Alexandra Bachzetsis – 2020: OBSCENE

Alexandra Bachzetsis’s new piece 2020: Obscene uses body, text and image to explore the ambiguity of “scene” and “obscene”. Together with three co-performers she is focusing on the relationship between the staging of the excessive body and its consumption by the coveting gaze and the overwhelming textuality. On the one hand, the work examines the problems of theatre as a manipulation machine with regard to seduction, attraction and games of sexual identity; on the other hand, it explores the performing body itself as a place of alienation and limitation of the human being. The performers are confronted with their own corporealities – with the contradictions between intuition and gesture, light and night, score and script, norm and form, conception and action. The piece, thus, not only questions the subversive and the normative in performance art, but also addresses itself to communication through excess as a radical interruption of formats, gestures, cultural patterns and archetypes.

 

CONCEPT AND CHOREOGRAPHY Alexandra Bachzetsis // COLLABORATION, CONCEPT AND STAGE Sotiris Vasiliou // COLLABORATION, CONCEPT AND DRAMATURGY Dorota Sajewska // CREATION AND PERFORMANCE Alexandra Bachzetsis, Owen Ridley-DeMonick, Tamar Kisch, Sotiris Vasiliou // SOUND DESIGN Tobias Koch // COSTUME DESIGN Christian Hersche, Ulla Ludwig, Laurent Hermann Progin // COMMUNICATION DESIGN Julia Born // PHOTOGRAPHY Melanie Hofmann // HAIR AND MAKEUP Delia Sciullo // TECHNICAL DIRECTION AND LIGHT DESIGN Patrik Rimann
PRODUCTION AND TOUR MANAGEMENT Association All Exclusive, Regula Schelling, Franziska Schmidt // PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Juliana Simonetti

 

SPECIAL THANKS to DelgadoFuchs, Jia-Yu Corti for participating in the Open Studio research; Bernhard la Dous, Charlotte Holstein, Alban Schelbert, Jon Brunke

 

SUPPORTED BY The cooperative support agreement between the City of Zurich, the Canton of Zurich, and Pro Helvetia—Swiss Arts Council, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Ernst und Olga Gubler-Hablützel Stiftung, Jacqueline Spengler Stiftung // CO-PRODUCED BY Kunsthaus Zürich, Kaserne Basel, Dampfzentrale Bern, L’Arsenic –Centre d’art scénique contemporain Lausanne, ADN Neuchâtel, Tanzquartier Wien, Gessnerallee Zürich. THIS PERFORMANCE IS A CO-PRODUCTION in the frame of the Programmers’ Fund of Reso—Dance Network Switzerland, SUPPORTED BY Pro Helvetia—Swiss Arts Council
 
SHOWS
TEAM
BOOKING
Arsenic, Lausanne

Saturday, 28. January 2023,

Sunday, 29. January 2023,

Tanzquartier Wien

Friday, 20. January 2023,

Saturday, 21. January 2023,

Stegi Onassis, Athens

Friday, 16. December 2022,

Saturday, 17. December 2022,

Sunday, 18. December 2022,

ABC — Temple Allemand / ADN Neuchatel

Tuesday, 25. October 2022,

Wednesday, 26. October 2022,

Biennale Wiesbaden

Saturday, 10. September 2022,

Sunday, 11. September 2022,

Le Grütli, Geneva

Thursday, 23. June 2022, 20:00

Friday, 24. June 2022, 19:00

Saturday, 25. June 2022, 20:00

EinTanzHaus, Mannheim

Friday, 3. June 2022, 20:00

Saturday, 4. June 2022, 20:00

Kiasma Theatre, Helsinki

Thursday, 28. April 2022, 19:00

Friday, 29. April 2022, 19:00

Dampfzentrale, Bern

Thursday, 7. April 2022, 20:00

Friday, 8. April 2022, 20:00

Kunsthaus Zürich

Friday, 1. April 2022, 20:30

Saturday, 2. April 2022, 20:30

Kaserne Basel

Wednesday, 2. March 2022, 20:00

Thursday, 3. March 2022, 20:00

Teatro do Bairro Alto, Lisbon

Friday, 11. February 2022, 19:30

Saturday, 12. February 2022, 19:30

Gessnerallee Zürich

Thursday, 18. November 2021, 20:00 Premiere

Friday, 19. November 2021, 20:00

Saturday, 20. November 2021, 20:00

Monday, 22. November 2021, 20:00

Tuesday, 23. November 2021, 20:00

Alexandra Bachzetsis

Alexandra Bachzetsis, Tamar Kisch, Owen Ridley-DeMonick, Sotiris Vasiliou

Tobias Koch

Patrik Rimann

SHOWS

Arsenic, Lausanne

Saturday, 28. January 2023,

Sunday, 29. January 2023,

Tanzquartier Wien

Friday, 20. January 2023,

Saturday, 21. January 2023,

Stegi Onassis, Athens

Friday, 16. December 2022,

Saturday, 17. December 2022,

Sunday, 18. December 2022,

ABC — Temple Allemand / ADN Neuchatel

Tuesday, 25. October 2022,

Wednesday, 26. October 2022,

Biennale Wiesbaden

Saturday, 10. September 2022,

Sunday, 11. September 2022,

Le Grütli, Geneva

Thursday, 23. June 2022, 20:00

Friday, 24. June 2022, 19:00

Saturday, 25. June 2022, 20:00

EinTanzHaus, Mannheim

Friday, 3. June 2022, 20:00

Saturday, 4. June 2022, 20:00

Kiasma Theatre, Helsinki

Thursday, 28. April 2022, 19:00

Friday, 29. April 2022, 19:00

Dampfzentrale, Bern

Thursday, 7. April 2022, 20:00

Friday, 8. April 2022, 20:00

Kunsthaus Zürich

Friday, 1. April 2022, 20:30

Saturday, 2. April 2022, 20:30

Kaserne Basel

Wednesday, 2. March 2022, 20:00

Thursday, 3. March 2022, 20:00

Teatro do Bairro Alto, Lisbon

Friday, 11. February 2022, 19:30

Saturday, 12. February 2022, 19:30

Gessnerallee Zürich

Thursday, 18. November 2021, 20:00 Premiere

Friday, 19. November 2021, 20:00

Saturday, 20. November 2021, 20:00

Monday, 22. November 2021, 20:00

Tuesday, 23. November 2021, 20:00

TEAM

Alexandra Bachzetsis

Alexandra Bachzetsis, Tamar Kisch, Owen Ridley-DeMonick, Sotiris Vasiliou

Tobias Koch

Patrik Rimann