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« Gestik » is a 25 minutes long duo which was specially created with the support of the Covid19 culture support of Fonds Darstellende Künste – Neustart Kultur. It therefore seemed natural and appropriate for us to make the topic of this performance how Covid19 has affected our social behavior. This project was developed together with the composer and musician Michio Woirgardt and the stage and costume designer Katharina Andes. The premiere took place on the 2nd of July 2021 in the StadthalleMarkdorf. The production was supported with funds from the German federal government commission for culture and media Fonds Darstellende Künste – Neustart Kultur #TakeAction, the catholic congregation “Seelensorgeeinheit” of Markdorf and the Kunstverein für Tanz – company Idem.

« Shaping » is a full-length (50 minutes) performance, which is accompanied by the specially composed music by Szymon Brzóska and Michio Woirgardt. The costumes were designed by Katharina Andes. The live-streampremiere took place on the 15th of January 2021 in Switzerland in the Theatre Interface, which was also the co-producer. The production was supported by the Theatre Benno Besson, the Canton Vaud, Loterie Romande, the cities Yverdon-les-Bains and Sainte-Croix as well as the Ernst Göhner Foundation, Migros Cultural Percent, Rotary Club of Yverdon-les-Bains and LeZartiCirque.

« Distortion » is a solo-performance which was created but never performed publicly due to Covid19. Theater Reutlingen – Die Tonne (Germany) granted company Idem the opportunity to video-record this short piece on their stage. The premiere was supposed to take place on the 15th March 2020 in their Theatre.

« Three Ages » is a full-length work (60 minutes) with music specially composed by Szymon Brzóska. The premiere took place on the 15th of February 2019 in the Casino Théâtre Rolle Switzerland. This piece was co-produced by Théâtre Benno Besson and supported by the Canton of Vaud, the cities Yverdon-les-Bains & Sainte-Croix, the Loterie Romande, the Fondation Casino Barrière Montreux, the CEPY foundation, Migros cultural percent, Dampfzentrale Bern, Dansomètre and LeZartiCirque.

« Point de fuite » is a full-length work, which was accompanied by music, played live by the Ensemble Ariolica and performed by the dancers of the Italian company Equilibrio Dinamico. The premiere took place on the 21st of July 2018 at the Château de Joux (France).

« Windows » is a 20 minutes long work, accompanied by music composed by Szymon Brzóska & Olga Wojciechowska. The premiere was on the 30th of June 2018 at the Theater Regensburg / Velodrom. The performance was created for and performed by the dancers of the Theater Regensburg.

On the 20th of January 2018 company Idem presented a work, specifically created for the opening ceremony of the newly built Theater Reutlingen – Die Tonne in Germany. The title of this work is « Sculptures ». This first version in Reutlingen was supported by the town Markdorf and co-produced by the Theater Reutlingen Die Tonne.

On the 2nd of November 2017, company Idem received the cultural prize of the CEPY Foundation (Canton of Vaud, Switzerland). It was awarded to company Idem for its cultural engagement and international influence. It was in particular the piece Control which was nominated for this prize.

« Control » is a full-length piece, which lasts 60 minutes and is accompanied by music composed by Michio Woirgardt. The premiere took place on the 5th of May 2017, in the Théâtre Benno Besson (Switzerland). This piece was co-produced by the Théâtre Benno Besson. It was sponsored and supported by the Canton of Vaud, the cities Yverdon-les-Bains & Sainte-Croix, the Loterie Romande, the Ernst Göhner foundation, Migros cultural percent, Dampfzentrale Bern and LeZartiCirque.

« EQUI-LIBRE » was created as a work in progress on the way to the complete piece « Control », and had its first performance in 2016. This 20 minutes long show was first presented as part of the Swiss National Dance Days 2016 in both Neuchâtel and Yverdon-les-Bains.

In June 2016, the performance « Becoming » was awarded the Eric Gauthier Prize at the International Competition for Choreography in Hannover, Germany.

« Exposed » is a 40 minutes dance performance with music composed by Michio Woirgardt. The piece was created as part of the project Dance and Dramaturgy. The piece was co-produced by Théâtre Sévelin 36, sponsored and supported by the Canton of Vaud, city Sainte-Croix, Théâtre l’Usine Geneva, Dampfzentrale Bern, Tanzhaus Zürich, Loterie Romande, Pro-Helvetia, 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 8th of May 2015 at the Théâtre Benno Besson in Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland as part of the annual Swiss dance days. It was co-produced by the Théâtre Benno Besson and sponsored by the Canton of Vaud, the cities Yverdon-les-Bains & Sainte-Croix, the Ernst Göhner Foundation and Migros cultural percent.

« 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). This work was co-produced by the Kulturzentrum / beim Nëssert and TROIS C-L and supported by Luxembourg Ministry of Culture, Fonds culturel national, Foundation Indépendance, Fonds START-up and Oeuvre de Secours Grande-Duchesse Charlotte.

« Becoming » was specially developed for the charity gala in aid 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 company Equilibrio Dinamico, based in Italy. It was presented on the 15th of March 2014 in Fasano (Italy).

« 1.618 » was specially created for the University for the Arts in Zürich (ZHdK). This interactive performance was presented on the 21st of September 2013 at the Theater der Künste in Zürich.

« Unknowing » was created by Matthias Kass during the artistic residency called Think Big which was organized by the Tanztheater International Festival in Hannover. This piece, commissioned by the Staatstheater Hannover and premiered on the 31st of August 2013 was a joint venture of the Ballett der Staatsoper Hannover and TANZtheater INTERNATIONAL. It was sponsored by the cultural foundation of the state Niedersachsen and the cultural foundations of the region and capital city, Hannover.

« Inner Demon » is a work that has been co-produced by the Tanzhaus Zürich and presented on the 5th of December 2012. In March 2013, the movie “Inner Demon” was awarded the fourth place at the International Dance Film Festival Luzern.

« 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).