In a dark stage space illuminated with neon lights stands a white fat woman in an elegant black off-the-shoulder evening dress with red lipstick. She holds a microphone in her hand and looks smiling at her free hand, which she holds up.
© Maxi Schmitz
In a dark stage space illuminated with neon lights stands a white fat woman in an elegant black off-the-shoulder evening dress with red lipstick. She holds a microphone in her hand and looks smiling at her free hand, which she holds up.
© Maxi Schmitz

Simone Aughterlony

Remaining Strangers

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18 Euro (conc. 9 Euro, [k]-Karte 9 Euro)

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Friday

10/20/23

8:00 PM

Choreographer Simone Aughterlony presents an elaboration of the guest/host relation and all that ensues: Notions of the stranger quickly emerge as those present get involved in recognizable social situations like a dinner party with a DJ and toasting farewell to the things that we have already lost. Folding chairs in constant rearrangement suggest a locality and momentary belonging until we realize the resources are becoming few and largely repurposed. Especially now, how can we consider the very place we are without the binds of ownership? How can we re-approach or land back to something that was never ours yet simply held us for an epoch of time? Acknowledging the infinite difference between people, “Remaining Strangers” hovers amongst the endurance of the return and the discord located in the fiber of not being able to.


Performance, Creation Jen Rosenblit, Nic Lloyd Concept, Direction Simone Aughterlony Music Hahn Rowe Dramaturgical Advice Saša Božic, Jorge León, Felipe Ribeiro Set Designer Thibault van Craenenbroeck Costume Designer Nathalie Pallandre, Thibault van Craenenbroeck Light Design Joseph Wegmann Technical Director Marie Prédour Production Sina Kießling Production Imbricated Real.

In Coproduction with HAU Hebbel am Ufer - Berlin, Arsenic Centre d’art scénique contemporain - Lausanne, Gessnerallee - Zurich.

Supported by: City of Zurich, Canton of Zurich Fachstelle Kultur and Pro Helvetia - Swiss Cultural Foundation, Migros Kulturprozent, Interpreten Foundation, Anne Marie Schindler Foundation, The Invisible Dog Art Center - New York, and NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ Coproduction Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.