UP is an enigmatic state inspiring immediate enthusiasm. In this new choreography six amazing men dance a dynamic lifting vocabulary with raw energy to exhilarating result. UP presents an intelligent approach to altitude combining quirky efficiency and nonchalant spectacle. A choreographically well built, physically challenging and demanding contemporary dance performance that awakens the audience to the theme of elevating the spirit.  Using influences of male action and reaction, rhythm and risk and emphasising virtuosity and originality, UP promises a purely uplifting experience.


Concept & choreography : József Trefeli & Mike Winter in collaboration with the dancers
Dance : Gyula Cserepes, Leif Firnhaber, Dávid Mikó, Amaury Reot, Carl Staaf, Mike Winter (Kilian Haselbeck)
Music : Charles Mugel
Lights : Laurent Junod
Lighting technician : Victor Hunziker
Costume : Toni Teixeira
Photo : Gregory Batardon
Administration : Cie József Trefeli, Laure Chapel, Paquis Production admin@jozseftrefeli.org
Diffusion : Lilla Eredics, full lenght video on demand diffusion@jozseftrefeli.org


Funding bodies : DC Département de la Culture of the City of Geneva, Loterie Romande, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, Pour-cent culturel Migros, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Fonds des Intermittents, SSA 2014 sponsorship for choreography, with the support of the Swiss Dance Collection – video documentation prize.

Co-production & residency : Association pour la Danse Contemporaine - adc Geneva, Switzerland, Pôle Sud CDC Strasbourg, Théâtre du Marché aux Grains, Bouxwiller, France & SüdPol Luzern, Switzerland.

Residency : Théâtre Sevelin 36 Lausanne, Switzerland.

A project in cooperation with the adc-Genève, Dampfzentrale Bern, Teatro Dimitri Verscio, eviDanse, Südpol Luzern, Théâtre du Passage Neuchâtel, Performa Festival Losone, Tanz in Winterthur, Rote Fabrik Zürich, Théâtre Sévelin 36 Lausanne in the framework of fonds des programmateurs / Reso-Réseau Danse Suisse. With the support of Pro Helvetia, Ernst Göhner Stiftung.




28 oct 2016 One Dance Week, Plovdiv BG

9 sept 2016 Zug Young ID Festival  CH

24, 25 avril 2016 Tanzwoche Dresden Allemagne

12 nov 2015 Théâtre du Passage, Neuchatel CH

30 oct – 10 nov 2015 ADC, Théâtre des Eaux Vives, Genève CH

25, 26 sept 2015 Yeah Yeah Yeah Rote Fabrik, Zurich CH

22, 23 mai 2015 Dampfzentrale, Berne CH

8, 9 mai 2015 Tanz Fest, Sudpol, Luzern CH

25, 26 mars 2015 Phönix Theatre, Steckborn, CH

20, 21 mars 2015 Kaserne Basel, CH

14 mars 2015 évidanse, Le Royal, Tavannes, Jura CH

11, 12 mars 2015 Festival International Printemps de Sevelin, Lausanne CH

21, 22 fev 2015 Journées de Danse Contemporaine Suisse Zürich CH

15 nov 2014 TanzZeit, Tanz In Winterthur CH

1- 12 oct 2014 premier - ADC, Théâtre des Eaux Vives, Genève CH

29 août 2014 avant premier - Open Studio Tanzmesse Dusseldorf Allemagne