Tyra Wigg

November 18 & 19, 2023
20.00 H
Einstein Kultur, Halle 03

20,- / reduced rate 12,- EUR

November 18 - after the performance
Artist talk with Tyra Wigg & Sascha Paar


"SQUEEZE" is a pulsating terrain of vibrant flesh, sliding fascia, muscular release, pleasurable pain and ever-growing phantom limbs. Driven by an unwavering anatomical curiosity and desire for touch, the five performers knead, squeeze, press, pull, stretch and shake each other and masses of soft textiles to the sounds of Nya Bürki aka Graue Kreide. Successively, the boundaries between human and inanimate matter and those who give and receive care become blurred.

Drawing on work in the fields of massage and care work, choreographer and performer Tyra Wigg examines how physiotherapeutic and artistic practices can be brought together to strenghten and expand the audience's subjective body perception. "SQUEEZE" confronts us with our personal desires for physical contact and demonstrates the empathetic and aesthetically seductive dimensions of therapeutic touch. The performance transitions into a voluntary interactive post-performance care session where the audience is invited to linger in the cozy setting and, if they feel like, practice massage therapy methods with each other and / or the performers.

Concept, choreography: Tyra Wigg
Development, performance: Simon Fleury, Tejus Menon, Natascha Moschini, Yixuan Xiao, Tyra Wigg/Marie Popall
Sound design, Live DJ: Nya Bürki aka Graue Kreide
Costume, scenography: Ernestyna Orlowska, Carolina Misztela, Tyra Wigg
Dramaturgical support: Johanna Hilari, Sonja Jokiniemi
Choreographic development: Mariana My Suikkanen Gomes
Musical development: Nya Bürki, Thy Truong, Tyra Wigg

Production: Bernhard la Dous, produktionsDOCK
Co-production: ROXY Birsfelden; MDT Stockholm; PREMIO award for emerging artists in performing arts
Support: The committee for Dance and Theatre Basel-Stadt / Baselland, BLKB Jubiläumsstiftung; Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung SIS; Stiftung Wolf; Jaqueline Spengler Stiftung; Landis & Gyr Stiftung
Residencies: ROXY Birsfelden, Dampfzentrale Bern, Stockholm, Arsenic – Centre d’art scénique contemporain, Tanzhaus Zürich, Kaserne Basel

A project supported by Danse & Dramaturgie (D&D CH), an initiative by Théâtre Sévelin 36 Lausanne, in association with Dampfzentrale Bern, ROXY Birsfelden, Südpol Luzern, Tanzhaus Zürich, Théâtre de l’Usine Genève, funded by Pro Helvetia and Société Suisse des Auteurs