Renaud Wiser Free to Fall Developed Artist 2013

Metropolis reflects on our complicated relationship with the city and the many paradoxes it carries within. We build to control, simplify, protect but the city, much like a wild animal, resists domestication, leaving us disoriented and slaves to its scheme. Lost in a labyrinth, facing walls, trapped in an enclosed space, the protagonists of this story battle to construct their own personal space against an ever changing foe they contributed to create. A cast of exceptional dancers build or unbuild a landscape of bricks and constantly redefine new borders between them in their quest for comfort, security and happiness.


Born in Lausanne (Switzerland) in 1979, Renaud Wiser, recipient of a Migros bursary, trained in dance in Geneva before starting an international career as a dancer. He worked in Switzerland with the Ballet Du Grand Théâtre de Genève, in France with the Ballet National De Marseille, In Sweden with the Gothenburg Ballet and in England with Rambert Dance Company and Bonachela Dance Company. His interest for choreography started in Gothenburg where he created is first work, Fleur de Peau, for the company workshop. Since then, Renaud has created numerous pieces performed in the UK and in festivals in Spain, Poland, Latvia and Italy. In 2011, Renaud took part in Siwic, a coaching project in Zurich for young and promising choreographers. Renaud is a founding member of New Movement Collective Ltd. and is currently free lancing between London and Switzerland.
Renaud as also created 6 pieces for Centre for Advance Training students at The Place (London), Dance East (Ipswich) and Dance City (Newcastle).

As the 2013 Free to Fall Developed Artist he was able to scratch and develop his choreographic work and was one of 3 UK based artist chosen to take part in the first Free to Fall 'TripOver' exchange programme between the UK and Sweden and took part in the first Free to Fall Malmo. He was produced by Free to Fall founder Lee Smikle and was the resident company at the Free to Fall Festival 2013.
Metropolis was a Dance City commission where it premiered in November 2013 and supported and funded by Arts Council England and Free to Fall where it premiered in London in December 2013.


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