Je ne vois pas la femme cachée dans la forêt
et Myouto

(I don't see the woman hidden in the forest)

( 2009 - 2010)


Conception and Choreography
Perrine Valli

Inari Salmivaara, Alexandre da Silva, Perrine Valli

Eric Linder

Lights & Stage management
Laurent Schaer



Marie Szersnovicz

Design chair
Paul Jouan

Thibault Genton

Aurélie Marti

1 hour



« Je ne vois pas la femme cachée dans la forêt » (I don't see the woman hidden in the forest, from the work of Magritte) is a reflection on identifying roles, founded on the myth of Adam and Eve, as well as on the myth of Lilith, considered in several texts on Genesis as the first wife of Adam. Lilith's intervention into the couple formed by Adam and Eve addresses a number of issues : what are the images of feminine identity carried by Lilith ? What does this feminine character reveal about Adam's masculine identity ? How much of this is fantasy or psychologyl ? What would have been the impact of the Lilith myth on identifying roles, had the myth been transmitted ? Etc.
The choreographic research consists in dealing with the metaphorical and political aspects of these myths, whose symbolic character "could belong to the history of sexuality, of the respective roles that man and woman force themselves to play" (P. Auraix-Jonchière).


Association Sam-Hester in coproduction with Mains d’œuvres (Paris), ADC-Genève, SüdPol.

With the support of
DRAC-Ile de France, City of Geneva – Department of Culture, Républic and canton of Geneva, Loterie romande, Pro Helvetia – Swiss foundation for culture, Reso/reseau Danse suise, SSA.

Un projet en coopération avec
ADC Genève, Arsenic Lausanne, far° festival des arts vivants Nyon, Kaserne Basel, Südpol Luzern, Théâtre du Pommier Neuchâtel, dans le cadre du fonds des programmateurs / Reso-Réseau Danse Suisse. Avec le soutien de Pro Helvetia, Ernst Göhner Stiftung.

This piece has received the second price of the Premio swiss contest.

The development has benefited from a residence at Quartz - Danse à tous les étages (Brest and Sudpöl (Lucèrne).