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Tickets CHF 19.- / 26.- / 33.-
Preiskategorie frei wählbar
Kulturlegi: 15.- (nur Abendkasse)
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Duration: ca. 75 minutes without break

Wednesday 5 April, 19:00
Dance introduction
to Jeremy Nedd «how a falling star lit up the purple sky»
With Pascale Altenburger (dancer, social anthropologist and theater scholar).

For all. No previous experience necessary.


How a falling star lit up the purple sky is a dynamic visual poem that proposes a paradigm shift, rethinks the idea of the archetype, and hopefully invites a reassessment of the psychic and geographic spaces occupied by the Western, the (Wild) West, and the South.

Western films serve Jeremy Nedd and the Pantsula artists of Impilo Mapantsula as a speculative starting point for new stories and myths. After their successful production the ecstatic, the nine Pantsula artists of Impilo Mapantsula and Jeremy Nedd are now working together again to explore the “Western”. The Western as a film genre makes use of extremely explicit tropes around the hero, the “other,” and the vast, empty landscape they both fight over and inhabit. A number of characters and images from these clichés have become deeply imprinted in the collective imagination, but these are certainly not images of Pantsulas….


Concept / Choreography: Jeremy Nedd
performance / choreography: Sicelo Xaba, Vusi Mdoyi, Sello Modiga, Thomas Motsapi, Sonakele Masethi, Kgotsofalang Moshe, Vuyani Feni, Sibongile Mathebula, Elma Motloenya
Lighting design / technical direction: Thomas Giger
Stage / technical direction: Laura Knüsel
Audio design: Fabrizio Di Salvo & Rej Deproc
Musical consulting: Brandy Butler
Costume design: Rosa Birkedal
Dramaturgy: Anta Helena Recke
Production management: Regula Schelling / produktionsDOCK
Touring Manager: Caroline Froelich (Moin Moin Productions)

Unterstützer*innen: Fachausschuss Tanz & Theater BS/BL, Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council, SüdKulturFonds, Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation, Cultural Fund of the Société Suisse des Auteurs (SSA), GGG Basel, Jacqueline Spengler Foundation, Scheidegger-Thommen Foundation, Swiss Performers Foundation


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