L'Âme-de-Fonds Company

L'Âme-de-Fonds Company was created in 2013 after the L'Âme-de-Fonds Dance Festival organised in La Chaux-de-Fonds by Simon Halbedo with the association Le Chambart, Switzerland. The company gathers international artists (dancers, musiciens, light designers, costume designers, and scenographs) who work with Instant Composition as an utter performing art form. The produced pieces are devoid of any kind of predefined scores or structures; they emerge out of each particular performing situation, within the common presence of the audience and the performers. In addition to its performing activity, L'Âme-de-Fonds Company spreads its artistic approach through the regular teaching of workshops where the participants are invited to immerse themselves into the training process of the company.



Peter Aerni, Dance, Bern, Switzerland
Francesca AcuriDance, Perugia, Italy
Margaux AmorosDance, Paris, France
Léopold BanquiniScenography, Geneva, Switzerland
Jacques BoudubanCello, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Cécile BrousseDance, Paris, France
Giacomo CalabreseDance, Rome, Italy
Paola CampagnaDance, Rome, Italy
Pierre CauderayScenography, Lausanne, Switzerland
Alessandra Cristiani, Dance, Rome
Manuela De Angelis, Dance, Rome
Gianni FerraraVideo, Perugia, Italy
Sebastiano Foti, Dance, Rome
Daria GrispinoLights, Rome, Italy
Simon HalbedoDance, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Aurélia IkorHarp and Voice, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Christina KristensenPhilosophy, Basel, Switzerland
Ana Leonor LadasDance, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Chantal LanglotzCello, Basel, Switzerland
Piero Leccese, Dance, Rome
Lukas LanglotzPiano, Basel, Switzerland
Alexandra MacdonaldDance, Lausanne, Switzerland
Anne-Sophie MalmbergCostumes, Berlin, Germany
Susanne MartinDance, Berlin, Germany
Simone Marty, Text performance, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Mary PearsonDance, Liverpool, England
Claudia Pelliccia, Dance, Rome
Barre PhillipsDouble bass, Southern France
Anna PietschDance, Gaillac, France
Dolores Pisino, Dance, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Anaïs Sartini, Video, Paris, France
Giancarlo Schiaffini, Trombone, Rome
Mathieu Schneider, Flûtes, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
Dafni Stefanou, Dance, Greece
Leo SvirskyAccordeon, Den Haag, Netherlands 


Simon Halbedo
December 2021, Au beau milieu / Au bas mot, 2 Performances, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Simon Halbedo
January 2020, Funkstille, 1 Performances, Progr, Bern, Switzerland

Simon Halbedo
December 2019, Au seuil du silence, Residency, 4 Workshops and 4 Performances, Espace Sud, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Giacomo Calabrese
February 2018, Discanto, 2 Performances, Rome, Italy

Simon Halbedo
December 2017, Residency, 4 Workshops and 3 Performances, Arsenic, Lausanne, Switzerland

Chantal Langlotz & Simon Halbedo
July 2017, Residency, 4 Workshops and 3 Performances, Basel, Switzerland

Ana Leonor Ladas
May 2017, 1 Performance and 1 Workshop at Overtoom201, Amsterdam

Simon Halbedo
May 2017, 2 Performances with Barre Phillips, Neuchâtel & La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland

Simon Halbedo
December 2016, Prosaic lines, 3 Performances and 3 Workshops, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Giacomo Calabrese
Octobre 2016, Magnifiche Presenze, 2 Performances, Rome, Italy

Giacomo Calabrese
August 2016, Cantica, 1 Performance, Castellaneta, Italy

Ana Leonor Ladas
April 2016, Chiaroscuro, 1 Performance, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Giacomo Calabrese
May 2016, Dasein, 1 Performance, Rome, Italy

Simon Halbedo & Giacomo Calabrese
June 2016, Residency and 7 Performances, La Chaux-de-Fonds and Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Simon Halbedo 
December 2015, Memory, 3 Performances , Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Simon Halbedo & Giacomo Calabrese
July 2015, Residency and 5 Performances, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland

Giacomo Calabrese
June 2015, Chiodi, 1 Performance, Rome, Italy

Simon Halbedo
December 2014, Passages,  3 Performances, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Magaux Amoros Cécile Brousse
October 2014, Shelter, Residency and 1 Performance, La Serre, Drôme, France

Giacomo Calabrese
June 2014, Si sta come d’autunno sugli alberi le foglie, 1 Performance, Rome, Italy

Simon Halbedo & Giacomo Calabrese
May 2014, Residency and 3 Performances, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland

Last update of this page: 12 June 2019