Michel Cavalca
Michel Cavalca
Duo | Creation 2009 | Duration 40’

Romance-s draws from the source of the love experience to show a piece whose trajectory travels through the territory of the couple and the territory of dance, both of which are destined to intertwine, transform and question each other.

The plural – clearly detached from the title – proclaims the universal nature of the subject matter: the romance (a Spanish poem in octosyllabic verse, but also a sentimental song of a naive and touching character) evokes the common background to any love story, which reinvents commonplaces with absolute sincerity.

More than ever, the piece is intended as a dialogue with the spectator, due to the choreographers’ commitment to this shared field.

The plural also induces the multiplicity of types of perception offered by the performance: beyond certain recognizable references, the piece goes beyond mimesis to reach buried sensory zones, like a sleeping memory.

Choreography, concept 
Laurence Yadi, Nicolas Cantillon 

Laurence Yadi, Nicolas Cantillon 

Artistic collaboration
Graziella Jouan, Karelle Ménine


Light design
Patrick Riou

Technical manager
Arnaud Viala

Olga Kondrachina

Compagnie 7273 

La Bâtie, Festival de Genève

Financial support
Compagnie 7273 benefits from a joint support from Ville de Genève, République et canton de Genève and Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council for the period 2009-2011.

The company is also supported by Fondation Ernst Goehner, Loterie Romande, Cynthia and Patrick Odier, Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung.


Creation residency
ADC studio, Geneva