January 26 and 27


Buy tickets


Philippe Saire’s new creation revolves around our fascination with the huge bunches of balloons sold by street sellers. The balloons, which dance in the wind, acquire a kind of disturbing independence and torment the body to which they are attached, which below the cluster seems almost fragile. Cheerful and brightly coloured, often decorated with Disney characters, they look strangely menacing, as if they were turning the world of entertainment upside down and turning it against us.

Philippe Saire, one of the leading figures in contemporary Swiss dance, has created some thirty shows, as well as site-specific performances, short films and workshops. His choreographic work, often intense and carefully crafted, integrates the visual arts, theatre and film. Since its inception in 1986, the company has performed more than 1,400 shows in more than two hundred cities around the world. In 1995, Philippe Saire inaugurated Théâtre Sévelin 36, his work space in Lausanne, dedicated exclusively to contemporary dance.

Concept and choreography Philippe Saire / Choreography in collaboration with the dancers Neal Maxwell, David Zagari / Lights Philippe Saire, Vincent Scalbert / Sound Design Philippe de Rham / Costume design Isa Boucharlat / Stage Manager Louis Riondel

Support and partners Cie Philippe Saire is governed by a joint support agreement between the City of Lausanne, the Canton of Vaud and Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council, and is supported by Loterie Romande, Fondation de Famille Sandoz, Percentage of Culture Migros, Corodis and Fondation Françoise Champoud. Cie Philippe Saire is in permanent residence at Théâtre Sévelin, 36, Lausanne

Post-function talk: Friday, January 27 with Roberto Fratini (playwright and dance theory teacher) and the dancers

Enjoy a 30% discount on the purchase of your ticket by purchasing the Philippe Saire PACK here!

Enjoy a 30% discount on the purchase of your ticket by purchasing the Escena Híbrida PACK here!

Full data

Photography Philippe Weissbrodt / Administrative director Christophe Drag / Technical Director Vincent Scalbert / Diffusion Martin Genton / Communication and production Amandine Bula / Accounting Régina Zwahlen


We use our own and third-party cookies to improve our services by analyzing your browsing habits. We consider that by continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to the use of cookies. You can change the settings and obtain further information here.