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Compagnie zeitSprung

Cie zeitSprung was founded in 2013 by Meret Schlegel and Kilian Haselbeck.
Meret and Kilian met each other at Tanzhaus Zürich in 2010. Kilian had come to Tanzhaus, of which Meret was then the director, as a dancer in a piece choreographed by phillippe Saire.

Subsequently, Meret invited Kilian to complete a residency at Tanzhaus while he created a solo piece. During this period, the two artists got to know each other better, and became more and more and more curious about each other’s work. A year later, Meret resigned her position at Tanzhaus: she felt the pull of the stage once again. Through a fortuitous coincidence, Meret and Kilian both found themselves in Berlin around this time, and brainstormed their first ideas for a collaborative work over a mug of hot mulled wine at an outdoor Christmas Market.
From these first sketches arose a short piece, “To be or Orthopädie,” whose premiere made an unexpected splash in Switzerland. This success inspired the duo to continue developing what became the evening-length work “Orthopädie or to be.”

“Orthopädie or to be” has since toured nationally and internationally and has been honored with a 2015 Swiss Dance Award.

The short version was placed on the Priority List of aerowaves /spring forward 13 and toured Switzerland with tanzfaktor interregio13. Cie zeitSprung represents the pair’s collaboration, but also positions itself as a collective, a network, and a spider’s web of artists of the most varied backgrounds and generations. For “Zürich tanzt”, they worked together with the actor Andreas Storm to create the display window project “Silent Disco.”

Their latest creation, the ensemble piece “Komplizen…” enjoyed a successful premiere in April, 2015.

Kilian Haselbeck Profile

Kilian Haselbeck (1986)

started dancing with HipHop and later Ballet at the Ballet Centre Gerda von Arb (Zurich) followed by a BA in contemporary dance at Codarts Rotterdam Dance Academy, 2008. Since then he has been working as a freelance dancer and choreographer in Belgium, China, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, Austria, the USA, e.g. Expo Shanghai, Les Ballets du Monde in New York, Vloeistof NL and Festspiele Bregenz (AT). In Switzerland he has worked with Philippe Saire, Marisa Godoy (Oona Project), Tim Fletcher, Mischa Käser, Mirjam Neidhart, Philip Amann.
In 2014 Kilian received a dance award from the City of Zürich.

Meret Schlegel Profile

Meret Schlegel

is a dancer, dance teacher, dramaturge. She has had a long and distinguished career in dance both on stage and off, performing across Europe and the US, often collaborating with artists from other disciplines. She has worked in many cultural institutions in Zürich including 11 years as Director of the Dance House Zurich. After leaving Tanzhaus she resumed her career as a dancer and performer and she creates her own work.
From the city of Zurich she received 2103 a dance award 2014-15 a dance residency in San Francisco.