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Öper Öpis

Fondation BNP Paribas 2008

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

Present in collection(s): Fondation BNP Paribas

Video producer : Zimmermann & de Perrot

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Öper Öpis

Fondation BNP Paribas 2008

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

Present in collection(s): Fondation BNP Paribas

Video producer : Zimmermann & de Perrot

en fr

Öper Öpis

For Öper Öpis Zimmermann & de Perrot invited five exceptional circus artists and dancers to join them.
The action takes place on an unstable stage that can tilt in response to movements made by the protagonists. It constitutes the uncertain basis on which the characters, alone or in pairs, display themselves – thereby risking life and limb. The encounters are soft, fleeting, spectacular and daring, and more often than not result in a decline. As the characters untiringly seek new challenges in their relationships with the others, they upset the balance and are thereby in danger of losing the ground under their feet. Everyday situations unravel into absurdity. With compassion and humour, Öper Öpis is about the impossibility of finding in others what one is really looking for: oneself.


Source : Zimmermann& de Perrot

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

Öper Öpis

Artistic direction / Conception : Zimmermann & de Perrot

Choreography : Martin Zimmermann

Artistic consultancy / Dramaturgy : Sabine Geistlich

Stage direction : Zimmermann & de Perrot

Original music : Dimitri de Perrot

Lights : Christa Wenger, Pierre Villard /Catherine Rutishauser (régie)

Costumes : Franziska Born, Carola Bachmann (Assistante costumes)

Settings : Zimmermann & de Perrot, Ingo Groher et Schauspielhaus Zürich (construction)

Technical direction : Ursula Degen

Sound : Andy Neresheimer, Franck Bourgoin /Andy Neresheimer (régie)

Other collaborations : Marcello Pirrone (Régie plateau), Pavel Dagorov (Régie générale), Fritz Bisenz (Oeil extérieur), Alain Vuignier (Administration et diffusion), Claire Béjanin (Productrice internationale)

Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : Production Verein Zimmermann & de Perrot — Coproduction Schauspielhaus Zürich / Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne / Théâtre de la Ville, Paris / Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg / Pour-cent culturel Migros / La Filature, scène nationale – Mulhouse / Le Merlan, scène nationale à Marseille / Le-Maillon, Théâtre de Strasbourg - Scène européenne / La Ferme du Buisson scène nationale de Marne-la-Vallée / Equinoxe, scène nationale de Châteauroux/Opéra Dijon/Theater Chur/London International Mime Festival — Avec le soutien de Ville de Zurich - affaires culturelles / Service aux affaires culturelles du Canton de Zurich / Pro Helvetia - Fondation suisse pour la culture / Fondation Ernst Göhner / Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation / Fondation Sophie et Karl Binding / SSA - Société Suisse des Auteurs Zimmermann & de Perrot bénéficie d'un contrat coopératif de subvention entre la ville de Zurich - affaires culturelles, le service aux affaires culturelles du Canton de Zurich et Pro Helvetia - Fondation suisse pour la culture. — Zimmermann & de Perrot bénéficie du soutien de la Fondation BNP Paribas pour le développement de ses projets — Résidence de fin de création au Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne, première le 29 octobre 2008

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