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Three bodies. One field. The 100 best love songs.

They long for something to happen, for some explosion. They fight fiercely for love, for affection, for recognition. Startlingly athletic and dynamic, this trio is a battlefield.

Limbs tangle like tentacles, as the dancers cling to and struggle with each other. But is it just a frenzy signifying nothing? The more they are together, the more they feel alone.

“Two of us are hugging each other. Searching for hope and trust in the physical togetherness. Longing for an increasing self-power. Simply seeking for a different feeling than fear.”

A performance about the tireless fight that something should happen in life. And the disillusionment that if something happens, then it’s not been the right thing. That the more you want to experience the less you experience. A performance that is trying to understand what drives people and how can we engage. A performance with three people who want to engage together. Who believe in the strength of being “TOGETHER” and who finally fail in that wish or that attempt.

It questions how we connect and communicate with others. It reflects on the impossibilities of these connections. Can one lose her / himself within the group? Can one give up on her / his individual thoughts? The performance shows a mechanism of tragedy and the inability to really meet one and another.

Choreography: Tabea Martin
Choreographic assistant: Viola Perra
Dancers: Stephanie Bayle, Carl Staaf, Luca Cacitti
Dramaturgy: Youness Anzane
Light designer: Minna Heikkilä
Light: Dave Staring
Costume: Mirjam Egli
Production and distribution: Cecile Brissier / Kilim Production

Thanks: Sebastian Nübling, Matthias Mooij, Rebecca Weingartner, Laura Pregger, Pol Bierhoff

Production: Kilim Production
Coproduction: Gymnase CDC / Roubaix - Kaserne Basel Partners Rotterdamse Schouwburg / Rotterdam - Theater aan het Vrijthof / Maastricht - Grand Theatre / Groningen - ADN / Neuchatel
With the support of Centre National de la Danse / Paris - Kanton Basel-Landschaft

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Tabea Martin (Switzerland - 1978) is a choreographer and performer, based between Amsterdam, Basel and Zürich, Switzerland. After studying Modern Theatre Dance at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten and Choreography at the Rotterdamse Dansacademie in Holland, she began developing her work as a choreographer in which sociological questions occupy a central role. Tabea focuses more on the creative process than the actual end result: losing one’s way, confronting the unknown, leaping hurdles, dealing with the emotions that arise, or discovering the unexpected.

Tabea has won the Wim Barry Prize in Holland and was nominated by the Dutch Dance Days for promising young choreographers. Duet for two dancers was selected by Aerowaves in 2013 and was awarded by (Re)connaissance in France. It has since toured extensively in Europe. She has also participated in the project ACT your AGE, a European collaboration between Holland, Cyprus and Italy. She took part with other performance artists in the SWEET & TENDER Collective in Bern Dampfzentrale with the project End of the world. In 2012, Tabea created EMPIRE OF ILLUSIONS in collaboration with Matthias Mooij and Jean-Marc Desbonnets, which was performed in several cities in Switzerland.

She has created new works at Stadttheater Bern, Maxim Gorki Theatre Berlin and Schauspielhaus Zürich, and regularly collaborates with Sebastian Nübling and Sibylle Berg. She also collaborated as a performer in the most recent work of Merel de Groot. Her new production FIELD was premiered in Kaserne Basel in 2014. In 2015 Tabea will create Pink for Girls and Blue for Boys to premiere at Tanzhaus Zürich in January 2016. She will also work at Gessnerallee Zürich in collaboration with Sibylle Berg.

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