All In

Daniel Hellmann | Layton Lachman | Anne Welenc

© Annalena Fröhlich

September 19 | 20 | 21, 2019


What happens when we jettison the story of finding one single soulmate in our life? All In examines triadic love relationships and other polyamorous constellations. Suggesting that people can romantically love more than one person at a time brings up questions about the way society conditions us to love. Because there are so few public models and accounts of polyamory, All In invites audiences to explore this perhaps unfamiliar terrain by sharing stories of non-traditional relationships. The three performers collected interview material from over twenty people in San Francisco and Berlin with experience in triadic relationships and also incorporated their own experiences in this work. The result is a performance that includes movement, singing, and spatial environments that emphasize diverse ways of loving and understanding a relationship. The performers challenge the socially dominant dual-relationship model and encourage the audience to think about love differently, to notice how we often restrict ourselves by blindly holding onto firmly established models of partnership.

Daniel Hellmann is a dancer, actor, singer and performer living and working between Zurich and Berlin. Layton Lachman is a dancer and choreographer based in Berlin, after working in San Francisco for seven years. Anne Welenc is an actor and performance artist living in Berlin. All In is the first work the three artists have created together.

Running time: 70 minutes.
In English with German surtitles.

Performance, artistic direction Daniel Hellmann, Layton Lachman, Anne Welenc Conecpt Daniel Hellmann Stage design Theres Indermaur Music, sound design Samuel Hertz Light design Anna Lienert Costume design Mert Otsamo Photos Annalena Fröhlich Dramaturgical advice Wilma Renfordt Outside eye Björn Ivan Ekemark Production Lisa Letnansky Diffusion Florence Francisco | Les Productions de la Seine Administration Regula Spirig

A production by Daniel Hellmann in co-production with Gessnerallee Zurich. In cooperation with PACT Zollverein Essen, Dampfzentrale Bern and Ballhaus Ost. Funded by City of Zurich Culture, Culture Department of the Canton of Zurich, Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, Anne-Marie Schindler Foundation, Fondation Nestlé pour l’Art and Georges and Jenny Bloch Foundation.

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