An evening with pieces by La Ribot and Fabrice Mazliah

Premiere 24.04.2024

  • Ballett Basel version and world premiere
  • Interesting for people from 13+

Dance and video piece with double perspective

First part of the double evening: In ‹LIVEstinguished›, the dancers' bodies set everything in motion. They are equipped with cameras. The audience experiences two points of view: the frontal view of the performance and, on their own mobile phones, the personal view of the person being filmed live. A dizzying scale game between close-up and long shot, focal length and depth of field emerges. The bodies become luminous tableaus - erotic, ridiculous, bizarre - that fade away.

(La Ribot) imitated many times, but never equalled (...) with an alert sensitivity for people and a keen eye for humour in the human drama.

Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Die Künstlerin und Choreographin Maria La Ribot

Meet the Swiss choreographer, dancer and visual artist La Ribot. Winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale, her art goes beyond the confines and formats of the stage. In this lecture performance, you will have the unique opportunity to gain a deep insight into the vast world of ideas of this exceptional artist.

  • 5 April 2024, Foyer
  • In English and German
  • Free admission, registration

Performance: La Ribot



The lingering void, the encompassing emptiness, the subtle shift

Curtain up! In this world premiere for Ballet Basel, the dancing ends and ends again. Recycling final moments from many dance pieces, real and fictitious, the dancers move through an endgame of starts and finishes. Created by Swiss choreographer Fabrice Mazliah, born in Geneva and newly based in Basel, the piece presents the dancers’ cooperative research on the topic of transitioning. The dance is accompanied by original music by Johannes Helberger (electronic composition) and Ensemble Aventure (arrangement and performance). Complexly layered, the performers work together in a way that is meticulously constructed, playful and curiously virtuosic.

Together with the dramaturgy, the Basel Kulturhaus Bider & Tanner has curated the book table for our plays for many years. Now this selection of books, CDs, DVDs, catalogues or even sheet music can be accessed at any time in the online shop. It's worth browsing regularly.

Book table

With the kind support of the Binding Stiftung and the Stiftung Basler Ballettgilde (bbg) 


‹The Ends of Things : The Things of Ends›

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