Daniel Hellmann – REQUIEM FOR A PIECE OF MEAT

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, companion animals and working animals starts to unravel the traditional order of bodily functions and assignments. Dancing, tripping, groaning and grunting, they transform the stage into a space of interspecies encounters. Who here is animal, human, thing? Who is livestock for whom?
The supposedly clear distinction of human and animal existence starts to flicker. A meticulous, sensuous and critical study of body pictures forms up into a Requiem in seven movements. In an artificial naturalist idyll, mountains of meat and moving limbs interweave themselves with musical languages from several epochs. A commissioned work by the young composer Lukas Huber confronts the historical material with the sound of intestines, the voices of animals and the musicality of their processing. Poetry and objectivity. A farewell to allegedly established categories. A funeral mass in the midst of life.

 

A production by 3art3 Company & novantik project basel

 

In Coproduction with Gessnerallee Zürich, Théâtre Vidy Lausanne, Theater Chur, Gare du Nord Basel & Nationaltheater Mannheim & in Kooperation mit Tanzhaus Zürich & Théâtre Sévelin36 Lausanne

 

With the support of Stadt Zürich Kultur, Kanton Zürich, Fachausschuss Musik BS/BL, Pro Helvetia, Migros-Kulturprozent, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Christoph Merian Stiftung, UBS Kulturstiftung, Sophie und Karl Binding Stiftung, Fondation Nestlé pour l’Art

 

Distinguished with the June Johnson Dance Prize 2015

date
credits
Konzert Theater Bern

Wednesday, 21. June 2017, 18:00

Théâtre de Vidy, Lausanne

Tuesday, 25. April 2017, 19:00

Wednesday, 26. April 2017, 20:00

Thursday, 27. April 2017, 21:00

Gare du Nord, Basel

Wednesday, 5. April 2017, 20:00

Thursday, 6. April 2017, 20:00

Friday, 7. April 2017, 20:00

Gessnerallee Zürich

Thursday, 23. March 2017, 20:00 Premiere

Saturday, 25. March 2017, 20:00

Sunday, 26. March 2017, 18:00

Monday, 27. March 2017, 20:00

Tuesday, 28. March 2017, 20:00

Braulio Bandeira, Giovanna Baviera, Géraldine Chollet, Lukas Huber, Hea Min Jung, Lena Kiepenheuer, Krassen Krastev, Florencia Menconi, Rui Stähelin

Daniel Hellmann

Abélia Nordmann, Lukas Huber, Daniel Hellmann

Johanna-Yasirra Kluhs

Theres Indermaur

Valérie Reding

Abélia Nordmann

Lukas Huber

Ursula Degen

Anna Lienert

Jessica Huber

Larissa Bizer

Florence Francisco

Lukas Huber, Marin Marais, Tarquinio Merula, Gérard Pape

date

Konzert Theater Bern

Wednesday, 21. June 2017, 18:00

Théâtre de Vidy, Lausanne

Tuesday, 25. April 2017, 19:00

Wednesday, 26. April 2017, 20:00

Thursday, 27. April 2017, 21:00

Gare du Nord, Basel

Wednesday, 5. April 2017, 20:00

Thursday, 6. April 2017, 20:00

Friday, 7. April 2017, 20:00

Gessnerallee Zürich

Thursday, 23. March 2017, 20:00 Premiere

Saturday, 25. March 2017, 20:00

Sunday, 26. March 2017, 18:00

Monday, 27. March 2017, 20:00

Tuesday, 28. March 2017, 20:00

credits

Braulio Bandeira, Giovanna Baviera, Géraldine Chollet, Lukas Huber, Hea Min Jung, Lena Kiepenheuer, Krassen Krastev, Florencia Menconi, Rui Stähelin

Daniel Hellmann

Abélia Nordmann, Lukas Huber, Daniel Hellmann

Johanna-Yasirra Kluhs

Theres Indermaur

Valérie Reding

Abélia Nordmann

Lukas Huber

Ursula Degen

Anna Lienert

Jessica Huber

Larissa Bizer

Florence Francisco

Lukas Huber, Marin Marais, Tarquinio Merula, Gérard Pape