANTUM tour
URUGUAY – 27 May : Instituto Nacional de Artes Escenicas (INAE), Montevideo 
Lecture: COREOGRAFIA CUANTICA by Gilles Jobin, conference as part of the QUANTUM tour
GREECE – 10 June : Cultural Center Onassis, Athens
Lecture: Talks and Thoughts by Gilles Jobin during the conference cycle ” Art and Science “
BULGARIA – 31 August : One dance week, Plovdiv 
Lecture: Management of independent companies by Gilles Jobin Moderated by Mélanie Rouquier
USA – 10 October : Swissnex at the ODC theater, San Francisco 
Lecture: Choreographing the Quantum Space by Gilles Jobin, conference as part of the QUANTUM tour
With: Julius von Bismarck, visual artist and designer of the luminokinetics installation Versuch Unter Kreisen and Nicolas Chanon, physicist at CERN and Research Scientist at CNRS
CANADA – 15 octobre: TRIUMF particle accelerator centre, Vancouver 
Lecture: Choreographing the Quantum Space by Gilles Jobin, conference as part of the QUANTUM tour
Link of the event
BRAZIL – 30 October: Swissnex @ Forum Internacional de Dança, Belo Horizonte
Lecture: Choreographing the Quantum Space by Gilles Jobin, conference as part of the QUANTUM tour
With: Claudio Lenz, Brazilian physicist and member of the ALPHA collaboration at CERN
BRAZIL – 2 November: Swissnex @ Festival Panorama, Rio de Janeiro
Lecture: Chorographing the Quantum Space by Gilles Jobin, conference as part of the QUANTUM tour
With: Claudio Lenz, Brazilian physicist and member of the ALPHA collaboration at CERN

2013

SWITZERLAND – 8 February : Journées de danse contemporaine suisse, Bâle
Presentation of the danse residency at Collide@CERN with Ariane Koek
SWITZERLAND – 22 March : Semaine des nominés, Cinéma du Grütli, Geneva
Presentation of the Research & Development of WOMB 3D
UK – 26 April : Architectural Association School of Architecture, London
Lecture: the relation art / science and the creation process of QUANTUM
FRANCE – 8 October : FEMIS, Centre National de Danse, Paris
Presentation of the Research & Development of WOMB 3D
FRANCE – 6 November : Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris
Lecture: Danse Contemporaine, physique des particules by Gilles Jobin, conference as part of the QUANTUM tour with Julius von Bismark
FRANCE – 9 November : Forum Libération, Montpellier
Lecture: LE CORPS, QUEL ENGIN ! SEXE, SCIENCE, SPORT, ART ET POLITIQUE
UK – 16 November : The Chimera Network, Université Notre Dame, London
Symposium: Science through Art 
FRANCE – 22 November : Théâtre National de Bretagne, Vannes
Dance National Meetings : Arpenteurs des années 80: entre héritage et tradition 
FRANCE – 27 November : Le Phénix scène nationale, Valenciennes 
Lecture: Des images habitables – Arts de la scène et 3D 

2012

FRANCE – 25 January : Montpellier Danse, Montpellier
Screening the film The Moebius Strip followed by a lecture by Gilles Jobin on his work
SWITZERLAND – 23 May : CERN, Geneva
Lecture by Gilles Jobin about the beginning of his dance residency at Collide@CERN
FRANCE – 5 June : Théâtre de poche de Hédé, Rennes
Screening the film The Moebius Strip during « Extension sauvage » festival directed by Latifa Laâbissi
Program of the event // Trailer
SWITZERLAND – 3 November : La Bâtie Festival, Geneva
Presentation of the South South project by Gilles Jobin, Mélanie Rouquier and Jasper Walgrave
SWITZERLAND – 6 November : CERN, Geneva
Lecture by Gilles Jobin about the end of his dance residency at Collide@CERN
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