Simone Aughterlony

Remaining Strangers


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As the culmination of her long research into historical and contemporary notions of ‘the stranger’ Simone Aughterlony continues her exploration through the particular social practices and phenomena that arise in the reception of the stranger. Xenia, a Greek concept which refers to the stranger/host relation, and its most sought counterpart Xenophilia, a love of the unknown, guide the conceptual and affective lens through which the performance “Remaining Strangers” unfolds. Folding chairs in constant rearrangement suggest a locality and momentary belonging until we realize the resources are becoming few and largely repurposed. Especially now, how can we consider the place we are without the binds of ownership? How can we land back to something that was never ours yet simply held us for an epoch of time? With the simple means of party chairs and microphones, the performers Jen Rosenblit and Nic Lloyd, joined by musician Hahn Rowe prepare an ever-shifting event for their guests.


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Performance & Creation: Jen Rosenblit, Gary Wilmes / Concept & Direction: Simone Aughterlony / Music: Hahn Rowe / Dramaturgical Advices: Saša Božic, Jorge León, Felipe Ribeiro / Set design: Thibault van Craenenbroeck / Costume design: Nathalie Pallandre, Thibault van Craenenbroeck / Light design: Joseph Wegmann / Technical direction: Marie Prédour / Production: Sina Kießling / Distribution: ART


  • Past
    Wed 13.5.2020, 19:00 / HAU2
    Thu 14.5.2020, 19:00 / HAU2
    Fri 15.5.2020, 19:00 / HAU2
    Sat 16.5.2020, 19:00 / HAU2
    Fri 13.11.2020, 19:00 / HAU2
    Sat 14.11.2020, 19:00 / HAU2
    Sun 15.11.2020, 19:00 / HAU2


Production: Verein für allgemeines Wohl / Simone Aughterlony. Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Gessnerallee Zürich, Arsenic – Contemporary Performing Arts Center (Lausanne). Supported by: Stadt Zürich, Kanton Zürich Fachstelle Kultur, Pro Helvetia - Swiss Cultural Foundation, Migros Kulturprozent, Interpreten Stiftung, Anne Marie Schindler Stiftung, NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ Coproduction Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.


Hallesches Ufer 34, 10963 Berlin

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