History

of the company

 

In 2011, Clément Bugnon and Matthias Kass founded the company Idem.

The non-profitmaking organization that supports the company was founded on the 7. of September 2012.

« Point de fuite » is a 60 minutes show with lived music played by Symphony orchestra named Ariolica and performed by the italian dance company Equilibrio Dinamico. The premiere took place on the 21st of July 2018 in the Château de Joux, France.

« Windows » is a 20 minutes piece that was created for Theater Regensburg and presented on the 30th of June 2018 in Regensburg, Germany. This work was shown during the show Tanzfabrik 6. It was created for the dancers of the Theatre Regensburg under direction of Yuki Mori. The music is by Szymon Brzóska and Olga Wojciechowska. 

On the 20th of January 2018 company Idem presented a spezial choreographed work « Sculptures », at the opening of the new Theater Reutlingen die Tonne (Germany). This first Version of the piece was co-produced by the city of Markdorf and the Theater Reutlingen die Tonne.

On the 2. of november, company Idem received the cultural prize of the “CEPY-Foundation” in Canton of Vaud (Switzerland). It was awarded for cultural engagement and international influence. In particular, our piece « Control » was nominated for the prize.

« Control » is a 60 minutes show with an original music composed by Michio Woirgardt. The premiere took place on the 5th of May 2017 at the Theatre Benno Besson. The work is co-produced by Theatre Benno Besson, sponsored and supported by the Canton of Vaud, Loterie Romande, Migros, foundation Ernst Göhner, the cities of Yverdon-les-Bains and Sainte-Croix, Dampzentrale Bern and LeZarti’cirque.

« EQUI-LIBRE » was developed as a work in progress, on the way to the piece « Control », which will be performed next year. It turned out to also be an independent piece of 20 minutes duration and was presented as part of the Swiss „National Days of Dance 2016“ in Neuchatel and Yverdon.

In June 2016, the performance « Becoming » is awarded with the “Eric Gauthier Prize” at the International Competition for Choreography in Hannover.

« Exposed » is a 40 minutes dance-performance with music composed by Michio Woirgardt. The piece was created as part of the project “Tanz und Dramaturgie.” The piece is co-produced by Theatre Sévelin 36 and sponsored and supported by the Theatre l’Usine Geneva, Dampfzentrale Bern, Tanzhaus Zurich, the canton Vaud, the city of Sainte-Croix, Loterie Romande, Prohelvetia, Migros cultural percent and the SSA / Société Suisse des Auteurs.

« DATA » is a full-length (60 minutes) performance for four dancers and a musician. It was premiered on the 8. of May 2015 at the Theatre Benno Besson in Yverdon-les-Bains (Switzerland), as part of the annual Swiss dance days. Sponsored by: Foundation Ernst Göhner, Canton de Vaud, Migros and the cities Yverdon-les-Bains and Sainte-Croix. Co-production by: Theatre Benno Besson.

« Astrodicticum simplex » was created for the Theater Reutlingen (Germany) and presented on the 6. & 7. march of 2015 at the Internationales Tanztheater XVI festival. The installation, called T-board has specially been designed and built by Matthias Kass.

« Voix off » is a multimedia project created by Sandy Flinto (plastician), Pierrick Grobéty (musician, composer). The company Idem created the movements and developed the choreography. This work was premiered on the 1st of october 2014 at the Centre Culturel Schungfabrik (Luxembourg). Sponsored by : Centre Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois (3CL), Fonds Culturel National, le Gouvernement du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, Fondation Indépendance, Kultur Beim Nessert (KBN) and the city Kältéiteng.

« Becoming » was specially developed for the charity gala for the benefit of Alzheimer disease research. This performance was organized by Eric Gauthier and was presented for the first time on May 17th 2014 at the Theaterhaus in Stuttgart.

« Continuum » was made for the youth company Equilibrio Dinamico, based in Italy. It was presented on the 15. of march 2014 in Fasano (Italy).

« 1.618, The Golden Section » was specially created for the University for the Arts in Zurich (ZHdK). This interactive performance was presented on the 21. of september 2013 at the Theater der Künste in Zurich.

« Unknowing » was created by Matthias Kass during the artistic residency named “Think Big” which is an initiative by the Ballett of the Staatsoper Hannover and TANZtheater INTERNATIONAL. Sponsored by: Stiftung Niedersachsen, Stiftung Kulturregion Hannover and Landeshauptstadt Hannover / Kulturbüro. The piece was presented on the 31. of August 2013.

« Centre de gravité » is a performance created by Sandy Flinto (installation) and Pierrick Grobéty (music), performed by Clément Bugnon. It was presented at an exhibition on the 30. of august 2013 in Orbe (Switzerland).

« Verstickung » & « Departure » are two works that have been shown at the dance festival Interdans (Belgium) on the 11. of july 2013.

« DIS » was created for the Theater Reutlingen (Germany) and presented on the 22. june of 2013 at the Internationales Tanztheater XIV festival.

« Inner Demon » is a work that has been coproduced by the Tanzhaus Zürich and presented on the 5. December 2012. In march 2013, the movie « Inner Demon » was awarded the fourth place at the International Dance Film Festival Luzern.

From Summer 2012, the company Idem has been resident at the circus-school LeZarti’cirque in Sainte-Croix (Switzerland).

The full-evening performance « L’autre » is the result of the collaboration with students of this circus school.

« Idem », the first piece of the company was presented at the Theater Lüneburg in Germany and subsequently at the Interdans 2012 dance festival in Belgium, on the street at the festival of Aurillac (France), at the Stockholm Fringe Festival / STOFF (Sweden) and under a circus tent in Sainte-Croix (Switzerland).