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31 Aug 2005
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« MUSEUM NIGHT » PROGRAMME 24 September 2005

Theme: Body culture and fitness
The Olympic Museum’s programme

Current exhibitions
“Finding the Roots of Sport: Origins, Rituals, Identities” (Temporary zone)
Invitation to discover traditional sports practised outside the Olympic stadium: wrestling in Senegal, capoeira in Brazil, sumo in Japan, Naadam games in Mongolia, and many others. The exhibition highlights the technical movements which typify these sports, their identifying values, and political or spiritual rituals associated with them.
Guided tours of the “Finding the Roots of Sport” exhibition
Young visitors (duration 1 hour):                   3.15 and 7.15 p.m.
Adults (duration 1 hour 15) :                         4.30 and 8.30 p.m.

Permanent exhibitions
 “The Olympic Movement and the history of the Olympic Games; the Summer and Winter Games”

Olympic sports, traditional sports and games from the five continents, contemporary dance, techniques for mastering the body and spirit: the Olympic Museum presents the body in movement across different latitudes.
2 - 9 p.m.    Games around the world
                     In collaboration with Grenoble’s Maison des Jeux (Games Museum)
                    15 games tables available for public use
                    A fun way to try out games from various places around the globe, accompanied by a games expert.
2.30 - 7 p.m.  Taï-chi-chuan              
                        With Véronique Terrier, taï-chi and qi-gong teacher
                        With its origins in Chinese traditions, taï-chi-chuan combines a series of attacking or defensive movements in a
                        very harmonious way.
                        Demonstrations and initiation for young and old.

4 – 10 p.m.   Dance
                      Succession of short 10-minute dance sequences
                      Concept Urs Stauffer
                      Dancers: Danielle Marx, Martin Landert and Urs Stauffer

In a dance somewhere between wrestling and a team sport, dancers try to defy the laws of physics, concentrating on the functional aspects of movement more than aesthetic criteria. This performance seeks to integrate sporting, social and intercultural values into a game combining human strength and peaceful intentions.
7 – 11 p.m.  The five Tibetans, or Tibetan rituals
                     Tibetan gymnastics to awaken vital energy.
                     Relaxation exercises
                    Two activities proposed by Lausanne’s Espace Prévention
                    Demonstrations and initiation for adults

Health bar from 2 – 11 p.m.  
Exoticism and fitness
Thin slices of chicken Thai style, with rice
SFr 15, upon presentation of the Museum Night pass
(from 6 p.m. to midnight)
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