Jean-Philippe Roy

Cie Alias
Lighting Designer

Swiss lighting designer, Jean-Philippe Roy started his career at the Théâtre de Carouge, Geneva, in 1977. A freelancer since 1981, he often works with the same teams of directors and decorators for theatre, opera and dance. He regularly designed lighting for operas directed by François Rochaix and staged by Jean-Claude-Maret, as well as for director Claude Stratz and decorator Ezio Toffolutti. He worked for the Vertical Dance Company of choreographer Noemi Lapzeson and collaborates regularly with the Théâtre du Loup, the Théâtre Am Stram Gram, the Théâtre de Poche, and numerous independent companies in Geneva and Western Switzerland, including Alias from Guilherme Botelho.

Cie Alias

Alias is an independent contemporary dance company created in Geneva in 1994 by the dancer and choreographer Guilherme Botelho. Since its inception, the company has produced more than twenty-five shows crowned by international success, as reflected by the nearly five hundred performances given in twenty countries of Europe, Africa, Asia, and North and South America. Alias’ creations cast a shrewd, uncompromising look on our daily lives. The company has made of mission of seeing through appearances and unravelling habits, calling our convictions into question, and searching for hidden, unexplored or unusual points of view.

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