Collide Geneva 2019
Yann Marussich (1966) is a unique character in the field of performance and contemporary dance as he delivers performances that have a disturbing, provocative, and authentic impact on the audience.
Since 2000, Yann Marussich has devoted himself exclusively to performance. In 2001, he choreographed Bleu Provisoire, his first completely immobile piece. Since then he has been developing his work in introspection and the control of immobility while exposing his body to diverse solicitations, or even agressions. In 2008, he won the Ars Electronica price in the category Hybrid Art. He was an associate artist at the Théâtre du Grütli in Geneva for the 2010 - 2011 season.
In November 2017, Yann Marussich presented 12 minutes et 34 secondes pour battre la brèche at the Théâtre du Galpon in Geneva. This performance has marked the beginning of his cycle of work around concrete, which also includes Le Festin du béton, El Cubo (created in 2019 as part of a residency in Montevideo, Uruguay) and Le toucher (presented in 2020 at le Grütli, Geneva). During these performances, the artist is literally cast in concrete. At the same time, Yann Marussich is also developing L'Homme-Béton, which is a transversal project: performances, video performances, writing and drawings.
In 2019, Yann Marussich was awarded the Collide Geneva Dance Residency Award. In his project D’Air, Yann Marussich will explore how a man levitating in the air could be "played" by an ensemble of musicians in his residency at CERN in 2021. In an encounter with Ensemble Batida, they will investigate how a piano could modulate his floating movements. For 30 years, Yann Marussich has been exploring matter in his performances. After having been buried under 600 kg of broken glass and having sunk his body in concrete, Yann Marussich will now immerse himself in the air and will intend to develop a levitation device at CERN scientific environment.