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Performance art is the art style, which is strongly inspired by the theater. A temporary representation of the work of art involves the artist, who, so to speak, perform the work of art. The art of performance can be found in Zurich, especially at the Zurich Moves, Festival for Contemporary Art in Performance Art.

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May 2017

Double Vernissage “Let the Dolls Dance” and “Sigurd Leeder”

4 May
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

Welcome: Christian Brändle, Director of the Museum of Design Introduction "Let the Dolls Dance": Sabine Flaschberger, curator of the exhibition and the art collection Introduction "Sigurd Leeder": Andres Janser, curator Performance: Karin Hermes, Marco Volta and ZHdK students of BA Contemporary Dance dance from Sigurd Leeder's works To the exhibition "Let the Dolls Dance": Come in! The museum for design shows its high-caliber figures. Sophie Taeuber-Arps "King's Deer" and Otto Morach's Ensemble for the "La boîte à joujoux" on Kasperli,…

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Danced tour – An improvisational dialogue

6 May
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

We immerse ourselves in the world of Sigurd Leeder and learn about his dance knowledge at his own body. We practice to write down dance and learn the secret of deciphering labanotation. We are inspired by pictures and words to dance. With Tina Mantel, dance scientist, choreographer (Included in the price, no registration required) In cooperation with "Zürich tanzt" For questions please contact: vermittlung@museum-gestaltung.ch tel. +41 43 446 66 20

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Why do Chinese burn money?

9 May
Johann Jacobs Museum, Seefeldquai 17, 8034 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Why do Chinese burn money? The Chinese imagine the hereafter as a precise replica of life in this world. For this very reason, the dead also need all the things we feel we couldn’t live without here on Earth, i.e. money, handbags and smartphones. It is up to the living to supply their ancestors with such things, and so faithful paper reproductions are burned during a ceremony to do just that. This lecture sheds light on the origins and current…

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Performance – Zaida del Río paints live

12 May
ArteMorfosis – Kubanische Kunst in Zürich, Rämistrasse 31, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

PERFORMANCE: Zaida del Río malt live in Zurich Zaida del Río shows her diverse talent live in the gallery with the performance 'Del río grande de la vida al río grande del amor'. The picture will be offered for sale in the gallery - WORLD EXPERIENCE - in the gallery. Painter, illustrator, illustrator, printmaker, ceramic artist, poet and performance artist: Zaida del Río (* 1954 in Guadalupe, Las Villas, Cuba) is one of the key figures of contemporary Cuban art.…

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Free

UMS ‘n JIP – The Japan Project

15 May @ 20:00 - 23:00
Kunstraum Walcheturm, Kanonengasse 20, 8004 Zürich + Google Map

UMS 'n JIP Swiss Contemporary Music Duo Ulrike Mayer-Spohn (Recorders / electronics) Javier Hagen (voice / electronics) WORKS Kotoka Suzuki New work, 2017, world premiere Chikashi Miyama Factoria, 2013 Keitaro Takahashi Surge II, 2012-15 Takayuki Rai New work, 2017, world premiere Motoharu Kawashima New work, 2017, world premiere Shintaro Imai Subtle Oscillation, 2017, world premiere THE JAPAN PROJECT The Japan Project brings together the Japanese composers Kotoka Suzuki, Shintaro Imai, Motoharu Kawashima, Chikashi Miyama, Takayuki Rai and Keitaro Takahashi, who…

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Live Performance: Centaure – Kurt d’Haeseleer / Franck Vigroux

24 May - 25 May
Kunstraum Walcheturm, Kanonengasse 20, 8004 Zürich + Google Map

Videoex Festival 2017 Live performance: Centaure - Kurt d'Haeseleer / Franck Vigroux Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 23: 30h, Festival Center Kunstraum Walcheturm Centaure is a live audio video performance by Franck Vigroux (music) Kurt d'Haeseleer (video), a postdigital road trip into a dystopian future. It is a virtual «safari» into a world populated by cloned creatures and mutations that seem to be artificially rebuilt from contaminated DNA. Man has disappeared, absorbed by technology. Everything breathes, smells, rotates ... and falls…

