The title of the show may refer to an animal, a bat, however, may also be read as an abbreviation of: Bold Action Tool, Bad As That, blood-sucking BAT, Beautiful Anonymous Tragedy or Be Always There. The artist explores different forms of anonymity and the processes of camouflage and transformation. Balancing on high heels, “deprived” of face, she becomes a well lubricated body - insane, spinning and unbridled. A boxer enters a ring and starts a silent conversation with invisible limitations. In one corner, metronome precision of a sportsman getting ready for a fight; in the second, a victim undergoing a metamorphosis, getting blows which in fact never reach her. The boxer is the embodiment of intensity, effectiveness, concentration and strength, a counterpoint to the fragmentary and chaotic nature of the victim. The show is reminiscent of movement spreading like a lightning, energy which transforms into violence.
starring Jérémie Canabate & Marie-Caroline Hominal
original text: Marvin Victor (Dialogue des Morts) & MCH
stage design, costumes: MCH
music, sound direction: Clive Jenkins
additional music: Jimmy Ohio - www.jimmyohio.com
light: Jonathan O’Hear
technical production: Victor Roy
management: Stéphane Noël & Yvan Barbafieri
production: MadMoiselle MCH Association-Genf
coproduction: Association pour la Danse Contemporaine - Genève & Théâtre Arsenic - Lausanne.
the show was made as part of residency in: ADC Genève, Tanzhaus NRW Düsseldorf, Pact Zollverein Essen & Tanzhaus Zürich.
Marie-Caroline Hominal received her dance education from Schweizerische Ballettberufschule in Zurich and later on from Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in London, where she joined the National Youth Dance Company. Since 1998 she has been working with different artists and bands, including Tanztheater Basel, Blanca Li, Gisèle Vienne, Gilles Jobin and La Ribot. She also made a guest appearance in Human Writes by William Forsyth and B.O.B by Dick Wong. As a choreographer she makes predominantly solos and duos, such as Fly Girl (2008), Yaksu Exit Number 9 (2010), Voice Oper (2011). In 2011 she started working on a series of shows about identity and transformation: Patricia Poses by the Pop Machine, Cindy Punch Pop Acid and Two birds at swim, at birds two swim, at two birds swim (in collaboration with a visual artist David Hominal). She also makes short films which she screened at a number of festivals, including the Festival of Films and Technology in Modern Art Museum in Washington.