Loss & Luck

Antje Schupp | Sigal Zouk





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June 22 | 23 | 24, 2021
8.00 pm

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The right words said in the right moment can be stuck in memory forever. The wrong words said in the wrong moment, too. So which words is one to chose in an existential moment of life? Maybe none?
Loss & Luck is a performance about death and what it teaches us about life, about loss and the luck, which you can find despite a loss. The work is about speechlessness, which one can experience in such moments of life, and about how to regain ones’ energy and faith. The performance is a mourning ritual and at the same time, a credo for resurrection. In this case, not the dead rise but rather the quick, who lift themselves up by their own bootstraps and set this energy free despite adverse circumstances. One of those people is Ludwig can Beethoven, whose last piano sonata is an essential part of the performance.
Based on the the experience of her parents‘ passing away, performer and director Antje Schupp is collaborating with choreographer Sigal Zouk for her second solo work. Together they create a body language, which shows universal experiences of human existence and the two narratives: of »loss« and »luck«. Always present is the belief that a loss brings along the possibility for transformation. Out of emptiness something new will emerge.

Antje Schupp is a director, performer and author. She directs spoken and musical theatre, creates her own productions and often works in co-creation with other artists and non-professional performers. Productions at Theater Basel, Schauspielhaus Zürich and Kaserne Basel, among others. Invitations to festivals such as Theaterspektakel Zurich, Antigel Geneva, Politik im Freien Theater or Impulse Festival. Antje Schupp regularly works in international collaborations, most recently in Lebanon for »Nouvelle Nahda«, and in Brazil at the end of 2021. Opera productions of Mozart, Massenet, Vivaldi and Menotti. Antje Schupp is a laureate of the Festspielpreis Zürich 2020 and the Jakob-Michael-Reinhold-Lenz Prize of the City of Jena 2021.
Sigal Zouk lives and works as a dancer and artist in Berlin. From 1994 to 1996 she was in the ensemble of the Batsheva Dance Company. Since 1996 she has been working in Berlin, initially with artists such as Luc Dunberry or Juan Cruz Dias de Esanola. From 1999 to 2004 she was part of Sasha Waltz and Guests. In 2005 she started her collaboration with Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods. First as a dancer, later as a consultant, also for the collaborations of Stuart and Philipp Gehmacher. In 2007 she began a close collaboration with Laurent Chetouane, during which she developed ten dance and theatre works for the stage. She is currently dancing in the production »Projecting [Space[« by Meg Stuart, Damaged Goods, Jeroen Peeters and Jozef Wouters.

Duration: approx. 65 minutes
Performance in German with English Surtitles

Concept, development, performance Antje Schupp Development, physical and presence training Sigal Zouk Set design Christoph Rufer Music, sound design Martin Gantenbein Dramaturgical collaboration, outside eye Beatrice Fleischlin Technical direction, light design Thomi Kohler Sound engineer Susanne Affolter Production management Franziska Schmidt (produktionsDOCK)

A production by born2perform in co-production with Kaserne Basel and Hellerau – European Centre for the Arts. Funded by Fachausschuss Tanz & Theater BS/BL, Ernst Göhner Foundation, Nestlé Fondation pour l’art, Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung – SIS and other patrons. The guest performance is supported by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.