Special Events

Menuhin, Tango & inventions: performance

Saturday 21 April
12.30pm - 1pm

Paris-based dancer and stage director Lionel Rougerie will take some of the Junior participants on a magical tango adventure, accompanied by dancers and other musicians. In parallel, musician and improvisation teacher Jean-Marc Aeschimann will embark on a journey around instrumental improvisation with some of the Senior participants, and encourage them to step out of their comfort zone. 

The result of these workshops will be a 20-minute performance at the “Centre d’hébergement collectif d’Anières”, an establishment of the Hospice général, home to 250 migrants from 25 nationalities. We are very much looking forward to this event that will no doubt be an unforgettable moment.

Currently a teacher at the Haute Ecole de Musique of Geneva, Jean-Marc Aeschimann is Head of the amateur ‘collective classes’ at the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze and teacher in ‘rythmique’ – theory and improvisation to young children and teenagers. He leads workshops internationally based on the Dalcroze teachings (grounding, movement, play, improvisation) to give a new impulse to music playing: a mean of expression and of communicating. 

Alongside his dancing career, Lionel Rougerie dedicates himself to stage management and writing. After having created his first shows with his company, Omnibus, he became interested in musical forms. He collaborates regularly with European symphonic orchestras and created about twenty shows mixing theatre and symphonic music. He also works with chamber & tango music ensembles. He will present his new creation with the OSR next November.

With the participation of Jelica Mijanovic (guitar), Bruno and Isabelle Yniesta (tango dancers) from the dance school Extravadanse.

In collaboration with the Hospice général and the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze.

Free entrance. Booking is obligatory by email at the address info@menuhincompetition.org.