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Orthopädie or to be

Two bodies: one young and athletic, the other older and delicate. What happens when the personalities of two dancers of different generations meet on stage? What does this clash of a very physical and explosive movement language and one that is more quiet and sensitive (maybe even fragile), evoke? This piece reflects generation and dance styles but even more it is about the meeting of two people, considers the differences and uniqueness of the individual bodies – and finding a way of making them work together and come together.

This piece is stunning playful. It is a real discovery: an exhilarating, touching and provocative gift. It unexpectedly twists our way of looking and our concepts about cooperation; old and young; doing, wanting and what we are allowed to do.

Rote Fabrik Zürich

  • Concept/Dance: Kilian Haselbeck and Meret Schlegel
  • Light design: Michael Omlin
  • Music: Matthias Frommelt
  • Costumes: Irene Schweizer
  • Dramaturgy: Nicole Gabriele Schöpfer
  • Oeil extérieur: Jessica Huber, Cornelia Lüthi
  • Co-Production: Tanzhaus Zürich

Supported by the City of Zurich, the Canton of Zurich, Fondation Ernst Göhner, Migros Culture Percent.

09. Dez. 2017 Yinzi Theater, Chongqing China
08. Dez. 2017 Yinzi Theater, Chongqing China
03. Dez. 2017 Sichuan Peoples Art Theater, Chengdu China
02. Dez. 2017 Sichuan Peoples Art Theater, Chengdu China
15. Nov. 2017 McaM Museum Shanghai
20. Mai. 2017 Cinevox Theater Neuhausen
11. März 2017 Aula Schulhaus Ennetgraben, Affoltern am Albis
24.Juli 2016 Goethe-Institut Peking, China
17. Juli 2016 Xing Guang Theater, Taiyuan China
15. Mai 2016 Tanzfest Sierre
14. Mai 2016 Tanzfest Fribourg
13. Mai 2016 Tanzfest Neuchâtel
20. Feb. 2016 Tanzraum Herisau
6. Nov. 2015 eigenARTig Festival Bremen
6. Nov. 2015 eigenARTig Festival Bremen
25. Sept. 2015 Tskaltubo Art Festival
12. Sept. 2015 Tiflis Nektar Galerie Georgien
24. Jan. 2015 ACT (Academy of Contemporary Theater SF)
20. Jan. 2015 San Francisco ODC (ODC Dance Center SF)
20. Dez. 2014 Bern Dampfzentrale
19. Dez. 2014 Bern Dampfzentrale
12. Jul. 2014 Berlin, Korsobad
6. Jul. 2014 Zürich Tanzhaus
20. Jun. 2014 Rapperswil alte Fabrik
16. Mai 2014 St. Gallen Grabenhalle
2. Mai 2014 Thalwil Kulturraum
1. Dez. 2013 Zürich Tanzhaus
29. Sept. 2013 Winterthur Theater am Gleis
12. Juni 2013 Zürich Fabriktheater Rote Fabrik
11. Juni 2013 Zürich Fabriktheater Rote Fabrik
5. März 2013 Zürich Tanzhaus Premiere
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A fascinating movement piece – by all it’s reflectiveness an amusing and pleasurable piece…

Newspaper Winterthur

A beautiful and humorous translation of the human encounter, its conflict potential, expressed with wide awareness and irony

PS newspaper Zurich

I was very touched by the naked bluntness, trustful curiosity and the playful creativity. Most of all I enjoyed the coherent dramaturgical rhythm and the “musical” bows; no energy downfalls no scampering or carelessness but at the same time uninhibited very natural and direct.

F.Gohl musician Zurich

The politics of the relationship and the power dynamics between the two dancers continually changed, making the viewing highly experiential, allowing me as a spectator to make multiple narratives and associations with the piece.

H.Essinger, actress Berlin

Your dance performance was a super treat. One of the best performances seen in years, maybe ever!! Beautiful concept, beautiful dancing. I woke up the next morning feeling gravity redefined.

K.Golden filmmaker SF

My name is Angel. I am a high schooler at George Washington High School. Yes, I have seen the piece, and let me tell you even though this is the first time I have seen a dance performance, THIS one was amazing! I enjoy the hip-hop piece at the end of the dance.

A.Dang student SF

Thank you for the wonderful evening I enjoyed the performance so much. You were both just great: natural, honest authentic, a big big pleasure! Bravo!!

L.Atwood dance expert Zurich