Zurich-based choreographer Simone Aughterlony will be presenting «Everything Fits in the Room» at the American Realness Festival from January 12-15, her collaboration with Jen Rosenblit. Inside this room, meetings in a dungeon-like interior and normal domestic activity result in caution, danger and amnesia. A free-standing wall, a roaming kitchen island and decaying bodies are part of a disruptive ecology that needs constant adjustment. Rhythmic sorcery drives the effort despite the ungovernability of ingredients. Is this a construction site or a cookery demonstration? The room offers an expanded horizon, no longer obliged to rid oneself of the things that supposedly suspend progress. With local guest performer Niall Noel Jones.
The Genevan Ioannis Mandafounis will present his successful production «One One One» at the Panoply Performance Laboratory on January 13, where one dancer will dance for one spectator, with the rest of the audience watching from outside. In the simple staging of two parallel lines on the floor and two chairs, one on each line, the artists will give the audience unexpected experiences. The artists translate emotions from the public and transform them, sending them back in the language of dance.
Pro Helvetia will host an Artists’ Salon on January 15, together with the Catalan Institute Ramon Llull, where dance and theatre artists from Switzerland and Catalonia will report on their current work. This will take place in the Gibney Dance Center, after which there will be an exchange of ideas at a networking brunch. The following artists from Switzerland will participate: Phil Hayes, Marco Berrettini, Simone Aughterlony, Nicole Seiler.