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Künstler:innen halten sich aneinander fest
© Anne-Laure Lechat

Ventriloquism has fascinated young and old alike since time immemorial. Similar to interlocking Russian dolls, the voice resides deep within, narrating the untold tale of a different body. We can look forward to an impressive dance cabaret where voices are not thoroughly anchored and genders change. Humour, peculiarity and amusement are intertwined with factual insights into historically influenced body ideals and their unequal portrayal in society. 

Duration: 60 minutes
Age recommendation: 12+
Introduction before each performance

Website Yasmine Hugonnet
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As part of  Migros-Kulturprozent Dance Festival Steps.

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Yasmine Hugonnet is a Swiss dancer and choreographer. She trained at the Conservatoire National Supérieur in Paris and completed the "Dance Unlimited" master's programme for choreography in the Netherlands. In 2009, Hugonnet founded her own company, Arts Mouvementés. Since then, she has created several choreographic works, mainly solos, such as the "Récital des Postures", which was honoured in the "Contemporary Dance Creation" category at the 2017 Swiss Dance Awards. In 2021, she received the Swiss Dance Production of the Year Award from the Federal Office of Culture for La Peau de l'Espace. Hugonnet's working method is characterised by intensive research and different approaches from other disciplines. Her pieces have been co-produced at the Théâtre Vidy in Lausanne since 2018. As part of the Migros Culture Percentage Dance Festival Steps, the choreographer from western Switzerland is presenting her production Les Porte-Voix - Cabaret Ventriloque and developing a new piece for a young audience: Die Flüstertüten - Cabaret des Bauchredens für die ganze Familie. 


Concept and choreography

Yasmine Hugonnet


Ruth Childs, Jeanne Colin, Madeleine Fournier, Yasmine Hugonnet

Artistic collaboration and composition

Michael Nick

Scenography and costumes

Nadia Lauro

Dramaturgical collaboration

Stéphanie Bayle

Regards & Replay

Jeanne Colin


Lisa Vilret, Sarah Bucher

Technical direction

Adrien Gardel


Dominique Dardant

Stage direction

Sonya Troillet

Set construction

Nadia Lauro, Charlotte Wallet, Mickael Leblond, Marie Maresca, Nino Podalydès

Costume production

Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne


Olga Benne


Jérôme Pique

Production assistance

Lauren Dällenbach


Extracts from "Le Ventriloque, Ou l'Engastrimythe ", Abbé de la Chapelle. Extracts from lectures and texts by Claudine Cohen, Yasmine Hugonnet.


Sarah-Jane Moloney

Translation and Subtitling

Dòra Kapusta, Subtext


Anne-Laure Lechat


Arts Mouvementés


Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne; Théâtre Saint-Gervais (Geneva); LAC Lugano Arte Cultura; Centre de culture ABC (La Chaux-de-Fonds), ADN - Danse Neuchâtel; Place de la Danse CDCN (Toulouse); La Briqueterie CDCN Val de Marne; Atelier de Paris CDCN

With the support of

Projet lauréat Label+ romand - arts de la scène 2020; Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council; Corodis; Loterie Romande; Schweizerische Autorengesellschaft SSA; Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung SIS. The Compagnie Arts Mouvementés benefits from a support agreement with the Canton of Vaud and the City of Lausanne.


La Briqueterie CDCN; Atelier de Paris CDCN; Ménagerie de verre Paris; Centre National de la Danse (Pantin); Théâtre de Vidy-Lausanne

Yasmine Hugonnet / Cie Arts Mouvementés Yasmine Hugonnet / Cie Arts Mouvementés