From 2 to 6 February 2021 in Basel, the 11th Swiss Dance Days had showcased the winning performances selected by the jury from almost 150 entries. Due to the pandemic the Swiss Dance Days of 2021 had to be cancelled, the selection (see archive) was retained and could be shown to a wide audience in 2022. The programme offered a snapshot of dynamic, humorous and powerful physical studies and autobiographical works full of performative joy and the courage to question virtuosity. A special focus is on several powerful works from the younger generation of Swiss choreographers.
Dr. Adriana Almeida Pees, Künstlerische Leiterin und Kuratorin Tanz, Theater Freiburg
Selina Beghetto, Dramaturgin, Luzern
Rares Donca, Leiter L’Abri, Genf
Foofwa d’Imobilité, Choreograf
Sandro Lunin, Künstlerischer Leiter, Kaserne Basel
Als einziger Künstler der Jury, verfügte Foofwa d’Imobilité über die Möglichkeit, ein eigenes Werk an den Swiss Dance Days zu zeigen.
Junges Theater Basel
Neues Theater Dornach
Teresa Vittucci, Colin Self
In DOOM, Teresa Vittucci invites Colin Self, to turn their attention to the origins of the female figure as laid out in Genesis and Greek mythology: Eve and Pandora. This second part of her trilogy in praise of vulnerability - after the award winning HATE ME, TENDER - examines the two female figures with a critical and queer-feminist gaze.
The narratives of Eve and Pandora, and the role attributions that accompany them, have been and continue to be crucial to the status of women in all Christian-Judaic and Abrahamic societies. In a poetic exploration, Vittucci and Self delve into the field of unknowable knowledge. Who is hurt when female curiosity meets the patriarchal structure, and: what risk lies in the decision to open one's eyes nonetheless?
Teresa Vittucci is a Vienna born, Zurich based artist. Her practice is rooted in the field contemporary dance and performance and investigates feminist and queer perspectives on pop culture, history and religion. She works as a solo artists, but chooses to collaborate from time to time. Collaborations include works with Simone Aughterlony, Nils A. Lange, MJ Wolf, Michael Turinsky and Colin Self. Teresa received the Swiss Dance Prize 2019 and is Young Associate Artist at Tanzhaus Zürich.
Choreography, Performance Teresa Vittucci
Composition, Performance Colin Self
Stage Anna Wohlgemuth
Lights Thomas Giger
Technical director Marek Lamprecht, Anahí Pérez
Dramaturgical advice Benjamin Egger
Dramaturgical support Marc Streit / Tanzhaus Zürich
Production management Kira Koplin / GROUNDWORKERS
Administration Karin Erdmann
A production by OH DEAR! Zürich and OH DEAR productions
Co-produced with Tanzhaus Zürich, Arsenic Lausanne, Théâtre St-Gervais Genève, Sophiensaele Berlin, WUK Wien, Dampfzentrale Bern, Art Stations Foundation CH/ Muzeum Susch
Support Stadt Zürich Kultur, Fachstelle Kultur Kanton Zürich, Pro Helvetia –Schweizerische Kulturstiftung, Migros Kulturprozent, Stiftung Ernst Göhner, Stadt Wien Kultur
Theaterstrasse 7, 4010 Basel
La PP / Romane Peytavin & Pierre Piton
Neopost Foofwa / Foofwa d’Imobilité
Cie des Marmots & Collectif Ouinch Ouinch
Skree Wolf / Rudi van der Merwe
Cie Moost / Marc Oosterhoff
*Melk Prod. / Marco Berrettini
Jeremy Nedd & Impilo Mapantsula