Since the creation of Compagnie 7273 (established 2003), Laurence Yadi and Nicolas Cantillon have developed a dance style that invites the body to continuously and endlessly unravel. Their research is inspired by the specific Arabic music system of maqâm. Each maqâm describes a "tonal-spatial factor" or a set of musical notes and the relationship between them. It allows the musician to play in-between the notes and gives him the opportunity to express himself.
For nearly two decades, Yadi and Cantillon have traveled around the world to find the necessary creative inspiration; to tell the story, to turn the story into a visual effect and to transcend reality. They never try to introduce their own forms of performance to the local, but instead look for traditional art in the local context, and fuse it with new elements to create contemporary art. It is in the Middle East that Yadi and Cantillon have created their “Multi Style Fuittfuitt.” They use this dance technique to make the action wavy, spiral, similar to a hypnotized dance state.
Pro Helvetia Shanghai, Swiss Arts Council
Pro Helvetia is dedicated to the promotion of contemporary cultural works of national and international interest. It also fosters co-productions or exchanges between Swiss artists and artists from other countries, in particular from countries where Pro Helvetia has a regional office.
Pro Helvetia Shanghai is founded in 2010 and represents the Swiss Arts Council in mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau. Its aim is to encourage dialogue between Swiss and Chinese cultural practitioners and institutions by supporting projects that enhance the exchange of knowledge and experience in the cultural field.