PLAY / Mirjam Gurtner

Theater Roxy Birsfelden/Basel                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

18/20/21 May 2021, 20h

24 May 2021, 18h, live audio description / relaxed performance

25 May 2021, 20h, live audio description

Artistic direction/Choreography: Mirjam Gurtner

Creation/Performance: Aly Khamees, Diethild Meier, Makisig, Michael Kaddu

Music: Jana Sotzko

Scenography: Lisa Premke

Lighting: Aurora Rodriguez

Costumes: Nic Tillein

Dramaturgy: Maya Weinberg

Access: Xenia Taniko (live audiodescription), Sophia Neises (access audit/consultation)

Production: Pascal Moor

Production assistance: Kyra Kuszlik, Nora Müller

Fotos: ©Matthias Wäckerlin

Video: ©Kristian Breitenbach

Co-produced by Theater ROXY Birsfelden and 48-Stunden-Neukölln Festival Berlin

Supported by Fachausschuss Tanz und Theater BS/BL, Hauptstadtkulturfonds Berlin, Jacqueline Spengler Stiftung, Fondation Nestlé pour l'Art, Stanley Thomas Johnson Stiftung, Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung SIS, Stiftung Corymbo

Driven by the powerful sound of a one-woman band, four dancers take the audience on a journey through different states of play. Along the axis between order and chaos, they question notions of control, power and risk and seek the immediacy of the intimate and potentially dangerous body.  Mirjam Gurtner's latest work combines dance, visual arts and music to create an interdisciplinary performance linked by instant composition. How much structure and how much freedom does a society need and can coexistence be rethought in play?

ACCESS: In collaboration with Berlin artists Xenia Taniko and Sophia Neises, PLAY is conceived as an accessible performance and the creation of access is anchored as a creative element in its own right. We offer haptic access tours and live audio description, as well as a relaxed performance format and strive for barrier-free communication. 

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