Léa Tirabasso

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After Love me Tender in 2015 and TOYS in 2017, the choreographer, Lea Tirabasso is back in 2019 with a new, absurd, grotesque and liberating creation: The Ephemeral Life of an Octopus. This piece questions the peculiarity of having a body: a healthy and strong body, a wild and animal body, a suffering and broken body. Scientific, philosophical and visceral all at once, the piece, based on a personal experience with cancer, examines dysfunction, chaos and the vibrant strength of the life of a body.



Directed and choreographed by: Léa Tirabasso
In collaboration with performers: Catarina Barbosa, Alistair Goldsmith, Joachim Maudet, Rosie Terry Toogood
Music: Martin Durov
Project manager: Mathis Junet
Associated producer: Hattie Gregory
Scientific advice: Adeola Olaitan, François Eisinger
Philosophical advise: Thomas Stern
Production: Lipstick Traces a.s.b.l.
Coproduction: Kinneksbond, Centre culturel Mamer, KLAP Maison pour la Danse
Comissioned by: The Place London, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, DanceXchange Birmingham
Financial support: Dance City Newcastle, South East Dance, Arts Council England, Fondation Indépendance, Ministère de la Culture luxembourgeois, TROIS C-L
Thanks to: The Wellcome Collection