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