Lisie ANTIPODES Philip founded the company in 1998 after a first career as a soloist in the neo-classical and contemporary ballets (Bejart Ballet Lausanne, Geneva Grand Theatre, Opernhaus Zürich).
Public spaces and unusual places.
We work on a choreographic and dramatic writing for (and in) the public space, looking for different relationships with the viewer tending to intimate and sharing.We offer dreamlike universe , both poetic and squeaky. Our shows have in common our willingness to explore each topic without seeking consensus. As Pioneers of public and places, our creations are dedicated to a wide audience and not just for an insider dance public audience. Our shows are seen throughout Europe (France, Belgium, Netherlands, England, Germany, Portugal, Poland …)
Creation from the urban and human stuff.
Our dance is an affinity with the tarmac, a marriage with urban installations, an examination of the fault lines that trace the avenues of urban space. An acrobatic dance of physicality that contributes to narrative whilst focusing on the delicacy of the gesture. Our passion is to work with the performer, on their physical abilities as well as on their ability to personify a role. For our work is one of stories, characters, fictions placed in the midst of urban reality whatsoever on a park bench, in the middle of a fountain, on a flyover, in a tree …
A no academic style.
Always grasping the details, understanding the world differently, violating the usual rules of poetry, overcoming the prohibitions, disobeying the traffic rules . A desire to break the boundaries between genres by incorporating proposals of authors, composers, and also videographers.
We put dancing body in public space to intentionally disrupt the habits of passers-by and then, for all of us, a meeting time…