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Live Performance México I: LEC Expandido

25 May
videoEx, Kanonengasse 20, Zürich, 8004 Switzerland + Google Map

Live Performance México I: LEC Expandido Thursday 25 May 2017, 23: 00h, Festival Center Kunstraum Walcheturm In his live performances, the LEC - Laboratorio Experimental de Cine - produces new images with several 16mm projectors through interference, suspensions and disturbances. These flicker and flicker, often on several screens, move and are combined with further objects. An immersive soundtrack of noises, samples and modified soundscapes also offer the multi-channel live settings. The audiovisual improvisations have an experimental character and move between…

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Dichtungsring #57 – Poetry Slam with seasonal party

26 May
Rote Fabrik, Seestrasse 395, 8038 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

DICHTUNGSRING #57 On 26.05. We finish the slumber season in the Red Factory with a popping season finale. Some of the best and most successful German-speaking slownesses and slamboots will be on the stage of the action hall with texts from all disciplines and performances of all kinds. With Daniel Wagner (Lörrach), Sophie Passmann (Freiburg iB), Marco Gurtner (Thun), Remo Zumstein (Burgdorf , Gina Walter (Basel, reigning CH-u20 champion), Danny Grimpe (Hamburg) and Micha De Roo (Basel). Krasse's line-up, then!…

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Live Performance México II: Guillermo Gómez-Peña

27 May
Kunstraum Walcheturm, Kanonengasse 20, 8004 Zürich + Google Map

Live Performance México II: La Pocha Nostra / Guillermo Gómez-Peña Saturday, 27 May 2017, 22: 30h, Festival Center Kunstraum Walcheturm Whether as an indio shaman or as an ethno-drag, the performance of Guillermo Gómez-Peña always revolves around borders, border culture, hybrid identities and the confrontation of cultures. As a video artist, author, cultural theorist, poet and photographer, he deals with the politics of language and the body, "extreme culture" and new technologies. In his "Chicano Cyber-Punk-Performances", the border is at…

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June 2017
CHF150

HE:ART – The Experience

2 June - 3 June
Gravity Arts, Siewerdtstrasse 69, 8050 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

HE:ART - The Experience A two day dance intensive with "Matthew Lambden"; Artistic Director of Award Winning Dance Company - Heart Work. 2 Days 10+ Hours 15 Dancers (max) This will be an experience like no other, as you will be led through a variety of exciting and innovative techniques and methods as well as learning various different pieces of complex choreography to push your limits and to help you discover your own creative voice, nurture your craft and discover…

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Free

Fatebe x Oldput

10 June - 29 July
Galerie Maria Bernheim, Limmatstrasse 257, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

FATEBE x OLDPUT unfolds the encounter between two fictional characters central to the work Ebecho Muslimova (b. 1984 in Daghestan Russia, based in New York) and Bailey Scieskza (b. in 1989 in Royal Oak, MI, based in Detroit). Through the satirical mise en scène of FATEBE, a young woman both plump and alarmingly clumsy, in bizarre situations, Ebecho Muslimova deconstructs the codes of the representation of female bodies. Systematically naked and playing with her flesh rather inventively, FATEBE provokes a…

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Concert “Hommage à Gottfried Honegger”

11 June
Kunst im Dolder Bad, Adlisbergstrasse 36, Zürich, 8044 Switzerland + Google Map

The Ensamble for new music honors the last representative of Concrete Art in Zurich with her "Hommage à Gottfried Honegger" a composition by Hans-Peter Frehner. On behalf of Bettina Egger, the daughter of Gottfried Honegger, Hans-Peter Frehner composed a tribute in twelve movements. A quiet work was created for the original ensemble for new musikzürich with Hans-Peter Frehner (flutes), Manfred Spitaler (clarinets), Viktor Müller (Fender Rhodes), Lorenz Haas (drums), Urs Bumbacher (violin) and Nicola Romanò (Violoncello). The work was premiered…

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Exhibition talk: The inheritance of Sigurd Leeder

21 June
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

!Talk held in German With Karin Hermes, winner Swiss Dance Prize 2016, Kulturerbe Dance, for her project Sigurd Leeder, and Ursula Pellaton, specialist Swiss Dance Archives

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CHF23

Action!

