'Music, movement and visual magic contribute with Swiss watch precision, and there’s rich fantasy too... it’s funny, it’s poetic, it’s musical...'
'They have a talent for revealing what is hidden, orchestrating joyful chaos'
Following their success with Öper Öpis in 2010, Swiss choreographer Martin Zimmermann and composer Dimitri de Perrot return to the Barbican with a company of outstanding physical performers, and their latest production fusing circus, theatre, music and visual arts.
Catch your breath as seven performers tumble through an astonishing spinning house whose inhabitants miraculously live life through 360 degrees, jumping, climbing or dancing.
Mixing circus, theatre, music and dance, this funny, touching and almost physically-impossible performance will make you think about the cycle of life in an entirely new way.
Zimmermann & de Perrot have played in major theatres across the globe. Hans Was Heiri is their fourth production to feature at the Festival.
Presented in association with the Barbican
Age guidance: 10+
Production: Verein Zimmermann & de Perrot
Co-produced by Athens & Epidaurus Festival; Düsseldorf Festival; ECT|SCT Scène Catalane Transfrontalière–Théâtre de l’Archipel (Perpignan) & El Canal, Centre d’Arts Scéniques (Salt); Equinoxe, Scène Nationale de Châteauroux; Espace Jean Legendre, Théâtre de Compiègne; International Istanbul Theatre Festival; La Filature, Scène nationale de Mulhouse; Le Lieu Unique, scène nationale de Nantes; Le Maillon, Théâtre de Strasbourg–Scène européenne; Le Volcan-Scène nationale du Havre; Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg; Migros culture Percentage; Movimentos Festwochen der Autostadt in Wolfsburg; Fondazione Campania dei Festival–Napoli Teatro Festival Italia; Théâtre de la Ville, Paris; Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne; Zürcher Theater Spektakel
With support from SSA Swiss Society of Authors and Ernst Göhner Stiftung.
Thanks to Theater Neumarkt, Zurich
Zimmermann & de Perrot is supported by the city of Zürich’s Department of Cultural Affairs, Canton Zürich’s cultural affairs service and Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council.
Since 2006 Zimmermann & de Perrot have received support for the development of their projects from Foundation BNP Paribas
photos: Mario Del Curto