Requiem for a Piece of Meat

Daniel Hellmann

© Nelly Rodriguez

June 21 | 22 | 23 , 2018


How is it possible that, in our perception, our bodies appear as something fundamentally different from the ham in our sandwiches? Meat is culture, on our plates as well as on our bones. It is inscribed with countless traditions and rituals which manage to simultaneously fascinate and repel us.
Requiem for a Piece of Meat examines the material of meat beyond commonly agreed hierarchies and body economies. Under the direction of Daniel Hellmann a group of dancers, vocalists, and pigs started to unravel the traditional order of bodily functions and assignments. Dancing, tripping, groaning and grunting, the performers and musicians transform the stage into a space of interspecies encounters. Who here is animal, human, thing? Who is livestock for whom?

Without words | Language no problem.

Performance Braulio Bandeira, Giovanna Baviera, Géraldine Chollet, Hea Min Jung, Lena Kiepenheuer, Krassen Krastev, Florencia Menconi, Rui Stähelin Concept, direction, choreography Daniel Hellmann Musical direction Abélia Nordmann, Lukas Huber, Daniel Hellmann Dramaturgy Johanna-Yasirra Kluhs Stage design Theres Indermaur Costume design Valérie Reding Musical supervision Abélia Nordmann Sound design Lukas Huber Light design Ursula Degen Light technician Anna Lienert oeil extérieur Jessica Huber Assistance Antonia Krämer, Quentin Barthassat Production management Larissa Bizer | produktionsDOCK Diffusion Florence Francisco Music by John Dowland, Lukas Huber, Marin Marais, Tarquinio Merula, Gérard Pape

A production of 3art3 Company ans novantik project basel in coproduction with Gessnerallee Zürich, Théâtre Vidy Lausanne, Theater Chur, Gare du Nord Basel and National Theatre Mannheim. In cooperation with Tanzhaus Zürich and Théâtre Sévelin36 Lausanne. Funded by Stadt Zürich Kultur, Kanton Zürich, Fachausschuss Musik BS/BL, Pro Helvetia, Migros-Kulturprozent, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Christoph Merian Stiftung, UBS Kulturstiftung, Sophie and Karl Binding Stiftung, Fondation Nestlé pour l’Art.

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