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Alexandra Bachzetsis draws from histories of art, music, cinema, popular culture and fashion, and projects them onto the body. Through this method of citation, she considers how our bodies are used and can be activated in today’s increasingly polarizing discussions around identity and body politics.
With ›Chasing a Ghost‹ she questions the choreographic archetype of the duet in a succession of doubles und doublings of bodies, sounds, spaces and images. In a choreography for five dancers (including the artist herself) encompassing an original score played live by two pianists, and a setting that shifts between live movement and moving image, duality becomes disturbed - the familiar uncanny through subtle shifts. Staged in a spectrum of violence and desire, ›Chasing a Ghost‹ transforms the duet into an unsettling image, the movement between two bodies into a distressing and unexpected occurrence, a perpetual folie-à-deux that challenges how we look at ourselves and others.
Concept, choreography Alexandra Bachzetsis Creation, performance Alexandra Bachzetsis, Johanna Willig-Rosenstein, Owen Ridley-DeMonick, Gabriel Schenker, Sotiris Vasiliou Musical arrangement, performance Simon Bucher, Mischa Cheung Supported by Stadt Zürich, Kanton Zürich, Pro Helvetia - Schweizer Kulturstiftung, Ernst und Olga Gubler-Hablützel-Stiftung, Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation, Migros-Kulturprozent, Sophie und Karl Binding Stiftung Co-production Art Institute of Chicago, Art Gallery of Ontario, Mudam Luxemburg; PACT Zollverein (Essen), Tanzquartier Wien; Bundeskunsthalle Bonn; Julidans (Amsterdam), Gessnerallee Zürich, Reso – Dance Network Switzerland
Dampfzentrale, Bern, 18.&19.01.20
Theaterhaus Gessnerallee, Zürich, 30.01-03.02.20
Kaserne Basel, 05.&06.02.20
Théatre Vidy, Lausanne, 31.03. - 01.04.20
Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, 05.09.20