Sing the positions

by Mandafounis & PARENT

With Sing the Positions Ioannis Mandafounis and Manon Parent offer a unique fusion of a dance piece and a concert in the purest and simplest form. Utilizing the tools that they have accumulated over the years as improvisers, movers, and musicians, they imbue the stage with their greatest dancing abilities, combined with songs and sonic textures created live onstage to fit each new scenario that arises within the show.

Traveling through diverse sonic landscapes from classical opera to experimental music, they play like children for their own pleasure and that of the audience. Their mantra, “The ocean: I’m coming” carries them through the piece. Their sole intention while dancing is to go forward, keeping in mind that it might be the last time they are on stage.

Sing the Positions is a veritable “show” in every sense of the term. The artists merge with one another and their surroundings, blending contradictory musical elements and emotions, moving beyond meaning, concepts and structures.

Embracing every situation they encounter, acceptance and the sharing of simplicity is what counts.


Creation 2017

Concept Ioannis Mandafounis
Choreography and music Ioannis Mandafounis, Manon Parent
Lights David Kretonic
Sound David Scrufari
Production management Mélanie Fréguin
Production assistant Erin O'Reilly

Production Cie Ioannis Mandafounis

Coproduction ADC-Geneva, Tanzhaus-Zürich, Prairie - Migros Pour-cent Culturel, RESO-Fonds des programmateurs
Supported by Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, SSA, Nestlé for Art foundation, Stanley Thomas Johnson foundation



- Technical Rider
- Light Plot


Sing the Positions ON TOUR
39 shows, 17 theaters, 15 cities, 6 countries

16-28 August 2017, Edinburgh Festival Fringe (Preview), Edinburgh, Scotland
6-8 October 2017, Tanzhaus (Pre-premiere), Zürich, Switzerland
24 October 2017, Casa Moenda, Festival Cena CumpliCidades, Joao Pessoa, Brazil
29 October 2017, Igreja da Sé, Festival Cena CumpliCidades, Olinda, Brazil
1 November 2017, Teatro Hermilo, Festival Cena CumpliCidades, Recife, Brazil
3 November 2017, Teatro Sergio Porto, Panorama Festival, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
15-19 November 2017, ADC (Premiere), Geneva, Switzerland
9-10 March 2018, Festival Tanz:now, Phönix Theater, Steckborn, Switzerland
14 April 2018, Performa Festival, Losone, Switzerland
10 May 2018, Hellerau, Dresden, Germany
22 June 2018, Südpol | Musik, Tanz, Theater , Lucerne, Switzerland
24 June 2018, Fête de la Musique, Geneva, Switzerland
1-3 July 2018, Athens & Epidaurus festival, Athens, Greece
12-13 July 2018, Festival de la Cité, Lausanne, Switzerland
27 September 2018, Ondulor, Geneva, Switzerland
6 October 2018, FIT Festival, Lugano, Switzerland
3 November 2018, Festival Danae, Milan, Italy