Ioannis Mandafounis


Ioannis Mandafounis takes over La Tornade, a monumental paper sculpture, for two pieces: one interpreted by the CNSMD de Lyons Youth Ballet, and the other an unusual experimental duet. 

Every season, internationally known choreographers and young creators are invited to create a piece for the CNSMD de Lyons Youth Ballet. La Tornade will host the creation Dancing In Your Head by Ioannis Mandafounis. A former Forsythe Company dancer and choreographer, Mandafounis is a free and fun-loving spirit equally at ease with ballet dancers and less academic performance artists. He designs unusual spatial situations that give the audience a surprising view of dance. In this two-part evening, Mandafounis will also present his creation One One One in La Tornade. One One One creates intimacy between the audience and the dancers as they meet face to face on stage. This performance questions the relationships among the artists, the audience, and the performance space.

Concept & choreography: Ioannis Mandafounis
Performance: Ioannis Mandafounis et Manon Parent
Production: Cie Ioannis Mandafounis
Co-production: Prairie – Migros Cultural Percentage, tanzfest 2015

La Cie Ioannis Mandafounis bénéficie d’une convention de soutien conjoint de la Ville de Genève, du Canton et République de Genève et de Pro Helvetia – fondation suisse pour la culture depuis 2018