A complete artistic experience
GLITCH is the brainchild of five young, dynamic and enthusiastic artists who met while studying at the Zurich University of the Arts and the Haute Ecole des Arts du Rhin. Glitch is a living and complete artistic experience in which two dancers, Naomi Kamihigashi and Luca Tomasoni, two saxophonists, Valentine Michaud and Amit Dubester, accompanied by live electronic effects from Alexis Rebeté and a plastic artist, Emmanuel Michaud, respond to and blend with each other’s work on stage during a mystical journey lasting fifty minutes.
At the beginning was the Number
A gathered Universe balanced by a single equation
Infinite design
Infinite equilibrium
A mystical epic poem and science fiction
GLITCH presents a modern version of the Genesis myth told through the medium of an epic poem written by Emmanuel Michaud. A fantastical reflection on mankind’s place within a universe that he does not understand, from unity to duality, from birth to death, in space and time, the six stanzas that comprise this universal odyssey are set to music, dance and graphics. These graphics evolve from the ground up throughout the duration of the performance, starting from a central point and gradually saturating the performance space. A vision which blends mythology and science fiction, in which mistakes are no longer an obstacle to but an essential condition of perfection.
You will see the beauty engraved in your mistakes
You’ll cry as the Number becomes Perfection
Improvisation and fusion
An extremely physical performance, this moving fresco uses dance, graphics and works by Poulenc, Stockhausen or Mellits to transport the spectator, at times dissolving into improvisation, at times sharp and incisive, but always intelligently underscored and accompanied by live electronic effects that transform the sound. Set to the sound of soprano, alto, tenor or baritone saxophones, the different art forms merge and clash, feeding off each other and transcending the framework of the basic theme. Improvisation plays a primary role in both the music and the dance – the performers respond to each other, always leaving room for an element of surprise. The five artists in the show perform a spectacular ballet of painting, dancing and music.