FIGURES / Mirjam Gurtner
Artistic direction: Mirjam Gurtner
Artistic assistance: Diethild Meier, Sophie Arstall, Medhat Aldaabal
Production: Pascal Moor / Spring Production
Space (Concept / Design): Lisa Premke
Costumes: Mirjam Spoolder
Co-creation / Performance:
Ghiaseddin Kuki, Gülistan Savgat, Rahmatullah Ceanjawi, Diethild Meier, Asad Omar, Medhat Aldaabal, Tanja Klöti, Ils Van Looveren, Caspar Engel, Ali Piroti, Tesfalem Kifle, Khadar Mohamud, Sophie Arstall, Khan Zhabiullah Solizai
Fotos: © Matthias Wäckerlin, 2020
Running time: 180Min
Realised in cooperation with Museum der Kulturen Basel (MdK) & Project DA-SEIN Offene Kirche Elisabethen (OKE).
Kindly supported by Abteilung Kultur Basel-Stadt, Corymbo Stiftung, Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung SIS
Museum der Kulturen Basel
Friday 17 January 2020, 22:30 – 01:30h, Museumsnacht Basel
Sunday 19 January 2020, 13:00 – 16:00h
The durational performance installation stages the body as a moving figure between sculpture and dance, object and subject. Amidst the current collection and across all 4 levels of Museum der Kulturen Basel, the dancers question our perception of the familiar and the unknown, the personal and the foreign. Sensory perception and improvisation determine the composition of their bodies in close proximity to the audience, inviting an immediate encounter.
Directed by choreographer Mirjam Gurtner and working together over five weeks, an intercultural group of 14 amateur and professional dancers including participants with a refugee background, create a contemporary dance performance site specifically staged at Museum der Kulturen Basel.