23 June - 30 July
Kunsthaus, Heimplatz 1, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

After the heyday of happenings and art actions in the 1960s and 1970s, a young generation of artists is revisiting the medium of performance and expressing an interest in ephemeral and processoriented forms of art. ‘Action!’ examines this phenomenon and transforms the large exhibition gallery of the Kunsthaus into an action space with live performances, works in which visitors themselves become actors, and restagings of iconic historical performances. The focus of the exhibition is very much on the live element:…

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Trisha Brown Dance Company

23 June
Kunsthaus Zürich, Heimplatz 1, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

The deceased recently American dancer and choreographer Trisha Brown (1936-2017) is one of the most important representatives of postmodern dance. She founded the Trisha Brown Dance Company (TBDC) in 1970, which now presents three early pieces in the context of the exhibition: Leaning Duets, 1970 Group Primary Accumulation, 1973 Locus, 1975 Book here: http://action.kunsthaus.ch

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Rimini Protokoll: Top Secret International (Staat 1)

24 June - 29 June
Kunsthaus Zürich, Heimplatz 1, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

!The play is held in German TOP SECRET INTERNATIONAL (STATE 1) Of Rimini Protocol (Haug / Kaegi / Wetzel) Part of the exhibition "Action!" At the Kunsthaus Zürich   In times of global surveillance scandals, alleged no-spy agreements and whistle-blower affairs, Rimini Protocol is entering the global network of state secrets and secret services - the state in the state - in the first part of the tetralogy "State 1-4". In the collection of the Kunsthaus Zürich, the public -…

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Finissage & Sound Performance

24 June
ART FORUM UTE BARTH – Galerie für Moderne & Zeitgenössische Kunst, Kartausstrasse 8, 8008 Zurich Schweiz + Google Map

At the end of the exhibitions of Maria Eitle-Vozar and Maja Vieli-Bisig, we invite you to a very special multimedial sound performance with Maja Vieli - a member of the Trio Pallarel, together with Daniel Bisig and Florian Bogner Finissage of the exhibition: Saturday, June 24, 12-16pm Subsequently, sound performance

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Musée de la danse / Boris Charmatz

24 June
Kunsthaus Zürich, Heimplatz 1, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

A nightly dance in the urban space in which Boris Charmatz traces the situation as the public space has changed as a result of the extremist motivated assassinations of recent months and years. It is a breathtaking dance of bodies that touch without inhibitions and in which the dancers spit verbal improvisations and a kind of beatboxing without a beat - an intense experience. Tickets and info: http://action.kunsthaus.ch

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Performance: summit storm

25 June
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

An improvisational theater in the exhibition With Simone Schwegler and Sven Stickling, actor The actors go on a hike through the mountains and valleys of the Swiss tourism world. They interact with the audience as well as with the exhibition space and are inspired by the poster subjects. At 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm.

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Tracey Rose: Art Thou Not Fair: KniggerKhaffirKhoon aka ‘KKK’

28 June
Kunsthaus Zürich, Heimplatz 1, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

Tracey Rose (* 1974) reflects in her work cultural, economic and political differences and inequalities of our time. She is particularly interested in her home country of South Africa and the role and history of the (African) woman. Art Thou Not Fair: KniggerKhaffirKhoon, aka 'KKK' deals with questions of racism, slave trade and the postcolonial heritage, as well as the representation of African Americans, Africans and particularly South Africans. The three actresses are inspired by Steve McQueen's 12 Years a…

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Allan Kaprow / San Keller Yard – From zero to one hundred

29 June - 27 July
Kunsthaus Zürich, Heimplatz 1, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

San Keller stages a reinterpretation of Allan Kaprow's factory yard from 1961: The visitors enter an empty training room with mirror wall, ballet bar and 48 car tires in a rack. It is up to them how to contact the tires. Every week a dancer offers a training with the tires for the visitors. Visitors should leave the training room as they found it. Further data: June 29th: 18.30-19.45 hrs 6/13/20/27 July: 10.15 - 11.30 hrs Information: http://action.kunsthaus.ch

