TANZflug / Mirjam Gurtner

Almost Home

Tour Dates

Duration: 90 mins. without break

April 29, 2022

Zürich

20:00

Ticket
April 30, 2022

Zürich

14:00

Ticket
April 30, 2022

Zürich

18:00

Ticket
May 1, 2022

Zürich

14:00

Ticket
May 1, 2022

Zürich

18:00

Ticket
May 21, 2022

Genève

16:00

Ticket
May 21, 2022

Genève

20:00

Ticket
May 22, 2022

Genève

11:00

Ticket
May 22, 2022

Genève

15:00

Ticket
Ticket information

25hours Hotel Zürich West

Zürich

Pfingstweidstr. 102

www.tanzflug.ch

25hours Hotel Zürich West

Zürich

Pfingstweidstr. 102

www.tanzflug.ch

25hours Hotel Zürich West

Zürich

Pfingstweidstr. 102

www.tanzflug.ch

25hours Hotel Zürich West

Zürich

Pfingstweidstr. 102

www.tanzflug.ch

25hours Hotel Zürich West

Zürich

Pfingstweidstr. 102

www.tanzflug.ch

Hôtel N'vY

Genève

Rue de Richemont 18

www.tanzflug.ch

Hôtel N'vY

Genève

Rue de Richemont 18

www.tanzflug.ch

Hôtel N'vY

Genève

Rue de Richemont 18

www.tanzflug.ch

Hôtel N'vY

Genève

Rue de Richemont 18

www.tanzflug.ch

Goodbye theatre auditorium, hello lobby! Almost Home takes the audience inside a hotel, a place that stands for transit, the interface between inside and outside, public and private, hidden and exposed. It is a place where both close proximity and distance exist right next door. Within this setting, the dancers play with the ambivalent meaning of the hotel and try to make both sides tangible to the audience. What is it like to encounter another individual in a hotel room, and how do I look at a group from an anonymous distance? As a location-specific performance installation, Almost Home takes the audience on a unique journey through spaces that suddenly acquire new meaning, raising questions about visual habits and feelings of home. When do I feel at home and where do I feel out of place? What do I perceive and how do I look at my counterpart? The work opens up a new perspective on a familiar place and creates unexpected and intimate encounters between very different types of people. It begs the audience to discover new things.

Mirjam Gurtner

Mirjam Gurtner

The freelance choreographer and dancer studied dance at Theater Basel, Staatsoper Wien, the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London. She lives and works in Basel and Berlin. Her artistic practice deals with instant composition and the correlation between sense perception and physicality. Her work seeks inclusive and intercultural exchange. Through interdisciplinary collaboration, she explores the relationship between the audience and the body in motion within the context of theatre, museum and public space. She is currently touring with her latest work PLAY, which she performs both onstage as well as in the open. From 2011 to 2016, she was a member of the renowned Candoco Dance Company in London. She has danced for Trisha Brown, Jérôme Bel, Thomas Hauert, Rachid Ouramdane and Wendy Houston, among others. She is internationally active as an educator and lecturer for improvisation, instant composition and inclusive dance. In 2021, she received the June Johnson Newcomer Prize as part of the Swiss Performing Arts Awards 2021. Picture: Charlotte Krieger

TANZflug

TANZflug

Founded in 2018, TANZflug is committed to promoting cultural participation in Zurich. Its vision is to create a platform that allows disabled and non-disabled individuals to meet and artistically collaborate on equal footing, whether in school or rehearsals, while dancing or attending a performance together. As part of the Migros Culture Percentage Dance Festival Steps, TANZflug will perform the location-specific work Almost Home with choreographer Mirjam Gurtner, which is an inclusive and multigenerational dance performance set in a hotel and will be premiered in Zurich and Geneva. Picture: Matthias Wäckerlin

Programme:

Almost Home

Artistic Director/choreography:

Mirjam Gurtner

Artistic assistant:

Elena Morena Weber

Costumes:

Nic Tillein

Dancers and co-creators (original cast):

Antoinette Berta, Helga Starcevic, Heinz Meier, Tonja Richardet, Marianne Andenmatten, Maria Hauswirth-Büchel, Yeonji Han, Corina Arbenz, Nora Tosconi, Manel Salas Palau, Elena Morena Weber

Production management:

Mara Natterer, Jacques Erlanger

Co-production:

ZÜRICH TANZT

Supported by:

Fachstelle Kultur Kanton Zürich, Ernst Göhner Foundation, Denk an mich Foundation, Symphasis Foundation, Kulturpark Zürich, Buchmann-Kollbrunner Foundation, Migros Culture Percentage Zurich, Martha Bock Foundation, Anne-Marie Schindler Foundation, Stab Foundation, Max Bircher Foundation, Werner H. Spross Foundation, Schweizerische Interpretengesellschaft SIS, Tanzhaus Zürich, 25hours Hotel Zurich West, Hôtel N’vY Geneva, Migros Culture Percentage Dance Festival Steps

Premiere:

29 April 2022 at 25hours Hotel Zurich West as part of the Migros Culture Percentage Dance Festival Steps

Age recommendation:

8 years and older

Note:

The audience can move freely between the different areas inside the hotel. There is no reserved seating. However, chairs are available if necessary. The hotel in Geneva is only partially wheelchair-accessible. Reservations for wheelchair tickets: www.tanzflug.ch 

Further information:

Dokumentation Almost Home

Mirjam Gurtner

Verein TANZflug