Dance - Interpreter


By HorizonVertical

Inspired by the puppet „Crowned Poet” by the artist Paul Klee, the new solo work „Masque-et- toi” questions the different facets of power. The figure danced by Léa Thomen follows a path of gradual transformation, dropping masks and questioning the way power is handled. In the transformation of the male figure into its female (counter)player, the confusion and mixing of fantasy and reality, „Masque-et-toi" develops as a choreography of gestures, postures, words and live chalk drawing on stage. Positions of resistance, control, subjugation, gender justice, and the revelation of the self are thematised in an impressive way, hitting a nerve of the time that seems more topical than ever, not only in view of the pandemic.

„Masque-et-toi" is the first Swiss production by Léa Thomen and her company HorizonVertical in co-production with TanzPlan Ost Festival 2020 (CH), Phoenix Theater Steckborn (CH), Théâtre - Maison D'Elsa | Cie du Jarnisy (FR) and is supported by the Kulturstiftung des Kantons Thurgau, Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung, Regionalverband Thurgauer Raiffeisenbanken, Arnold Billwiller Stiftung, Thurgauische Kulturstiftung Ottoberg, Susanne und Martin Knechtli-Kradolfer-Stiftung and Kulturpool Untersee – Rhein.

Concept, Choreography, Dance:

Léa Thomen

Production-manager, Dramaturgie assistent:

Linda Brodhag


Julian Julien


Patrik Rimann


Xavier Thomen & Martin Pignitter

Costume assistent:

Marie Thomen


ca. 30 Min