For the far° festival Nyon 2019, the choreographer and dancer Claire Dessimoz and the politician active in health, social welfare, culture and education, Catherine Labouchère meet each other. Catherine Labouchère, who is nearly 70 years old, can look back on an eventful, moving and active life, in which humanitarian, social, societal and political commitment played and continues to play a central role. In her dance productions, Claire Dessimoz also deals with social and political themes, addressing questions of reality, transformation and social perceptions.
What does it mean for these two women to be engaged in something? What values and attitudes do they represent? What issues do they fight for and what do they take a stand on? How do the everyday lives and realities of these two women from different generations collide? And which political views, assertions and values meet with incomprehension?
At far°, Catherine Labouchère and Claire Dessimoz resume the conversation they started, on a day trip together to Nyon and Lausanne in July 2019, in front of an audience. The Sketch or draft of their encounter is created from the aggregated material of memory, video and sound as well as from an individual ‹score›.