Ici'bas Company

BIO of the CIE

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Performers in contemporary dance and circus, Christine Daigle and Mathias Reymond created the Company Ici'bas in 2015. The company, based in Sainte-Croix in Switzerland, has the project to promote the interdisciplinarity of the performing arts. She traces her path between alternative venues, nature, cities and the black box of theaters.

For their first piece, the company creates "L'envers", a project combining dance and circus designed for the city and its architecture, rediscovered by the dancers. A time where the passerby can stop and take a deep breath of fresh air. With this first proposition, the company was able to share its work in over 50 festivals in a dozen different countries. The show receives the jury prize from the contest Mais Imaginarius in Portugal and the prize Best performance of emerging company in Umore Azoka, Spain.

In 2018, the company premiere "Homonolith" in the Festival Les Jeux du Castrum. This piece brings the audience far away from the cities into the nature for 4 hours between day and night. This migration orchestrated by 8 performers treats the subject of private property, appropriation and exile.

In june 2019, the company creates the new piece "Lonely are the lonely roads", a piece for atypical venues and theaters. An ode to desire, sensuality and to our devastating need of tenderness. The title's irony convey the image of these deserted American landscapes where we wander on this long solitary highway. A simple but strong visual environment accompanied by an original electro-music composition where the dancers evolve between humain warmth and post-traumatism. 

© Shaun Ho