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Alexandra Pirici: Signals

30 June - 30 July
Kunsthaus Zürich, Heimplatz 1, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

Filter bubbles and algorithms characterize today the information flow. What social and electronic mechanisms make it possible for information to be transmitted virally around the world, for example, a recording of holidaymakers who meet refugees on the beach? Alexandra Pirici examines these questions and gives visitors the opportunity to select the 30 most relevant stories from a selection of stories and images. The algorithms and scoring systems normally used by the big search engines turn Pirici upside down. Five performers…

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Adelita Husni Bey: Action für Sands Brigade

30 June
Zürich, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

A mountain of sandbags in the middle of the city. What happened? An assassination attempt? A natural catastrophe? Suddenly, people run into the square, form a human chain, and begin to throw the sandbags and build a wall at a gigantic speed. It seems as if a sudden emergency had come and the city had to be saved from a catastrophe. But then comes a second group, which deconstructs the newly constructed wall. Thus, an absurd Sisyphus choreography emerges which…

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July 2017

Rimini Protokoll: Top Secret International (Staat 1)

2 July - 30 July
Kunsthaus Zürich, Heimplatz 1, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

In times of global surveillance scandals, alleged no-spy agreements and whistle-blower affairs, the audience in Rimini's interactive section, Top Secret International (State 1), enters the global network of state secrets and secret services - the state in the state. In the collection of the Kunsthaus Zürich, the participants - not to be distinguished from other visitors - are themselves an unobtrusive observer and secret agent. Duration: 1h 45 min. Information and reservation: http://action.kunsthaus.ch

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Tracey Rose: Art Thou Not Fair: KniggerKhaffirKhoon aka ‘KKK’

2 July - 30 July
Kunsthaus Zürich, Heimplatz 1, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

Tracey Rose (* 1974) reflects in her work cultural, economic and political differences and inequalities of our time. She is particularly interested in her home country of South Africa and the role and history of the (African) woman. Art Thou Not Fair: KniggerKhaffirKhoon, aka 'KKK' deals with questions of racism, slave trade and the postcolonial heritage, as well as the representation of African Americans, Africans and particularly South Africans. The three actresses are inspired by Steve McQueen's 12 Years a…

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Katema (avant-première) !

8 July - 9 July
Kunsthaus Zürich, Heimplatz 1, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

Lucinda Childs presented Katema (1978) 39 years ago in the auditorium of the Kunsthaus Zürich. Now her niece Ruth Childs is re-staging the piece at the very same location. A unique opportunity! Sat, 8 July, following the performance: discussion in English with Ruth Childs, Ty Boomershine and Mirjam Varadinis. Places Limited! Booking and valid exhibition ticket requested. Please collect your tickets from the Kunsthaus cash desk on the day, no later than half an hour before the performance begins. Katema,…

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Lucinda / Ruth Childs: Katema, 1978/2017

9 July
Kunsthaus Zürich, Heimplatz 1, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

Lucinda Childs showed Katema (1978) 39 years ago in the lecture room of the Kunsthaus Zürich. Now her niece, Ruth Childs, returns the play at exactly the same place as at that time. A unique opportunity! After the performance: Talk in English with Ruth Childs, Ty Boomershine and Mirjam Varadinis. The number of seats is limited. Reservation and valid exhibition embroidery required. Information: http://action.kunsthaus.ch

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Performance Valérie Reding

9 July
Atelier Hermann Haller, Höschgasse 8, Zürich, 8008 Switzerland + Google Map

Performance by Valérie Reding followed by an interview with the artist Produced by REDart Livemusik by Ivan Monteiro

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Noise: Vanesa ‘La Lirio’ – Paseo Flamenco

13 July
Kulturfolger, Idastrasse 46, 8003 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Third event of a series of explorations around the topic of Noise Vanesa Gálvez also known as "La Lirio" is a Spanish flamenco dancer, choreographer and pedagogue. Through her work and pieces she translates her passion for language to the body expression, nurtured with the cultural legacy of tradition and honoring human presence and performance through it's great voice and gesture. The dance of Vanesa Gálvez gathers the languages of Spanish Dance, Flamenco and Contemporary. She's specialized on pedagogy in…

