Tyra Wigg

9.11.  —



SQUEEZE is a pulsating terrain of vibrant flesh, sliding fascia, muscular release, pleasurable pain, and ever-growing phantom limbs. Sonically accompanied by Nya Bürki aka Graue Kreide, a group of people are busy kneading, squeezing, pressing, pulling, stretching, and shaking each other, driven by an unwavering anatomical curiosity and desire for touch. By experiencing the world through touching, as well as listening and smelling, they ally with the diversity of raw nature. Equipped with pragmatic hiking garments and cosy sleeping bags, they wish to submerge in a both rough and tender environment. The reciprocal relationships between the bodies and the textiles blur the boundaries between caregivers and care receivers, as well as between human and inanimate matter.

After a 70-minute sensual and aesthetically seductive journey, the performance transitions into a post-performance care session where the audience is invited to linger in the cozy setting and, if they feel like, practice massage therapy methods with each other and/or the performers.

There will be light food and drinks after the performances on the 9th and 10th and there will be snacks and drinks after the performances on the 11th and 12th.

Concept, choreography: Tyra Wigg
Development, Performance: Simon Fleury, Tejus Menon, Natascha Moschini, Yixuan Xiao, Tyra Wigg / Marie Popall
Sound design, live mix: Nya Bürki aka Graue Kreide
Scenography, Costume: Ernestyna Orlowska, Carolina Misztela, Tyra Wigg
Dramaturgical Support: Johanna Hilari, Sonja Jokiniemi
Choreographic Development: Mariana My Suikkanen Gomes
Music Development: Nya Bürki, Thy Truong, Tyra Wigg
Production: produktionsDOCK (Bernhard la Dous, Regula Schelling, Juliana Simonetti)

Co-production: Roxy Birsfelden, MDT Stockholm, Premio Award for Emerging Artists in Performing Arts

Support by: Fachausschuss Theater & Tanz BS/BL, BLKB Stiftung für Kultur und Bildung, Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung SIS, Landis & Gyr Stiftung

A project supported by: Danse & Dramaturgie (D&D CH), an Initiative by Théâtre Sévelin 36 Lausanne, in Association with Dampfzentrale Bern, ROXY Birsfelden, Südpol Luzern, Tanzhaus Zürich, Tu-Théâtre de l’Usine Genève; Funded by Pro Helvetia and SSA Société Suisse des Auteurs


Thursday, November 9, 7 pm

Further dates:
Friday, November 10, 7 pm (This performance will be photographed)
Saturday, November 11, 5 pm
Sunday, November 12, 5 pm (This performance will be filmed)

Ticket sales via Roxy Birsfelden

Tyra Wigg is offering a workshop in advance on October 28. More information here.

The toilets are not wheel chair accessible.