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Supported by Istituto Svizzero Roma and Pro Helvetia, Swiss foundation for culture.
Dancing Days

October 20th 2024
dance - dance - dancing days - Scena internazionale

Marie Caroline Hominal & David Hominal

Hominal / Hominal

Two authors united by the title of a show that seems to merge them by letting the very notion of author dissolve. These names become a kind of label but also a way to stop questioning collaboration, its dynamics, its possible hierarchies. Choreographer and dancer Marie Caroline Hominal meets her visual artist brother David Hominal seeking a new form of co-creation. “Thanks to Marie-Caroline Hominal’s uncanny ability to put herself in danger and David Hominal’s ability to densify the energy that runs through him, the two artists produce a four- handed self-portrait – a sparkle in their sibling relationship that joyfully escapes any category or expectation” wrote critic Samuel Gross.


Marie-Caroline Hominal lives and works in Geneva. She received her dance education at ZHDK TanzAkademie in Zurich and at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in London. In 1998, she joined the National Youth Dance Company for one year. Thereafter, she worked among others with Ire?ne Tassembedo, TanzTheater – Basel, Gise?le Vienne, Gilles Jobin, La Ribot and Marco Berrettini. Her personal research begins in 2002 around video work, then shifts more decisively towards choreography from 2008 with the solo Fly Girl. In this solo, the dancer oscillates between representations of sexuality and violence in a game of provocations that undermines and multiplies identities. From then on, the formats of her works are determined by circumstances or themes. The same universe unfolds, a baroque world in which identities are blurred, tragedy and comedy merge, sometimes dark, eccentric or melancholic. Today her artistic practice includes performance, choreography, drawing, video. In 2019 she was awarded the Swiss Dance Award for Outstanding Female Dancer by the Federal Office of Culture. Her works have been presented since 2008 in theaters, museums, art galleries as well as in more atypical places, in all Europe, Asia, North and South America.


David Hominal lives and works in Berlin. Working mainly in serial painting, he also explores sculpture, drawing, video, collage, print, performance and installation. Polymorphic, his work gives rise to correlations between images drawn from both personal and ordinary sources, as well as from disciplines such as dance, music and visual arts. His work has been shown in numerous individual exhibitions, at Consortium in Dijon, Jenisch Museum Vevey, Centre d’e?dition contemporaine and Centre d’art contemporain in Geneva ; as well as in group exhibitions at Magasin in Grenoble, Centre Culturel Suisse in Paris, MAMCO Geneva, Swiss Institute, Muse?e des Beaux-Arts in Lausanne, Fri-Art in Fribourg, Kunsthalle Bern, Kunsthaus Zu?rich and CAC – Contemporary Art Center in Vilnius. David Hominal is represented by Kamel Mennour and Karma International galleries.


Conception: Marie-Caroline Hominal, David Hominal
Choreography & performance: Marie-Caroline Hominal
Painting and set design: David Hominal, Courtesy the artist, Karma International, Kamel Mennour
Light Shadow: David Hominal
Light: David Hominal, Marie-Caroline Hominal, Luc Gendroz
Music: Extracts from preexisting musics
Sound Mixing: Adrien Isaeli
Assistente mch: Sophie Ammann
Technical direction, stage management: Luc Gendroz
Head of production and administration: Emilie Marron

Production Credits

Production: MadMoiselle MCH association-Geneve
Coproduction: Pavillon de la danse – ADC Geneva, Arsenic – Lausanne, Centre Culturel Suisse – Paris
Residency: La Becque | Residence d’artistes, La Tour-de- Peilz (CH) in partnership with CCS Paris
With the support of: Pro Helvetia, Swiss foundation for culture, Loterie Romande and the foundations Leenaards and Ernst Gohner Stiftung
Marie-Caroline Hominal / MadMoiselle MCH association is supported by City of Geneva, the Republic and canton of Geneva, Swiss Cultural Center in Paris and Teatro Sociale Bellinzona