Focus on Switzerland at Centre Pompidou «Move» Festival

Performing Arts, Visual Arts
A dancer during a performance
Lara Dâmaso, «Echo Chambers», 2022 © Guadalupe Ruiz

The 7th edition of “Move” festival at Centre Pompidou, with special focus on female and Swiss artistic production, will take place in Paris from 15 June to 2 July 2023. Pro Helvetia and the Centre culturel suisse de Paris (CCS) are involved in the festival for the first time, providing support for the Swiss contribution.

The Swiss focus of the festival presents a panorama of contemporary Swiss creation in the performing and visual arts. The programme includes works by Alexandra Bachzetsis (installation), Lara Dâmaso (installation and performance), Dorota Gawęda & Eglė Kulbokaitė (installation and performance), Natasza Gerlach (performance) and Sophie Jung (performance).

Since its launch in 2017, “Move” festival has featured productions that combine dance, performance and moving image. The theme of the 2023 edition is « Corps indisciplinés / Merveilleux démons » (undisciplined bodies / marvellous demons). Transgressions of convention are at the core of the artistic creations presented, in particular through sensualised or sexualised bodies as a means of empowerment.

Move 2023

Corps indisciplinés / Merveilleux démons
15 June – 2 July 2023

Complete festival programme

Sophie Jung, «The Bigger Sleep», 2019. © Julian Salinas. Courtesy of the artist and Kunstmuseum Gegenwart, Basel
View of the exhibition «Alexandra Bachzetsis. 2020: Obscene», (Kunsthaus Zürich, 2022). © Kunsthaus Zürich, Franca Candrian
Dorota Gawęda & Eglė Kulbokaitė, «Leave No Trace (Athens) I-VIII», 2022, Protozone 8: Queer Trust, SHEDHALLE, Zurich. © SHEDHALLE and the artists
Lara Dâmaso, «her harsh, high and deep voice: a polyphony», 2021, performance, Espace Amaretto, festival Les Urbaines, Lausanne, Switzerland (2021). © Gaia Lamarre
Dorota Gawęda & Eglė Kulbokaitė, «-lalia», 2021, Swiss Performance Art Award, Lokremise, St. Gallen, Switzerland. © Courtesy of the artists
Natasza Gerlach, «Out 6 – Eventfully tender», MA-Théâtre, Lausanne. © Nicolas Brodard