FLORA und ihre Bilder
Dance-theatre-performance by Cie. GangWERK (CH) and Fanerose in co-production with Theater am Gleis in Winterthur.
Première: 6th of February 2015.
Source of inspiration is the museum Villa Flora in Winterthur (close to Zurich), a house where the owners lived amongst collected artworks for several generations. A tourné will follow. In April the performance will be presented in the museum Villa Flora itself.
Before this villa became a museum, the Hahnloser family lived surrounded by artworks of Bonnard, Van Gogh, Vallotton etc. Members of the family and the paintings inevitably influenced each other.
Because of decisions in local cultural policy the museum is temporarily closed since April 2014. Due to the absence of all artworks a motion of desolation and loneliness rules over the house.
Removing all these paintings not only takes away part of the ‘world’ the residents grew up in, but symbolizes at the same time a much bigger issue. What happens when our collective (cultural) inheritance disapears? When materialism takes over from humanity?
Out of a situation in which all familiarity and humanity has disappeared, the actors try to find a way to function again. They try to get a grip on the smallest things around them, beginning with their own body and language. This becomes a search in reinventing lost values and meanings. But how can one get a grip on meanings in a volatile medium, such as ‘theatre’?
The rough and personal body language of the performers in FLORA underlines the reccuring topic in the work of Evelyne Verhellen: how people literally and figuratively wriggle themselves to belong, while they actually don’t fulfill the dictated standards.
From and with: Sandra Cvetkovic (D), Anne Daubersmidt (CH), Evelyne Verhellen
Director: Evelyne Verhellen
Video Artist: Tabea Rothfuchs (CH)
Creative Programming: David Fortmann (CH)
Idee / Productie: Anne Dauberschmidt
06/02/2015, 8.15 p.m., Première, Theater am Gleis, Winterthur
07/02/2015, 8.15 p.m., Theater am Gleis, Winterthur
08/02/2015, 7 p.m., Theater am Gleis, Winterthur
12/02/2015, 8 p.m., Keller 62, Zürich
13/02/2015, 8 p.m., Keller 62, Zürich
14/02/2015, 8 p.m., Keller 62, Zürich