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Koki Tanaka: Precarious Tasks #9: 24hrs Gathering

15 July - 16 July
Kunsthaus Zürich, Heimplatz 1, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

What happens when you suddenly find yourself stuck in a place because of a catastrophe? After the earthquake in Fukushima, many people have done so. The Japanese artist Koki Tanaka stages this situation and invites to a 24-hour gathering, reflecting on community, solidarity, everyday actions and rituals, but also drinking tea or watching movies together. The number of seats is limited. Reservation and valid exhibition embroidery required. Information and reservation: http://action.kunsthaus.ch/de/event/precarious-tasksv/2017-07-15

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August 2017
CHF23

Cantastorie

25 August - 8 October
Kunsthaus, Heimplatz 1, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

The precious ‘Cantastorie’, a fascinating and unknown accumulation of images and image cycles, were handed down from one generation to the next in two families of minstrels and puppeteers from Naples and Foggia who used them to place great cultural issues literally before an audience. In a way they were the first comics, full of beautiful princesses, valiant knights, chaotic battles, gruesome tales and voracious monsters. Some 100 magnificently colourful masterpieces of folk art created in the first decades of…

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September 2017

Full moon tea ceremony

6 September
Museum Rietberg Zürich, Gablerstrasse 15, Zürich, 8002 Switzerland + Google Map

In Japan the autumn full moon is called the most beautiful moon in the whole year. Already a thousand years ago this full moon night at the imperial court was celebrated with music, poems and a tea ceremony. With teamaster Soyu Mukai Read more: bit.ly/2w9MXEy

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Origins of Samba

7 September
Johann Jacobs Museum, Seefeldquai 17, 8034 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Raimundo dos Santos Concert Musician, composer and painter Raimundo dos Santos (b. 1971), called Bida, lives and works in his hometown Salvador da Bahia. His broad repertoire includes not only the musical tradition from the time of slavery and the plantation economy, but modern Brazilian dance and pop music as well. Besides Samba de Roda, Xote and Afoxé music, his compositions are based on elements of reggae, blues and funk. Many of his songs have been recorded by influential groups…

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Creative Spirituality

9 September - 10 September
Shanti Jay, Meinrad-Lienert-Strasse 3 , 8003 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Session A. Dancing the Change Bioenergetic and empowerment through concepts, creative self mapping. Writing, drawing and free movement. Time: 4hrs Session B. Voice as a Channel Breathing and natural singing. Following cycles and elements. Individual and collective sound and movement. Time: 3hrs Session C. Femenine Poetry Body movement, active meditation and the femenine energy. The spaces and times. Time: 4hrs Session D. Eyes: Bridge between the outside and inside The Eyes Yoga. Present, image- creation of the inner and outer…

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Thus I Spoke: «The Place of the Grave», 2013

12 September
Cabaret Voltaire, Spiegelgasse 1, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Performance by/with Krõõt Juurak (EE) Curated by Michelangelo Miccolis (IT) A girl was playing in the house and suddenly the Grave came to the girl and said: «Little girl, little girl, you can play here but you have to close the doors and windows.» The girl said yes and continued to play. Then the Grave came a second time and said: «Little girl, little girl, you can play here but you have to remember to close the doors and windows.»…

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Performance 4 Evenings: «Who Owns it? Can I Hold it?», premiere

19 September
Cabaret Voltaire, Spiegelgasse 1, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Performance von Ruth Beale (UK), with Søren Berner (DK) Curated by Søren Berner (DK) Contemplating property and possession, the meaning of public ownership, and the concept of commons, «Who Owns It? Can I Hold It?» combines text, audio and spontaneous movement. Using handheld objects hewn from a single lump of porcelain, the performance co-opts the movements of the audience as a means of collective healing and meditation. Coming from mid-Brexit Britain, where the population is divided over political questions large…

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Circumstances, Concert and Record Recording Session

21 September
Binz39 Foundation, Sihlquai 133, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

Concert and finissage as part of the exhibition "Komponenten am Bürgersteig" by Daniel V. Keller

