August, 2021

27Aug20:3021:30Rococons - a report on Marie theatreHotel Reine VictoriaEventtyp:Event


The dance piece Rococons – A Report on Marie A. is based on the novel Marie Antoinette: “Bildnis eines mittleren Charakters” by Stefan Zweig. It tells the story of the development of a childlike, ignorant personality who is thrown into politics at an early age and rigorously refuses to look outwards.

Choreographer Marie Nüzel juxtaposes this historical figure with a series of charismatic youthful leading figures from our time who want to actively intervene in world affairs and have not yet or have only just reached the age of majority.

But what does it do to young people, to their scope for action and development, when they become actors in political or media fields with global reach? When they sacrifice “thoughts not to thoughtlessness, the essential not to the inane, the heavy not to the light”? (Zweig)

The projects of choreographer and performer Marie Nüzel move at the interface between performance, dance and documentation. In her piece Rococons, she interweaves an examination of the music and dance of the “siècle des petitesses” with current questions about power and powerlessness, individual maturity and collective responsibility, political activism and superficial self-dramatisation in social networks. Inspired by the historical figure of Marie Antoinette, four dancers and musicians draw the portrait of a young woman who is already exposed to existential questions at a young age and has to grow and fail because of them.

With Louisa Difliff, Paula Dominguez, Kathrin Knöpfle, Marie Nüzel | Choreography: Marie Nüzel | Artistic assistance: Rose Fock | Set design: Luzia Ehrmann | Lighting: Andi Kern

CHF 20.-, Reduced CHF 10.- (Students, pupils, AHV)
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Fotos: © Marie Nüzel


(Freitag) 20:30 - 21:30


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