Wed 07.05 7.30 p.m. Co–production


Circus dance theatre by Martin Zimmermann

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Duration: 110 minutes without an intermission

Next Generation Talents Wed. 07.05. | 6 p.m.
Gönner:innen-Lounge Thur 08.05. | 06.:30 p.m.

Introduction at 6:45 p.m. (German)


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They swap roles, turn the existing order on its head and defy instructions. They are anarchic and wonderful. They are deeply comedic and secretive. They are wild and exquisite. And they are all Louise. In a curiously thrilling laboratory, absurd things occur, and a whole host of experiments are carried out using human material. Four artists (Bérangère Bodin, Eline Guélat, Rosalba Torres Guerrero and Marianna de Sanctis) alternate between the roles of big boss, little boss, guinea pig, patient and helper, all in a place where tyranny reigns.

For his new play «Louise», Martin Zimmermann was inspired by the artist Louise Bourgeois. In a thrilling role-play, his protagonists cover their tracks to save their own skins. With their incredible strength, raging anger, offbeat humour, glamour and lust for life, they give tyranny a proper slap in the face. With creativity and incredible commitment, they fly in the face of the abyss, opening up dazzling new possibilities in the process.

Concept, Staging und choreography: Martin Zimmermann 
Created with and interpreted by: Bérengère Bodin, Eline Guélat, Marianna de Sanctis, Rosalba Torres Guerrero 
Music creation: Tobias Preisig 
Dramaturgy: Sabine Geistlich 
Scenery: Simeon Meier, Martin Zimmermann 
Artistic and choreographic collaboration: Romain Guion 
Costume: Susanne Boner 
Light design: Ueli Kappeler 
Sound design: Andy Neresheimer 
Stage manager: Doris Berger 
Stage design construction: Schauspielhaus Zürich 
Costume and puppet editing: Susanne Boner und Schauspielhaus Zürich
Motorisation: Markus Binder 
Equipment assistance: Noah Geistlich
Technology: Doris Berger, Franck Bourgoin, Jérôme Bueche, Ueli Kappeler, Mateu Pascual Labourdette, Andy Neresheimer, Jan Olieslagers 
Production management and sales: Alain Vuignier 
International producer: Claire Béjanin 
Communication: Désirée Myriam Gnaba
Fundraising: Manuela Schlumpf
Technical Manager: Ueli Kappeler 
Production: MZ Atelier 

Schauspielhaus Zürich, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Théatre de Carouge, Fabriktheater Rote Fabrik, Theater Casino Zug | TMGZ, Theater Winterthur, maisondelaculture.de Bourges / Scéne Nationale, Le Manège-scéne nationale de Maubeuge | Kurtheater Baden. Dank an Kurtheater Baden | Tanzhaus Zürich | Theater Neumarkt. Martin Zimmermann wird durch die kooperative Fördervereinbarung der Stadt Zürich Kultur, Fachstelle Kultur Kanton Zürich und Pro Helvetia Schweizer Kulturstiftung unterstützt. Martin Zimmermann ist Associated Artist am maisondelaculture de Bourges / Scéne Nationale.

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