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WURF. / performance / Bruno Jakob & Hans Witschi

22 September
Last Tango, Röntgenstrasse 6, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

Last Tango is pleased to present WURF. a performance by Bruno Jakob and Hans Witschi. WURF. Invisible Expandible and Breathing Images, 2017 Technical Materials: Brave, Tender, Gorgeous, Miraculous, Extraordinary, Astonishing, Brilliant, Joyful, Amazing, Rich, Iconic, Fabulous, Touching, Breathtaking, Dazzling, Terrific, Imagination, Immersive, Galvanizing, Illuminating, Hypnotic, Beautiful, Sublime, Transcendent, Hilarious and so on. Music: Hans Witschi, Piano, "INTUITIONS 2017" Location: In, on, around and everywhere.

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To Come and See

22 September
Helmhaus Zürich, Limmatquai 31, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

Performance by Eilit Marom, Anna Massoni, Elpida Orfanidou, Adina Secretan, Simone Truong, with you (hopefully). Within the framework of the exhibition "An Exhibition for You". Here, you, the spectator, the viewer are the same complice and intruder: The performers use the helm house as a playground, as an ecosystem, as a habitat. Touching, complimenting, shifting attention, looking back. Between closeness and distance, presence and disappearance, a sensuous landscape emerges - cheerful and eerie at the same time. It invites you…

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“Othello” – Kathakali meets Shakespeare

23 September
Museum Rietberg Zürich, Gablerstrasse 15, Zürich, 8002 Switzerland + Google Map

Sadanam Balakrishnan, one of the probably most important contemporary masters of this ancient art form, travels to Zurich with his internationally acclaimed ensemble for two guest appearances exclusively at the Museum Rietberg. In this unforgettable theater performance Kathakali meets Shakespeare. The unusual encounter of a western theater icon with top artists of Indian dance tradition. Introduction in German by Pavel Jiracek, operatic dramaturge "Kathakali" Colors, drama, music and dance: Kathakali is one of the classical theater traditions of South India -…

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The Near and the Nigh

23 September
la_cápsula, Geroldstrasse 31, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

We are happy to invite you to the second event by la_cápsula The Near and the Nigh Derzu Campos September 23rd, 2017 // 6.30 - 10.30 pm Live performance Signs Preceding the End of the World // 9.30 pm DJ set after the show *The artist will be present https://www.lacapsula-zh.com/thenearandthenigh About the project: The Near and the Nigh works as a cycle of light and darkness in which urbanism, social conflicts and the end of the world serve to establish…

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Indian Dance Theatre Meets Shakespeare

23 September
Museum Rietberg Zürich, Gablerstrasse 15, Zürich, 8002 Switzerland + Google Map

Colors, drama, music and dance: Kathakali, a classical theatre tradition from South India, is a mixture between ballet, theatre, opera and pantomime, featuring impressive masks, costumes and complex gestures. Asia Society Switzerland and Museum Rietberg are partnering for an unusual Kathakali performance: Sadanam Balakrishnan, a world-renowned master of this ancient art form, will perform with his ensemble an interpretation of Shakespeare’s «Othello» - for the very first time in Switzerland. Sadanam Balakrishnan sees many similarities between the traditions of Shakespeare…

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Oh my silly, silly, silly mind!

23 September
Helmhaus Zürich, Limmatquai 31, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

Performance / choreography by Stefanie Knobel - with Anna Lehr, Tabea Magyar, Désirée Meul and Nina Tshomba. In the installation with texts by Stefanie Knobel in collaboration with Samrat Banerjee. Performance at the exhibition "An exhibition for you". You take oxygen into your system and give it off as carbondioxide. Even now. "Oh my silly, silly silly mind!" is an installative and performative technology-textile fiction, in which bodies recapture their virtual domains. We breathe in an extensive cotton fabric composition,…

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To Give a Hand

24 September
Helmhaus Zürich, Limmatquai 31, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

Performances with duets from participants of the Zurich Autonomous School, the Atelierschule, the ZHdK, the Third Spring Society, the HORA Theater. A project by Simone Truong and Eilit Marom, Anna MAssoni, Elpida Orfanidou and Adina Secretan as part of the exhibition "An exhibition for you". You, the visitor, the visitor, is invited to attend a series of duets, one by one. In each, an individual list of pleasure is played, according to the wishes and needs of the Duet-Dus. You…

