20.04.2023 21.04.2023

Danse Macabre Martin Zimmerman

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Mz Danse Macabre Quer Foto Basil Stuecheli High Res Basil Stuecheli
Choreographer and performer Martin Zimmermann brings together three marginalized characters to a place that is also on the periphery. Stumbling and getting up again, they try to build a life.
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€15 - 20

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🤝 This performance is a co-presentation with arts centre VIERNULVIER.

In Danse Macabre  Zimmermann presents three tragicomical, fragile characters who have dropped out of the social norm and, find themselves in the same place at the same time in their distress. The stage set is reminiscent of an abandoned garbage dump where everything that is not reusable or degradable is discarded. In this godforsaken place the unlikely trio settles in to build a life.

Defying severe setbacks and difficulties between them, the three characters played by Zimmermann’s favourite performers keep getting back up, pulling themselves together and coming up with unusual solutions. Another strange figure hovers over this fragile community of fate: death. Played by Martin Zimmermann, it interferes in the stage action as a mischievous puppet master, but remains invisible to the characters.

The latter can therefore never be certain whether the disruptions and challenges they are constantly confronted with come from outside or whether they are part of their own history and inner world. In Danse Macabre  the characters struggle for their survival and the only thing that can save them is their humour.

"My humour is the laughable form of sadness"
Martin Zimmermann

The confluence of humour, magic and absurdity gives rise to the singularity of Martin Zimmermann’s artistic works. He creates whimsical, outlandish worlds for his pieces in which to stage his figures and bizarre objects. The ordinary is often extracted from reality and set in his parallel worlds, where it appears oddly misplaced and absurd. By wreaking havoc on conventions, challenging the customary and unearthing the hidden, he allows the improbable to emerge as plausible and prompts viewers to think differently. 

"For all those who love perceptive absurdity, contemporary theatre and, ultimately, the great international artists"
El Païs, Madrid
credits

concept, direction & choreography

Martin Zimmermann

by and with

Tarek Halaby, Dimitri Jourde, Methinee Wongtrakoon, Martin Zimmermann

music composition

Colin Vallon

dramaturgy

Sabine Geistlich

set design

Simeon Meier, Martin Zimmermann

artistic support

Romain Guion

development stage & technical coordination

Ingo Groher

realisation stage

maisondelaculture de Bourges, Nicolas Bénard, Lucas Bussy, Jules Chavigny, Jean-Christophe David, Luc Renard, Joao De Sousa, Eric Vincent, Andy Hohl

costumes

Susanne Boner, Martin Zimmermann

light design

Sarah Büchel

sound design

Andy Neresheimer

motorization decor

Thierry Kaltenrieder

costumes confection

Susanne Boner

painting

Michèle Rebetez-Martin

light direction

Sarah Büchel, Jan Olieslagers

sound direction

Frank Bourgoin, Andy Neresheimer

stagemanager

Roger Studer

photography

Nelly Rodriguez, Basil Stücheli

adminstration & distribution

Alain Vuignier

international producer

Claire Béjanin

communication

Manuela Schlumpf

technical office

Sarah Büchel

accounting

Conny Heeb

production

MZ Atelier

coproduction

Fund of Reso - Dance Network Switzerland - Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council, Kaserne Basel, Kurtheater Baden, Le Volcan Scène nationale du Havre, Les Théâtres de la Ville du Luxembourg, L'Odyssée - Périgueux, maisondelaculture de Bourges, Opéra Dijon, Theater- und Musikgesellschaft Zug, Théâtre de Carouge, The Zürcher Theater Spektakel

with support of

BvC Stiftung, Elisabeth Weber Stiftung, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Fachausschuss Tanz & Theater BS/BL, Stiftung Corymbo

thanks to

Leonie-Sophie Kündig, Daniel Kündig, Schauspielhaus Zürich
TOON MEER
TOON MINDER
credits

concept, direction & choreography

Martin Zimmermann

by and with

Tarek Halaby, Dimitri Jourde, Methinee Wongtrakoon, Martin Zimmermann

music composition

Colin Vallon

dramaturgy

Sabine Geistlich

set design

Simeon Meier, Martin Zimmermann

artistic support

Romain Guion

development stage & technical coordination

Ingo Groher

realisation stage

maisondelaculture de Bourges, Nicolas Bénard, Lucas Bussy, Jules Chavigny, Jean-Christophe David, Luc Renard, Joao De Sousa, Eric Vincent, Andy Hohl

costumes

Susanne Boner, Martin Zimmermann

light design

Sarah Büchel

sound design

Andy Neresheimer

motorization decor

Thierry Kaltenrieder

costumes confection

Susanne Boner

painting

Michèle Rebetez-Martin

light direction

Sarah Büchel, Jan Olieslagers

sound direction

Frank Bourgoin, Andy Neresheimer

stagemanager

Roger Studer

photography

Nelly Rodriguez, Basil Stücheli

adminstration & distribution

Alain Vuignier

international producer

Claire Béjanin

communication

Manuela Schlumpf

technical office

Sarah Büchel

accounting

Conny Heeb

production

MZ Atelier

coproduction

Fund of Reso - Dance Network Switzerland - Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council, Kaserne Basel, Kurtheater Baden, Le Volcan Scène nationale du Havre, Les Théâtres de la Ville du Luxembourg, L'Odyssée - Périgueux, maisondelaculture de Bourges, Opéra Dijon, Theater- und Musikgesellschaft Zug, Théâtre de Carouge, The Zürcher Theater Spektakel

with support of

BvC Stiftung, Elisabeth Weber Stiftung, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Fachausschuss Tanz & Theater BS/BL, Stiftung Corymbo

thanks to

Leonie-Sophie Kündig, Daniel Kündig, Schauspielhaus Zürich
practical

tickets

€15 - 20

general info

🤝 This performance is a co-presentation with arts centre VIERNULVIER.

TICKETS

Thursday 20 April 2023
20:00
NTGent Schouwburg
Friday 21 April 2023
20:00
NTGent Schouwburg

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