Rudi van der Merwe


Tanz im August

Three dancers in magnificent, sumptuously flowing baroque garments move across a green field. They slowly approach the spectators, separated from them by a white fence. A percussionist beats out a driving accompaniment. Hunting, conquest and military traditions – these are the themes which dancer and choreographer Rudi van der Merwe addresses in this site-specific performance. “Trophée” is a choreographic crusade that investigates the relationship between human beings and their environment, their need to draw boundaries and take possession, to domesticate and exploit.

Duration 180 Min

incl. shuttle bus from HAU2 to Vierfelderhof and back
Family Friendly Recommended for age 8 and older

Supported by République et Canton de Genève und Corodis.

With the kind support of Pro Helvetia, Schweizer Kulturstiftung.

In cooperation with Vierfelderhof Berlin.
German premiere

Magazin im August Article

"Hunting Trophies and Trophy Hunting"


Concept: Rudi van der Merwe, Béatrice Graf / Choreography: Rudi van der Merwe / Artistic Collaboration: Susana Panadés Diaz, József Trefeli / With: Claire-Marie Ricarte, Ivan Blagajcevic, Rudi van der Merwe / Music: Béatrice Graf / Collaboration Stage Design: Victor Roy / Collaboration Costumes: Kata Tóth / Administration: Laure Chapel / Pâquis Production / Distribution: Gábor Varga / BravoBravo / Production: Skree Wolf / Coproduction: Festival Antigel


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