Circus artist and burlesque poet, Martin Zimmermann sets his clowns against the time of art. Playfulness and irony will come up to the mark!
Three characters are trapped in a confined space, suitable for all sorts of order and dictatorial fantasies. The trio relationships are strained. Captured in a knot of conflicts between submission, abuse of authority and freedom, they find themselves overwhelmed with the codes and rules applicable in an ultramodern museum. They stick out like a sore thumb against a background of aseptic and monitored art. With “Eins Zwei Drei”, his last work for a piano virtuoso and three noted acrobats-performers, choreographer and director Martin Zimmermann asks the question of survival of groups and individuals in a specific context that both crushes and reveals them. At the head of this desperately human farandole: the clown figure “to make the monstrous potential of situations resonate in a ludicrous way”. Between poetry and violence, a dive into troubled waters.
Conception, direction, Choreography, Costumes & Silhouettes Martin Zimmermann
Music Colin Vallon Dramaturgy Sabine Geistlich Scenography Martin Zimmermann & Simeon Meier set design Ingo Groher sound Andy Neresheimer lighting design Jérôme Bueche set Construction Ingo Groher & Ateliers Du Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne Decorative Painting Michèle Rebetez-Martin Costumes making Katharina Baldauf & Doris Mazzella Created and performed by Tarek Halaby, Dimitri Jourde, Romeu Runa & Colin Vallon (piano)