L'Âme-de-Fonds Dance Company

L'Âme-de-Fonds Dance Company was created in 2013 after the L'Âme-de-Fonds Dance Festival organised by the association Le Chambart in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. The company gathers international artists (dancers, musiciens, light designers, costume designers, and scenographs) who work with Instant Composition as an utter performing art form. The produced pieces are devoid of any kind of predefined scores or structures; they emerge out of each particular performing situation, within the common presence of the audience and the performers. In addition to its performing activity, L'Âme-de-Fonds Dance Company spreads its artistic approach through the regular teaching of workshops where the participants are invited to immerse themselves into the training process of the company.



Giacomo Calabrese
Simon Halbedo (director)
Ana Leonor Ladas
Chantal Langlotz


Chantal Langlotz & Simon Halbedo
July 2017, Residency, 4 Workshops and 3 Performances, Basel, Switzerland

Ana Leonor Ladas
May 2017, 1 Performance and 1 Workshop at Overtoom201, Amsterdam

Simon Halbedo
May 2017, 2 Performances with Barre Phillips, Neuchâtel & La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland

Simon Halbedo
December 2016, Prosaic lines, 3 Performances and 3 Workshops, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Giacomo Calabrese
Octobre 2016, Magnifiche Presenze, 2 Performances, Rome, Italy

Giacomo Calabrese
August 2016, Cantica, 1 Performance, Castellaneta, Italy

Ana Leonor Ladas
April 2016, Chiaroscuro, 1 Performance, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Giacomo Calabrese
May 2016, Dasein, 1 Performance, Rome, Italy

Simon Halbedo & Giacomo Calabrese
June 2016, Residency and 7 Performances, La Chaux-de-Fonds and Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Simon Halbedo 
December 2015, Memory, 3 Performances , Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Simon Halbedo & Giacomo Calabrese
July 2015, Residency and 5 Performances, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland

Giacomo Calabrese
June 2015, Chiodi, 1 Performance, Rome, Italy

Simon Halbedo
December 2014, Passages,  3 Performances, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Magaux Amoros Cécile Brousse
October 2014, Shelter, Residency and 1 Performance, La Serre, Drôme, France

Giacomo Calabrese
June 2014, Si sta come d’autunno sugli alberi le foglie, 1 Performance, Rome, Italy

Simon Halbedo & Giacomo Calabrese
May 2014, Residency and 3 Performances, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland


Francesca Acuri, Dance, Perugia, Italy
Margaux Amoros, Dance, Paris, France
Léopold Banquini, Scenography, Geneva, Switzerland
Jacques Bouduban, Cello, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Cécile Brousse, Dance, Paris, France
Giacomo Calabrese, Dance, Rome, Italy
Paola Campagna, Dance, Rome, Italy
Pierre Cauderay, Scenography, Lausanne, Switzerland
Gianni Ferrara, Video, Perugia, Italy
Daria Grispino, Lights, Rome, Italy
Simon Halbedo, Dance, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Aurélia Ikor, Harp and Voice, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Christina Kristensen, Philosophy, Basel, Switzerland
Ana Leonor LadasDance, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Chantal Langlotz, Cello, Basel, Switzerland
Lukas LanglotzPiano, Basel, Switzerland
Anne-Sophie Malmberg, Costumes, Berlin, Germany
Mary Pearson, Dance, Liverpool, England
Barre Phillips, Double bass, Southern France
Anna PietschDance, Gaillac, France
Anaïs Sartini, Video, Paris, France
Mathieu Schneider, Flutes, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
Leo Svirsky, Accordeon, Den Haag, Netherlands 

Last update of this page: 12 July 2017


Video extracts from "PROSAIC LINES" performed by L'Âme-de-Fonds Dance Company on 7 July 2017 in H95 Raum für Kultur, Basel. (34 minutes extracted out of a 55 minutes piece)