Martin Zimmermann (CH)
Dance, theatre, comedy
Language: No language | Age: 12+
Hallo is the first solo creation by the renowned movement artist, choreographer, director and clown Martin Zimmermann. Hallo is an attempt to fling the absurdities of his inner life inside out and get a grip on his bizarre thought processes. For the setting of his creation, Zimmermann has chosen a frame structure, turning it into a shop window-like space to showcase a tragicomic figure driven by the desire to become what he appears to be. The seemingly static framework turns out to be much more dynamic, much more fragile than one thought, and might make you think of this performance as a living sculpture. At the heart of Zimmermann’s work lies the dialogue between the human body and objects with a life of their own as they meet head-on and interact in a generally unstable and unpropitious space. Objects come alive and fly around his head, magic overflows the space, obliterating the boundary between fiction and reality. He loses touch with reality, mistakes himself for his own reflection in the mirror, folds himself up and becomes another prop on the stage.
Vordingborg Teater 7pm
Vordingborgh Teater 7.30pm
Concept, direction, stage design, choreography and performance: Martin Zimmermann
Dramaturgy: Sabine Geistlich
Development – stage design, technical project manager: Ingo Groher
Music creation: Colin Vallon
Direction & choreography assistance: Eugénie Rebetez
Costume design: Franziska Born
Light design: Sammy Marchina
Sound design: Andy Neresheimer
Creation – stage manager: extra Roger Studer
Creation – stage direction and technical production: Sarah Büchel
Technical concept – stage design: Christiane Voth, Ingo Groher
Stage design – construction: Ateliers Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne, Ingo Groher
Motorisation stage design: Thierry Kaltenrieder
Costumes: Franziska Born, Bea Zimmermann
Theatre Painter: Michèle Rebetez-Martin
Accessories: Atelier CLSFX Paris, Eric Rihs
Diffusion and production: Alain Vuignier
International producer: Claire Béjanin
Production: Zimmermann & de Perrot
Executive production: MZ Atelier
Coproduction: Châteauvallon – Centre National de Création et Diffusion Culturelles • Espace Jean Legendre, Compiègne – scène nationale de l’Oise en préfiguration • KVS – Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg • La Filature, scène nationale – Mulhouse • Le Merlan, scène nationale à Marseille avec Pôle Cirque Méditerranée (CREAC de Marseille, Théâtre Europe, La Seynesur Mer) • Le Volcan, scène nationale du Havre • Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg • Maillon – Théâtre de Strasbourg – Scène européenne • Pour-cent culturel Migros • Theater Casino Zug • Théâtre de la Ville, Paris • Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne • Zürcher Theater Spektakel.
With support of Ernst Göhner Stiftung • Fondation BNP Paribas. Thanks to Schauspielhaus Zürich.
Final rehearsals at Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne, premiere 4th November 2014.
Martin Zimmermann is backed by a cooperative contract of support between the city of Zurich’s department of cultural affaires, the cultural affairs service of Canton Zurich and Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council.
Martin Zimmermann is “Artiste associe” at Tanzhaus Zürich