One performer, one double bass player and three dead animals are strikingly reviving the space.
Chimera is a piece that deals with the subject of "the human beast". The performer will become a beast herself. In one moment a bird screeches, then a helpless rabbit huddles there, then the teeth of a wolf mangle all life - and frozen stands the deer with fear in its gaze. The leaves are crunching under the feet, trees are falling, the audience is taken on a journey to a world in which animal powers seem to be capable off anything.
PERFORMANCE: Hella Immler
LIVE MUSIK: Marc Jenny
LIGHT: Emilio H. Díaz Abregú
DURATION: about 20 minutes
20. Dezember 2015,
23. Februar 2016,
(…) Rotes Velo takes the audience to another, mysterious, yet destroyed and fearful world.
- EXEQUIEL BARRERAS
Artistic director / Choreographer / PerformerWas born in Cordoba/Argentina in 1984 and received his first dance and theatre lessons there. In 2001 the Julio Bocca and Chet Walker Foundation awarded him with a scholarship and one year later he became a member of the Ballet Contemporáneo del Teatro San Martín in Buenos Aires where he danced for 7 years. Since 2005 he has been working on his own pieces, which have been shown in Argentina, Germany, Switzerland, Poland and the USA. He works in Europe since 2009. After one season as a dancer at the Landestheater Coburg, he joined the Dance Company of the Theater St. Gallen, where he was engaged as a dancer, and temporarily as assistant to the company, from 2010 to 2014 under the direction of Marco Santi and from 2014 to 2017 under the direction of Beate Vollack. From 2017-22 he was the choreographic assistant and movement dramaturge of the Dance Company Konzert Theater Bern alongside Estefania Miranda and later Isabelle Bischoff. There he worked with world-renowned choreographers such as Sharon Eyal, Jo Strømgren, Eduard Clug, Cathy Marston, Bryan Arias, Ihsan Rustem, Felix Landerer among others. In 2011 he founded the ROTES VELO Kompanie with the need to bring artists from different fields together. He develops and explores innovative ways to blur the boundaries of dance, music and theatre. Since then the company has put on over 100 performances and creates one or two new productions every year. In 2016 the company was awarded "for the development and realisation of new, ambitious and high-quality projects" by the city of St. Gallen. As artistic director and choreographer in Switzerland he collaborates and creates for productions in the independent scene and at theatres such as Theater St. Gallen, Theater Chur, Konzert Theater Bern and Luzerner Theater among others.
- HELLA IMMLER
Performer / Artistic director / Production managerBorn in 1983 in Massat/France. She studied dance in Berlin and at the University of the Arts "ArtEZ" in Arnhem/Netherlands. In 2008 she became a company member at the Tanztheater Osnabrück/DE and from 2009 to 2014 at the Theater St. Gallen/CH. Amongst others she danced for the choreographers Anton Lachky, Jossi Berg & Oded Graf, Jozef Frucek & Linda Kapetanea. She teaches contemporary dance and leads the professional training in St.Gallen, Basel, Dornbirn and Cologne on a regular basis. She is also a teacher at the Conservatoire de Fribourg. Since 2009 she is leading courses in dance improvisation for people aged over 50. In 2011 she co-founded the ROTES VELO Kompanie and accomplished several productions as production manager and performer. She also produced the documentary "Tanz im Alter". From 2015 to 2017 she was responsible for the general management of the Tanzfest St.Gallen. She is as well a certified Yoga teacher. She works as a freelance dancer, project manager, dance and yoga teacher and as a hospital clown for the Theodora Foundation. https://www.hellaimmler.com
- MARC JENNY
MusicianAfter his bachelor's degree in classical music at the Lucerne University for Music, he completed his master's degree in the same place in 2014 "Music and Art Performance" at the Institute for Contemporary Music Studies. He focused on contemporary improvisation, interdisciplinary projects and computer music. As a double-bass and electric bass player he cultivates an intensive concert and studio activity in the most diverse musical contexts. With his broad experience and sensitive intuition, he gives special impulses in his own projects and as a player in various collaborations. His heartfelt playing and his fresh, enthusiastic stage presence also distinguish him. Marc Jenny operates in interdisciplinary contexts and combines music with literature, poetry slam, theatre, film, performance and dance. https://marcjenny.comPRODUCTIONS