Dance and water. Created specifically for the Saffa Island in Zürich, Waterworks is a continuation of Stuart's exploration of water which she initiated in 2021. This unique performative event explores the shallow water and the island's shore as a transition between nature and civilization, and the interactions of liquidity and body, of natural medium and human movement.
In Waterworks, the performers evoke dreamlike fictions on a manmade island. The water is the stage for those scenarios – liberating, connective, terrifying and full of possibilities.
Choreography Meg Stuart Creation & Performance Kristof Van Boven, Isabela Fernandez, Lucia Gugerli, Pierre Piton, Maria Scaroni, Declan Whitaker, Mirjam Jamuna Zweifel Dramaturgy Bart Van den Eynde Live Music Mieko Suzuki Scenography, Light design Philippe Quesne, Elodie Dauguet Costume Design Jean Paul Lespagnard Creation Assistants Ana Rocha, Davis Freeman Producer on site Kathrin Veser Assistance Producer on site Kizzy Garcia Vale Support Costume Designer Selina Tholl Internship Sofía Werder Production Management, Artistic Collaboration The Field Marisa Godoy, Romain Guion Technical Support David Baumgartner Photo Michelle Ettlin Documentary Choreographers at Work
The Field is kindly supported by BNP Paribas Swiss Foundation (main partner), City of Zurich Culture, Migros-Kulturprozent, Fondation Nestlé pour l’Art. Waterworks is made possible thanks to Stadt Zürich Kultur, Fachstelle Kultur Kanton Zürich, Landis & Gyr Stiftung, Stiftung Corymbo.
Coproduction: Zürcher Theaterspektakel and Tanzhaus Zürich with the additional support of Damaged Goods (Brussels)