RESIDENCY: WAVE COMPANY
WAVE is a contemporary dance company based in Geneva since 2016. Pauline Raineri, artistic director and choreographer, will be working on her new creation W.A.Y.T., acronym for Who Are You Thelma, at the Flux Laboratory from the 21st to 27th of May 2018.
W.A.Y.T. creates a fictional world freely inspired by “films noirs” exclusively directed by male filmmakers, such as R. Siodmak’s The File on Thelma Jordon, Billy Wilder’s Double Indemnity, or Orson Welles’s The Lady from Shanghai.
In these pictures, the controversial figure of the femme fatale portrays a criminal, narcissist with a histrionic personality and self-admiration.
Anchored in this aesthetic, the choreographer, Pauline Raineri, invites two dancers, a woman and a man, to reclaim the codes of this era while questioning the construction of the social genre.