Jérôme Bel / Theater HORA

Disabled Theater

Part of “NO LIMITS - International Theatre Festival Berlin”


With English translation /  Swiss German /  90 min.

“Disabled Theater,” which HAU presented on the occasion of its re-opening in 2012 and which has been invited to Berliner Theatertreffen in 2013, comes back to Berlin after 180 shows in more than 20 countries for the two last performances.

In his piece, the choreographer Jérôme Bel works with mentally disabled actors from the Theater HORA in Zurich. It creates a space where the marginalized are not excluded from visual and discursive practices, not hidden behind the protective shield of political correctness.

“With Disabled Theatre Bel throws a spotlight onto the dynamics of exclusion, which marginalises those who are seen as unproductive. He shows, how they, on the contrary, question the mechanisms of this representation and how they can point to existence as an undivided form of presence.” Chiara Vecchiarelli


Concept: Jérôme Bel / By and With: Remo Beuggert, Noha Badir, Gianni Blumer, Damian Bright, Matthias Brücker, Nikolai Gralak, Matthias Grandjean, Julia Häusermann, Sara Hess, Remo Zarantonello, Tiziana Pagliaro, Fabienne Villiger. / Dramaturgy: Marcel Bugiel / Production: Ketty Ghnassia / Assistant and translation: Simone Truong, Chris Weinheimer / Assistant Jérôme Bel: Maxime Kurvers / Intern: Jean-Florent Westrelin / Artistic Director Theater HORA: Michael Elber / Training Officer Theater HORA: Urs Beeler / General Manager Theater Hora: Giancarlo Marinucci / Tour Management: Theater HORA / Office Assistant Theater Hora: Conny Marinucci


  • Past
    Thu 1.11.2012, 20:00 / HAU1
    Fri 2.11.2012, 20:00 / HAU1
    Sat 3.11.2012, 20:00 / HAU1
    Sat 9.3.2013, 20:00 / HAU1
    Sun 10.3.2013, 17:00 / HAU1
    Fri 10.5.2013, 20:00 / HAU1
    Sat 11.5.2013, 17:00 / HAU1
    Sun 12.5.2013, 17:00 / HAU1
    Mon 13.11.2017, 20:00 / HAU1
    Tue 14.11.2017, 20:00 / HAU1


Co-production: Theater HORA – Stiftung Züriwerk (Zürich), R.B. Jérôme Bel (Paris), HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Auawirleben (Bern), Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), dOCUMENTA (13), Festival d'Avignon, Ruhrtriennale, Festival d'Automne (Paris), Les Spectacles vivants – Centre Pompidou (Paris), La Bâtie – Festival de Genève.

Funded by the City of Zurich Culture, Canton Zurich Fachstelle Kultur, Pro Helvetia, Stiftung Denk an mich and Ernst Göhner Stiftung.


Stresemannstr. 29, 10963 Berlin

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