Projects
Projects

The Best and the Worst of Us
The Best and the Worst of Us

A metamorphic re-enactment of Simone Aughtlerony's iconic piece
Full evening piece

Adopting a spontaneous diplomacy, it reveals a discipline modeled on behaviours from other species who know about reward because they have grown up with the dance between the common good and the lone impulse. The tyranny of the majority is measured up against singular desire as The Field sings, builds, collectively mythologizes and complicates what it means to be and act together. The content of this work bears striking similarity to the ensemble’s endeavour: an intuitive approach to collaborative action that hopes to render an advantageous group dynamic.

CHOREOGRAPHY & DIRECTION Simone Augtherlony PERFORMANCE  Maria Demandt, Lucia Gugerli, Pierre Piton, Declan Whitaker, Mirjam Jamuna Zweifel MUSIC Marcel Blatti LIGHT DESIGN Christa Wenger REPLICA OF ORIGINAL STAGE Klara Mand, Tamara Baumann, Affentranger Theaterhandwerk GmbH PRODUCTION MANAGER Zoé Kilchenmann, Julia Ritter ORIGINAL CAST Simone Augtherlony, Kate McIntosh, Phil Hayes, Nicholas Lloyd, Thomas Wodianka ORIGNIAL STAGE DESIGN Nadia Fistarol COPRODUCTION Tanzhaus Zürich, Südpol Luzern SUPPORT BNP Paribas Swiss Foundation, Migros Culture Percentage, Landis & Gyr Foundation, Stadt Zürich Kultur, Fachstelle Kultur Kanton Zürich, Ernst Göhner Stiftung PHOTO Leni Olafson

Post-Show Talk
Post-Show Talk

A dada-like exploration of fakeness and reality in which the inconsistencies of parallel truths are revealed.
Short piece (20 mins)

The largest information resource we have, the internet, which has radically altered our modes of communication, has zero obligation to be factual. Anyone can say anything and present it as truthful, correct and unquestionable. This world wide web where anything goes has marked the advent of a posttruth world where the boundary between fact and fiction becomes more difficult to discern and the distinction between truth-telling and lies less clear. This new reality has permeated our lives, infiltrating the apparent with ambiguity and staining the effable with ambivalence. 

CONCEPT Declan Whitaker CHOREOGRAPHY & PERFORMANCE Maria Demandt, Lucia Gugerli, Pierre Piton, Declan Whitaker, Mirjam Jamuna Zweifel MENTORING Lea Moro, Marc Streit LIGHTING David Baumgartner MUSIC Pierre Piton SCENOGRAPHY & COSTUME Maria Demandt PHOTO Leni Olafson VIDEO Marc Nathmann | yourstage.live SUPPORT Tanzhaus Zürich, BNP Paribas Swiss Foundation, Migros-Kulturprozent, Landis & Gyr Stiftung

Aperçu
Aperçu

The Field's first harvest
Short piece (12 mins)

Aperçu is the result of The Field's first three-week collaborative process. The short piece introduces both the people involved in this collective endeavour and the creative methods explored since the entire pool of dance-makers started working together in mid-August 2019.

CHOREOGRAPHY & PERFORMANCE Maria Demandt, Lucia Gugerli, Pierre Piton, Declan Whitaker, Mirjam Zweifel MUSIC Pierre Piton ARTISTIC ADVISER Marisa Godoy, Romain Guion PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT Zoé Kilchenmann SUPPORT Tanzhaus Zürich, BNP Paribas Swiss Foundation, Migros Culture Percentage and Landis & Gyr Foundation PHOTO Helen Ree

I Object
I Object

A practice based research within a playground of objects collected in the streets of Zürich.

Short Piece (10 mins)

I Object originates from the desire of non-violent destruction as a method for creation. Choreographic scores are used to animate the objects, the performers and the space. This results in a landscape of constant transformation, heightening the performers' awareness, spontaneity and playfulness. In acting with the objects both carefully and platonic, the performers remember the history of the relationship between humans and objects and question what it could look like in the future.

CONCEPT Lucia Gugerli PERFORMANCE Declan Whitaker, Mirjam Jamuna Zweifel MENTORING Andreas Storm, Meret Schlegel LIGHTING Anutoshen Hüer MUSIC Mirjam Zweifel SCENOGRAPHY & COSTUME Lucia Gugerli SUPPORT Rote Fabrik, BNP Paribas Swiss Foundation, Migros Culture Percentage, Landis & Gyr Foundation PHOTO Christian Glaus

Scalable Skeletal Escalator
Scalable Skeletal Escalator

Experimental live art work

Museum Installation & stage version

Scalable Skeletal Escalator is an experimental live art work conceived by Isabel Lewis in the form of a holobiont, a multi-organismic assemblage, like the human body itself, shuddering and shaking into being.

The work comes into being in two forms: a museum Installation & a stage version. In the former, The Field together with Isabel's collaborators bring a performative component to the organic ecosystem evolving through a 7-week exhibition. In the latter, the multi-organismic assemblage nourished by the museum experience morphs into a theatrical production.

CONCEPT Isabel Lewis COLLABORATIVE ARTISTS Dirk Bell, Callie's Berlin, Lara Dâmaso, The Field, LABOUR, Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, Rafał Pierzyński, Mathias Ringgenberg, Tanzhaus Zürich, Sissel Tolaas, Juliette Uzor, Marcelo Alcaide and Yolanda Zobel COORDINATION Romain Guion DRAMATURGY ASSISTANCE Lea Moro

Projektil
Projektil

Between dance, video and animation
Short film (5 mins)

This short movie is the result of a 2-week interdisciplinary collaboration between The Field and Pojektil realized in the frame of the opening of Tanzhaus Zürich.

CONCEPT The Field & Projektil CHOREOGRAPHY Maria Demandt, Lucia Gugerli, Pierre Piton ARTISTIC COORDINATION Marisa Godoy, Romain Guion VIDEO Projektil SUPPORT Tanzhaus Zürich, BNP Paribas Swiss Foundation, Migros Culture Percentage, Landis & Gyr Foundation

Question Kiosk
Question Kiosk

Question Kiosk is an innovative format that allows for interactions and dialogue. In its analog form, questions are received in public spaces from passers-by and intuitively performed in a marked area. In its digital design, Question Kiosk 2.0 allows anyone to remotely submit a question to The Field. Regardless of the configuration, the main focus remains on facilitating a discourse and reflection with citizens.

CONCEPT The Field in collaboration with Monica Gillette PERFORMANCE Maria Demandt, Lucia Gugerli, Pierre Piton, Declan Whitaker, Mirjam Jamuna Zweifel  ARTISTIC COORDINATION Marisa Godoy, Romain Guion PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT Zoé Kilchenmann, Julia Ritter SUPPORT Tanzhaus Zürich, BNP Paribas Swiss Foundation, Migros Culture Percentage, Landis & Gyr Foundation

e-mail my heart
e-mail my heart

Please baby please make sure that your microphone is muted

Short Piece (20 mins)

email my heart is a virtual intervention continuing the research about reality and fakeness initiated in Post-Show Talk and exploring the technological features that Zoom has to offer.

CONCEPT The Field PERFORMANCE Lucia Gugerli, Pierre Piton, Declan Whitaker, Mirjam Jamuna Zweifel ARTISTIC COORDINATION Romain Guion