Compagnie Philippe Saire: Hocus Pocus


Two friends take a fantastic voyage. They meet a knight and a gluttonous whale; they fly through billowing curtains and land in a spider’s web. Every task they face makes them stronger and requires all their ingenuity. The work ingeniously deploys the bodies of the two dancers, only a few props, and light and shadow to create fantastical figures and eerie and funny episodes. Gravity dissolves; everything appears to float in the air. Everyone can invent their own story to accompany these images; everyone can be puzzled, astonished and amused. The young audience see how expressively the human body can narrate a story without words, purely through movement. Accompanied by music from Edvard Grieg’s Peer Gynt, this work enchants with a blend of dance and puppet theatre, illusionism and magical lighting. Ideal for dance novices from seven years of age!

For children aged 7+

“At once charming and magical. A wonderful way of speaking about and to the young audience.” – Le Temps, Lausanne

“A small gem that speaks wonderfully to its young audience, for whom dreams still have a powerful presence and meaning. It is magic and much better than magic!” – Radio Télévision Suisse

“There is no age limit when it comes to being enchanted by this technical and artistic tour de force. With or without children, “Hocus Pocus” magnetically draws our gaze.” – Radio Télévision Suisse

“The children are enchanted, says the choreographer from French-speaking Switzerland, who tested his piece while he was creating it. The adults are enchanted too.” – Le Temps, Lausanne

Concept & Choreography: Philippe Saire | Music: Edvard Grieg | Premiere: October 14, 2017, Lausanne | Duration: 45 minutes no intermission

Dates & Prices

Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 3 pm & 5 pm

Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 3 pm & 5 pm

Tickets: 25.– / dis.: 23.– / under-18: 15.–

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