Eins Zwei Drei
Packed with visual collisions, Zimmermann’s wordless theatre has circus, dance and visual-arts roots. Here, with live piano accompaniment, a tasteful museum space catalyses, in tragi-comic manner, the violence and complexity of human passions… As the three characters (at once actors, dancers and circus performers) come up against the institution’s walls and their own limits, and things go irresistibly askew, what chance survival? Will the seeds of conflict finally cause them to snap, or rewrite the rules?
Source: Biennale de la danse 2018
Martin Zimmermann was born in 1970 and grew up in Wildberg, a small Swiss village. After studying set design, he graduated from the Centre National des Arts du Cirque (C.N.A.C.) in France. Following his return to Zurich in 1998 he began to work as a choreographer and director. Ever since then, Martin Zimmermann has worked in partnership mainly with the composer and director Dimitri de Perrot with whom he co-directs the company Zimmermann & de Perrot. They have performed their productions around the world. Several of their pieces were created at Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne: Hoi (2001, Gaff Aff (2006), Öper Öpis (2008) and Hans was Heiri (2012)
Martin Zimmermann lives and works in Zurich.
More information : zimmermanndeperrot.com
Born in 1977, Fabien Plasson is a video director specialized in the field of performing arts (dance , music, etc).
During his studies at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Lyon (joined in 1995) Fabien discovered video art. He was trained by various video artists (Joel Bartoloméo Pascal Nottoli , Eric Duyckaerts , etc) .
He first experimented with the creation of installations and cinematic objects.
From 2001 to 2011, he was in charge of Ginger & Fred video Bar’s programming at La Maison de la Danse in Lyon. He discovered the choreographic field and the importance of this medium in the dissemination, mediation and pedagogical approach to dance alongside Charles Picq, who was a brilliant video director and the director of the video department at that time.
Today, Fabien Plasson is the video director at La Maison de la Danse and in charge of the video section of Numeridanse.tv, an online international video library, and continues his creative activities, making videos of concerts, performances and also creating video sets for live performances.
Sources: Maison de la Danse ; Fabien Plasson website
More information: fabione.fr
Eins Zwei Drei
Artistic direction / Conception
Tarek Halaby, Dimitri Jourde, Romeu Runa et Colin Vallon
Artistic consultancy / Dramaturgy
Martin Zimmermann, Sarah Büchel
Martin Zimmermann, Simeon Meier
Production / Coproduction of the video work
Biennale de la danse 2018 - Fabien Plasson