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


Francesca AcuriDance, Perugia, Italy
Margaux AmorosDance, Paris, France
Léopold BanquiniScenography, Geneva, Switzerland
Jacques BoudubanCello, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Cécile BrousseDance, Paris, France
Giacomo CalabreseDance, Rome, Italy
Paola CampagnaDance, Rome, Italy
Pierre CauderayScenography, Lausanne, Switzerland
Gianni FerraraVideo, Perugia, Italy
Daria GrispinoLights, Rome, Italy
Simon HalbedoDance, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Aurélia IkorHarp and Voice, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Christina KristensenPhilosophy, Basel, Switzerland
Ana Leonor LadasDance, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Chantal LanglotzCello, Basel, Switzerland
Lukas LanglotzPiano, Basel, Switzerland
Anne-Sophie MalmbergCostumes, Berlin, Germany
Mary PearsonDance, Liverpool, England
Barre PhillipsDouble bass, Southern France
Anna PietschDance, Gaillac, France
Anaïs Sartini, Video, Paris, France
Mathieu SchneiderFlutes, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
Leo SvirskyAccordeon, Den Haag, Netherlands 


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

Last update of this page: 12 July 2017