Steak House

Gilles Jobin (Geneva)

Steak House

Steak House

© Isabelle Meister

  • 1 h 10 min, without interval

Past Dates

Talk with the audience on 26 January after the performance

As the point of departure for his latest project, premiered in spring 2005 in Lausanne, the Swiss choreographer Gilles Jobin took a perfectly normal room, with walls and furniture, blankets and other everyday items. Six people live in this room, meet each other, share things and interact with their surroundings. The scenes unfolding on stage only appear ordinary at first glance: the inhabitants behave absurdly, but they seem to be doing so deliberately. In this room, normal codes of behaviour are suspended. Like in a comic, the plot becomes increasingly surreal, driven by a process that resembles dreaming. “This logic of absurdity is certainly the path to be followed,” says Gilles Jobin. “Then the space is deconstructed, the bodies spread through the space. What this will lead to remains to be seen.” Gilles Jobin was last in Berlin in 2002 with “Under Construction” on the invitation of Berliner Festspiele.


Choreography Gilles Jobin
Music Machine Angus Conception Cristian Vogel
Music Machine Angus Realisation Simon Jobin
Set Design Sylvie Kleiber
Costume Design Karine Vintache
Lighting Design Frédéric Richard

Dancers Jean-Pierre Bonomo, Niki Good, Marie-Caroline Hominal, Gilles Jobin, Susana Panadès Diaz, Rudi Van Der Merwe

Production Gilles Jobin / Parano Fondation, Switzerland
Co-production with Théâtre de la Ville, Paris, Teatro Comunale di Ferrara, Théâtre Arsenic Lausanne, Danse à Aix (Aix en Provence), Tanzquartier Wien and spielzeiteuropa | Berliner Festspiele
Supported by Canton de Vaud, Ville de Lausanne, Ville de Genève, Pro Helvetia – Schweizer Kulturstiftung, DIP de l’Etat de Genève, Binding Stiftung