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Hans was Heiri

Fondation BNP Paribas 2012

Choreographer(s) : Zimmermann, Martin (Switzerland) De Perrot, Dimitri (Switzerland)

Present in collection(s): Fondation BNP Paribas

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Hans was Heiri

Fondation BNP Paribas 2012

Choreographer(s) : Zimmermann, Martin (Switzerland) De Perrot, Dimitri (Switzerland)

Present in collection(s): Fondation BNP Paribas

en fr

Hans was heiri

Hans was Heiri builds on the insight that we humans are surprisingly similar when it comes to basic needs and desires. Does life often seem to fail simply because we, as individuals, try so hard to be unique and different?

-In Hans was Heiri, Zimmermann & de Perrot approach this conundrum with wit, humour, frustration and philosophical depth. Together with five outstanding circus artists and dancers, they again manage, based on the artistic quality of their production, to take audiences to places beyond expectations.

Different, the same, or just difference in sameness Whatever, Hans was Heiri.

Zimmermann, Martin

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

De Perrot, Dimitri

Dimitri de Perrot was born in 1976 in Neuchatel, Switzerland. After matriculating from the Kunstgymnasium in Zurich he developed further as a self-taught musician and composer. In 1998 he turned his attention to the theater, and began to work as a director.


Source : Zimmermann & de Perrot


More information : zimmermanndeperrot.com

Hans was Heiri

Artistic direction / Conception : Zimmermann & de Perrot

Choreography : Martin Zimmermann

Interpretation : Tarek Halaby, Dimitri Jourde , Dimitri de Perrot, Gaël Santisteva, Mélissa Von Vépy, Methinee Wongtrakoon, Martin Zimmermann

Artistic consultancy / Dramaturgy : Sabine Geistlich

Original music : Dimitri de Perrot

Lights : Ursula Degen

Costumes : Franziska Born

Settings : Zimmermann & de Perrot, Ingo Groher, Christian Voth, Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne

Sound : Andy Neresheimer

Other collaborations : Eugénie Rebetez (oeil extérieur)

Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : Verein Zimmermann & de Perrot

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