The Antigel Festival was born in 2010 and is totally made in (My Big) Geneva. The Festival has brought music, dance, sports, collaborations, crazy projects and iconic parties as an antidote during the cold Swiss winter for the past 10 years and has become a trademark for cultural entertainment.
While the festivities will start with the usual Antigel Run (5th edition), awaken your senses with a wide variety of artistic performances and shows.
To help you choose, here’s a Big selection of events to attend:
HAPPY BIG BIRTHDAY SELECTION
(Point Favre, Chêne-Bourg, Tues & Wed February 5th, 8pm)
With SunBengSitting Austrian choreographer Simon Mayer takes inspiration from the traditions of his own country and combines the power of folk with the freedom of contemporary dance. Created in 2014, this solo has toured the world.
DJ GARANCE AT THE BAIN BLEU
(Bain Bleu, Mon. February 3rd, 9.15 to 11.30pm).
DJ Garance will perform at the Bain Bleu while you relax and enjoy the SPA. Best afterwork in Geneva in Winter!
WOODEN ELEPHANT plays Lemonade by Béyoncé
(Eglise de Veyrier, Wed, February 5th, 8.30pm)
Enjoy the quintet’s incredible talent with spellbinding covers of Beyoncé’s Lemonade, in a place of worship ideally designed for such a performance (the Saint-Maurice church in Veyrier).
CIE LA BAZOOKA
(Espace Vélodrome / Plan-les-Ouates, Wed. February 12th, 7pm)
A show where you will see ghosts scaring one another for fun, hiding under blankets, chasing and surprising one another. A (de)light and funny show for kids and grown-ups from the age of 6 to 666.
(Bâtiment Des Forces Motrices, Thur. February 13th, 8.30pm)
Brazilian artist Bruno Beltrão is a major figure in contemporary dance and has been developing his own breathtaking and virtuoso choreographic vocabulary since the early 2000s. An electroshock, urgent and fiery.
(Grand Théâtre de Genève, Sat. February 15h, 9pm-2am)
The Antigel Festival will transform the Grand Théâtre de Genève into a house of plural extravagance: flashy voguing, dancefloor, unbridled performances will make the chandeliers of this newly renovated institution tremble. Divas and divos are more than welcome.
Photographies Festival Antigel
1. Bruno Beltrao, Inoah @ Kerstin Behrendt
2. Pillowgraphies © La Bazooka
3. Simon Mayer @ Anna M. Fiala
Antigel Festival, Best Antidote
against cold nights for 10 years.