Marie-Caroline Hominal, Markus Öhrn

Marie-Caroline Hominal, Markus Öhrn (SUI / SWE) – HOMINAL/ÖHRN


Wed July 4th at 23.00  BUY TICKET



In her new creation, Marie-Caroline Hominal, choreographer, dancer and performer, inverts the relationship between the choreographer and the interpreter. The person she has chosen to direct her is Markus Öhrn, a visionary figure within the European arts scene, whose shows vehemently denounce the control that Western patriarchy has over beings and bodies. As the author of the production, Hominal voluntarily places herself under the authority of the director, Öhrn. Indeed, the relationship where a man decides what will happen to a woman is one that is familiar to Markus Öhrn. It made a mark on the life of his grandmother, who died a few years ago. She lived in a village in the north of Sweden and was under the total control of the grandfather, a strict and uncompromising patriarchal figure. She was a good mother, a good wife and a good Christian, following social customs and her husband's orders. Not long before her death, Markus Öhrn asked her what she would do if she could live her life over again, and she replied, quite unexpectedly, that she would be more destructive and would follow her own wishes more often. Markus Öhrn has transformed Marie-Caroline Hominal into the Lazarus-like reincarnation of his grandmother, appearing on stage thanks to the masks of theatre and with a transgressive vitality. Here, theatre is the means by which order is renounced to liberate desire and vitality. 

The acting and scenography, as well as the music, are subjected to a brutal, almost nightmarish deformation, yet all the while making the structures and logic of domination explicit.


Concept: Marie-Caroline Hominal

Staging: Markus Öhrn

Technical direction, sound and graphism: Damiano Bagli

Masks: Tilda Lovell

With: Marie-Caroline Hominal, Markus Öhrn

Production: MadMoiselle MCH association, Genève; Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne

Coproduction: TU – Théâtre de l'Usine, Genève

With the support of: Loterie Romande – Fondation Nestlé pour l'Art

MadMoiselle MCH est subventionnée par la Ville de Genève et le Canton de Genève et soutenu par Pro Helvetia, Fondation suisse pour la culture

Performance at Baltoscandal supported by Pro Helvetia.

Thanks to: Institutet (SWE) – Motus (ITA) – Kampu Niemi – Lasse Niemi – Roby Carruba – Janyves Coic – Bruno Dani – Mathieu Dorsaz – Rosi Morilla

Duration: 60 min.

Language: little French and English

PS: The performance contains explicit scenes that might seem offensive and not suitable for minors.