Projects

Sketch of Togetherness 2019

#1

Luc Reynaud + Émilia Giudicelli
23 05 2019
Domaine Reynaud Saint-Siffret (Uzège – Gard – FR)

#2

Claire Dessimoz + Catherine Labouchère
14 – 15 08 2019
far° Festival Nyon (CH)

#3

Alberto Veiga + Lea Moro
06 09 2019
Tanzhaus Zürich (CH)

#4

Martin Klöti + Lea Moro
20 – 21 09 2019
*ALTEFABRIK Rapperswil-Jona (CH)

How can we really encounter another person, enter into dialogue, interact, listen to one another, engage with and be touched by people we don’t know?

Sketch of Togetherness is a series of performances by Lea Moro developed to examine the physical, social, personal and emotional qualities of an encounter between two people. Accompanied by a camera, Lea Moro (or another choreographer/performer in her place) will spend a day together with a guest. The focus will be on their togetherness and the possibilities of their encounter will be put to the test. Subsequently, their reunion takes place in the presence of an audience. The Sketch or draft of their being together is created from the aggregated material of memory, video and sound as well as from an individual ‹score›. Resonances and spaces of reflection open up, and the possibilities of togetherness are negotiated.

The individual encounters provide insights into different realities and daily lives as well as different professional worlds, individual biographies and diverse cultural, political and social contexts. In any case, every encounter with an unfamiliar person also reveals one's own perspective.

As part of the serial project Sketch of Togetherness, an archive is created, which will document the individual Sketches and provides further background material.



Chronology

Team

Lea Moro

Artistic Concept, Choreography

Lea Moro is a Swiss choreographer, dancer, lecturer and cultural manager, based in Zurich and Berlin. She studied at the Accademia Teatro Dimitri, the LABAN Centre in London and the Inter-University Centre for dance Berlin (HZT). Lea Moro is nominated talented choreographer in the year book 2015 of tanz magazine. Her choreographic work tours internationally to renowned venues. In the season 2017/18 she was Associated Artist at the Tanzhaus Zürich. In 2017 she received the cultural price ‹Werkstipendium› by the City of Zurich and in 2018 the cultural award ‹Förderpreis› by the canton Zurich. In 2018–19 she taught at DOCH – the School of Dance and Circus in Stockholm, at the University of the Arts in Helsinki, at HZT Berlin and at Manufacture in Lausanne. Since 2019 she develops the artistic long-term project Sketch of Togetherness.

Michelle Ettlin

Video- and Sound Documentation

Michelle Ettlin lives and works as a filmmaker and photographer in Zurich, Switzerland. She studied at the University of Arts in Lucerne, graduating in Visual Communication with a focus on Animation. After her studies, she worked as an editor and camera woman for cinema and tv documentaries. In 2012, she released her first documentary film Liquid Land about experimental musicians in New Orleans in the aftermath of the flood. In recent years, she has been documenting the experimental and improvised music scene in Switzerland, and worked for several dance and performance pieces. Her interest lies in the acts of improvisation, in the relationships and a sense of intimacy that can be established between performers in the moment through different means of communication. Next to her visual work, she is part of different cultural groups that organize concerts and music festivals in Zurich.

Mona De Weerdt

Dramaturgy

Mona De Weerdt studied Theatre and Dance Studies, Art History and World Arts in Bern and Berlin. 2012–2016 she was research assistant at the Institute for Theatre Studies at the University of Bern. 2016–2018 she worked as dramaturge and production manager in a venue called Südpol in Lucerne where, together with the artistic director she was responsible to curate the artistic program. Mona De Weerdt was a member of various juries including Theaterspektakel Zürich 2012, Swiss Contemporary Dance Days 2017, Festival Belluard Bollwerk International Fribourg 2017. Since 2019 she is working as a freelance dramaturge with Lea Moro and others.

Alexandra Hennig

Dramaturgy

Alexandra Hennig is working as Berlin based dramaturge for Lea Moro, Peter Pleyer a.o. She is co-curator of the festivals S.o.S. – Students on Stage as well as Alumni.Tanz.Berlin. at ada Studio (Uferstudios Berlin). As dance journalist she writes for the online plattform Tanzschreiber as well as for tanzraumberlin and Berliner Zeitung. She is co-founder of the online-blog Viereinhalb Sätze. Texte über Tanz and was writing as Studioschreiberin for ada Studio in 2016/17. Alexandra Hennig studied dance and theater science at Freie Universität Berlin and Universität Leipzig.

Ann-Christin Görtz

Production

Ann-Christin (M.A./MPhil) is a freelance producer for the Performing Arts and a yoga teacher in Berlin. She holds degrees in Intercultural Communication and Dance Sciene and studied in Halle/Saale, Parma (Italy), Stellenbosch (South Africa) and Berlin. She worked in the technical direction and in the production teams of Berliner Festspiele from 2009-2013. In that period, she was involved with the international festivals spielzeit’europa, Foreign Affairs und MaerzMusik. 2013–2017 she was production manager and dramaturge for Dance, Performance and Junges Theater Tanz at Theater Freiburg. In 2015 she became a freelance producer and among others produced the internationally renowned Dance Platform 2016 in Frankfurt. End of 2017 Ann-Christin started working with Lea Moro and produces different projects and choreographers in Berlin.

ROLI Deluxe

Graphic Design

Salome Grand, Cédric Oppliger und Lukas Helfer are working in Zurich as a Studio for Visual Communication. After interning at the Graphic Design Studios Hubertus Design, Hammer and Büro 146 and following their graduation in Visual Communication at the Zurich University of Arts, they founded their studio ROLI Deluxe in 2018. Next to works in the fields of editorial design, corporate identity and web design, they are specializing in designing virtual, three-dimensional spaces with contemporary and digital tools.

Credits

Artistic Concept, Choreography: Lea Moro

Co-Choreography, Performance: different people from the dance field and guests from other working fields

Video- and Sound Documentation: Michelle Ettlin

Dramaturgy: Mona De Weerdt, Alexandra Hennig

Production: Ann-Christin Görtz

Graphic Design: ROLI Deluxe 

Sketch of Togetherness is a production by Lea Moro. Funded by Cultural Affairs City of Zurich, Kanton Zurich – Fachstelle Kultur, Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council, Fondation Nestlé pour l´Art, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Stiftung Anne Marie Schindler, Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung, Georges & Jenny Bloch Stiftung. Co-produced with Tanzhaus Zürich, La Maison CDCN Uzès Gard Occitanie – les Vins AOP Duché d‘Uzès, *ALTEFABRIK / Gebert Foundation for Culture Rapperswil-Jona, far° festival des arts vivants Nyon. Supported by residencies Centro NAVE Santiago de Chile, Fundación Mar Adentro Chile, Morishita Studio/The Saison Foundation Tokio, KLAP Maison pour la Danse Marseille, Espace Darja Casablanca.

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