The mosaic of performances, electronic soundscapes and digital media opens a dialogue between ancient and futuristic myths. A sensory experience, highlighting the metamorphoses of bodies.
"The Far Side" guides the audience through a fiction with a dissonant morality, highlighting various aspects of the cabinets of curiosities. The performance proposes different narratives of human history through the story of three fallen gods.
The performers are the hosts of the cabinet and invite the audience to a close and interactive encounter. Both victim and accomplice, the audience is at the mercy of the performers' stories and experiments.
Episode 1: Instant Gallery Soup
Episode 2: Chang'e Spaceological Exhibition
Episode 3: Mont Olympus Golf Club
*"The company develops its research in an unconventional, iconoclastic and experimental way around surprising themes. In The Far Side, everything mixes together, from the scenography and costumes of bric-a-brac, astronauts and Chinese tales, a miniature golf course with a "Mummenschanz" revival or a christic figure embracing the world with a big "Hello World". The team's creativity seems limitless, unbridled and constitutes an artistic universe in itself very singular."* - Guillaume Guilherme, dance mediator & host at the Tanzhaus Zürich, jury member for the June Johnson Dance prize 2019
With Maria Demandt, Fhunyue Gao, Vittorio Bertolli, Peter Cripps Clark and Idris Boukhalfa
Concept, staging and installation: Marion Zurbach in collaboration with the performers
Artistic assistant: Vittorio Bertolli
Scenography: Matteo Taramelli
Sound: Marion Zurbach, Fhunyue Gao
Oeil extérieur: Mathias Bremgartner IT Expert: Martin Obrist HELLO WORLD creation: Leolie Greet and Linus Baumeler
Management: Martina Langmann
Diffusion: Florence Francisco & Gabrielle Baille, Les productions de la Seine
Premiere(s): 8, 15, 22 may 2019, Cabane B Bumplitz
Duration: 1 hour 30' Spoken language: English
Thanks to: Cabane B Bumplitz, Heubühne Bienzguet Bümpliz, Olmo Bern, Alexandre Vincente Rui
With the support of SWISSLOS Kultur Kanton Bern, Kultur Stadt Bern, PRAIRIE Migros-Kulturprozent, MGB Kulturprozent, Stanley Thomas Johnson Stiftung, Genossenschaft Migros Aare, Burgergemeinde Bern, SIS, Parrotia Stiftung, Diadora, Asicstiger