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Performative Reading: The Baltic Atlas

28 September
Kulturfolger, Idastrasse 46, Zürich, 8003 Switzerland + Google Map

ABOUT: THE BALTIC ATLAS … is a gradient between two questions. The first: "what is possible to imagine?" focuses on interpretations, fictional stories, analyses, and reflections on the ongoing processes, and proposes future projections. The second: "what is possible?" is an inquiry into the methods, resources, and parameters that define space. Parallel discourses are positioned next to each other—overlaid in an atlas that works in range of different modes. An atlas is a medium that unravels multiple ways of seeing…

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October 2017

Performance 4 Evenings: «No Title No Work», premiere

3 October
Cabaret Voltaire, Spiegelgasse 1, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Performance by Christian Falsnaes (DK), with Søren Berner (DK) Curated by Søren Berner (DK) What happens when people have to give up control and simply give in to instructions and orders? Christian Falsnaes addresses a highly current topic as he wants to make visible the mechanisms of following authoritarian orders that organize society but that we normally don’t recognize. His works are based upon the interaction between audience and artist and deal with rituals, social dynamics and group behaviour in…

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WAY OUT

5 October - 6 October
Kulturmarkt Zürich, Aemtlerstrasse 23, Zürich, 8003 Switzerland + Google Map

A dance performance with four dancers and four bodies telling stories of losing and finding. Sadly, strong, melancholic, but also bizarre and funny moments characterize this evening-filling performance. A journey of discovery to a common identity, a mosaic of virtuosity and contrasts. Nunzio Impellizzeri brings together various elements of loss, takes scenes and stories of everyday life, links them together, and impresses them impressively. WAY OUT is a sophisticated contemporary dance performance realized with professional, international dancers. The Nunzio Impellizzeri…

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Thus I Spoke: «United in Stomach Flu, London Weeps: Excerpts fro

10 October
Cabaret Voltaire, Spiegelgasse 1, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Performance by/with Cally Spooner (UK) and with Michelangelo Miccolis (IT) Curated by Michelangelo Miccolis (IT) Cally Spooner reads from her novel in progress, interspersed with some unwritten thoughts for 2017, on states of rehearsal, Galileoʼs telescope, out-of-work speech writers, sweat, shame, structured reality, fake news, false tears and outsourcing. Previous presentations include: Serpentine Galleries, London (UK). For more about Cally Spooner see: http://cabaretvoltaire.ch/en/thuse-i-spoke.html

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Poudre I Concert & Bar

10 October
KATZ CONTEMPORARY, Talstrasse 83, Zürich, CH-8001 Switzerland + Google Map

Poudre sind im El Tschuggo Forest von Patrick Graf zu Gast und bespielen die Installation des zürcher Künstlers. Die Sängerin Franziska Bruecker und der Gitarrist Simon Borer haben sich während ihrer Studienzeit kennen gelernt und spielen seither unter dem Namen Poudre zusammen. Über die Jahre hat sich ihr Repertoire von Jazzstandards hin zu liebevoll gestalteten Arrangements von Popsongs gewandelt. Aus dieser Entwicklung heraus entstanden die ersten gemeinsam geschriebenen Songs. Sie komponieren zusammen Musik, welche die Liebe zum Singer-Songwriting mit Improvisationslust…

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Finissage, intervention and performance

14 October
Tart, Gotthardstrasse 54, Zürich, 8002 Switzerland + Google Map

Finissage Saturday, October 14, 2017 6 pm - 7 pm Intervention: Bettina Diel & Sibylle Ciarloni 8 pm - 10 pm Musicperformance: Kejeblos & CCO Within the framework of the exhibition * KOMPLIZEN * 23.09 - 15.10 Accomplice moves between collaborative work and cooperative exchange in heterogeneous fields and creates a temporary place for dialogue and collaboration within an experimental platform. The most varied motifs for expression forms and boundaries of cooperation are explored, explored and presented.

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