Cie Linga (CH)

July 4 | 7.45 p.m.
Arena Teatro India

Semâ the name of the dance of the whirling dervishes, gives the title to this new production of Compagnie Linga. The performance is the third step of a journey that discovers the rules that regulate group movement and the collective awareness of gestures in the space. A creation that re-discover live music and choreography for organic, flexible, and fluid formations. After Flow (Swiss Dance Prize 2019) and Cosmos (2021), Katarzyna Gdaniec and Marco Cantalupo continue their collaboration with composer Mathias Delplanque, joined for the occasion by percussionist Philippe Foch, a versatile musician who crosses the boundaries of traditional, improvised, and electroacoustic music. Thanks to this astonishing and creative music ensemble, both electronic and traditional, Compagnie Linga plays with the alchemy created by uncommon artistic encounters and with the constantly evolving interdependence between the performer and the musician, melody and gesture, all mutually nurtured in the flow of movement.


Idea and choreography | Katarzyna Gdaniec and Marco Cantalupo
Original music | Mathias Delplanque, Philippe Foch
With | Aude-Marie Bouchard, Csaba Varga, Cindy Villemin, Martin Angiuli, Lia Uji, András Engelmann, Bonni Bogya, Enzo Blond
Lights | German Schwab
Costumes | Geneviève Mathier
Administration | Françoise Oehrli
Communication | Asia Cantalupo
Coproduction | Compagnie Linga, l'Octogone - Théâtre de Pully

This tour is supported by Pro Helvetia - Swiss Cultural Foundation and Corodis. Compagnie Linga is the beneficiary of a funding agreement with the City of Pully, the City of Lausanne and the Canton of Vaud.

Katarzyna Gdaniec

studied at Vaganova Academy in Saint Petersburg, at the National School of Dance of Gdansk and the Académie de Marika Besobrasova. In 1983 she won the Prix de Lausanne and in 1985 she joined the Balletto of the XX Siècle in Brussels where, during eight year times, she performed the most important roles of Maurice Béjart’s repertory: Le marteau sans maître, Light, Wien, Wien, nur du Allein, Malraux, Le baiser, Souvenirs de Leningrad, Ring um den Ring and Le Sacre du Printemps. In 1987 she started creating her own choreographies, presenting various creations in the Young Choreographers department of the Ballet of the XX Siècle. Then, she left the Béjart Ballet Lausanne and since 1992 she has been fully dedicated to choreography, founding with Marco Cantalupo the Compagnie Linga, for which she has already created over 45 works.

Marco Cantalupo

after studying circus techniques for a short period of time, he entered the dance school of Teatro alla Scala in Milan, graduating afterwards at the Hamburg Opera. He danced for the Hamburg Opera then, as a soloist, in Staatstheater Gelsenkirchen, at the National Ballet of Portugal, at Deutsche Oper Berlin, at Ballet of Stadttheater in Bern and at Béjart Ballet Lausanne. In the same years he has worked with choreographers like John Neumeier, Gigi Caciuleanu, Daniel Ezralow, Peter Schaufus, Maurice Béjart. In 1989 he started creating choreographies for independent companies in Italy, before founding Compagnie Linga with Katarzyna Gdaniec. Teacher of contemporary dance in Lausanne and at Bachelor Contemporary Dance in Zurich, he is a member of the board of experts CFC (Swiss State exam for dancers and performers), and on the panel of many public competitions in Switzerland and Europe. Since 2004 he’s been teaching movement to actors and in 2014 he founded the theatrical collective Lies in Alexandria (Egypt).


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