ICH BIN... PUNK?
A study about the human identity
Who am I, now, today, here ?
What made me the person I am ?
Who do I want to be ?
Artists of different disciplines are asking these questions to themselves - and to the audience. No show of this production from ROTES VELO looks like the other.
Besides a steady core of artist, guests will enter the stage. Different themes are on their minds, now and today. They come from different countries and cultures, what alters the perspective on life and the big question: who am I?
The shows have a very private character because the protagonists reveal a lot of themselves. Stories of human interest, which are not easy to categorize into disciplines as drama, dance, music or video. Everything merges, boundaries are pushed and the audience gets directly involved.
The result is a very special theatre experience that cannot be repeated in the same way again. This is a challenge to the performers end the spectators but will linger for long.
Exequiel Barreras, Emilio H. Díaz Abregú, Hella Immler
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Raoul Nagel
PERFORMANCE: Exequiel Barreras,
Emilio H. Díaz Abregú, Nicolas Ferreyra, Danielle Green, Hella Immler,
Raoul Nagel, Emma Skyllbäck
GUEST PERFORMER: Riccardo Botta,
Sven Gey, Jasmin Hauck, Valérie Maerten,
Hoang Anh Ta Hong, Jack Widdowson, Cecilia Wretemark
COSTUMES: Flavia Somalvico
STAGE: Exequiel Barreras,
Emilio H. Díaz Abregú
LIGHT: Emilio H. Díaz Abregúu
GRAPHIC DESIGN: Emilio H. Díaz Abregú
PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT: Hella Immler
DURATION: between 70 and 90 minutes
CHAPTERS UNTIL NOW:
L’Origine du monde
No Man is illegal
Chapter: L’Origine du monde
22. May 2016, Grabenhalle St.Gallen
Chapter: Le Mat
31. May 2016, - Grabenhalle St.Gallen
5. June 2016, Grabenhalle St.Gallen
Chapter: No Man is illegal
12. June 2016, Grabenhalle St.Gallen
Tanzen auf persönlichem Terrain (…)
EIn Erlebnis für den Zuschauer, dass sich mit jedem Abend intensiviert und vervollständigt (…)
Ich bin... punk? ist ein Feuerwerk aus Tanz, Theater, Text und Musikstilen, Unterhaltendes und Gedanken-provokation tanzen Hand in Hand Mutiges, spannendes und zum Denken anregendes Theater egal, ob man schon eine gesehen hat oder nicht: Man sollte hingehen (…)
Die Künstler entblössen sich: buchstäblich und im übertragenen Sinne. (…)
Kulturförderung Kanton St.Gallen
Ernst Göhner Stiftung
- CECILIA WRETEMARK
Guest performerwas born in Stockholm. She studied dance and dance pedagogic at the Iwanson International School of Contemporary Dance, Munich. From 2008 she worked as a dancer at the theatre Osnabrück, the Bunka Kaikan Theater Tokyo, the Opéra de Lausanne, the state theatre Kassel and the Theatre St. Gallen. She has worked for several international choreographers such as Felix Landerer, Marco Santi, Anton Lachky and Cathy Marston. At the Theatre St. Gallen, where she has worked from 2009 until 2017, she also created choreographies for the Operas The Flying Dutchman, The Abduction from the Seraglio and Tosca as well as the dance pieces Zirkusfreif, Cellular Necrosis and Trieb Werk. https://www.houseofpain-physicaldancetheatre.com
- DANIELLE GREEN
Guest performerwas born in England in 1988 and grew up near Hannover. In spring 2011 she completed her acting studies at the Hamburg acting studio Frese. Already during her studies she took part in Luk Perceval's Hamlet production as Ophelia II at the Thalia Theater Hamburg. Her second work with Luk Perceval was Macbeth at the Ruhrtriennale 2011. In the 2011/12 season, she had freelance engagements at the Hamburger Kammerspiele and the Burgfestspiele Bad Vilbel. At the Theater St.Gallen she was a permanent member of the ensemble from 2013-2016. She lives in Berlin as a freelance actress. Danielle Green was part of the production "Ich bin... punk?" as a performer for ROTES VELO.
- EMILIO H. DÍAZ ABREGÚ
EMILIO H. DÍAZ ABREGÚ
Artistic direction / Dramaturgy / Sett design / Light design / PerformerStudied theatre at the National University of Córdoba and soon started working in the theatre lighting field. This allowed him to collaborate with theatre directors such as Eugenio Barba, Diego Aramburo, Diqui James and Philipp Stölzl. In 2005 his second work as a director and playwright, Estocolmo, La Primavera de los Llorones won the Young Creators Fund Award from the Culture Ministry of Cordoba. Since then he has participated in more than 100 theatrical productions as director, playwright, performer, light, set designer and rigger. In 2010 he directed Slaughter by Sergio Blanco, which received wide recognition. At the end of 2010 the Culture Ministry of Spain awarded him a scholarship for Advanced Studies at the Centro de Tecnologías del Espectáculo. 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. At the end of 2012 he started working for the Argentinian theatre company Fuerza Bruta joining both national and international tours (Argentina 2012, China 2013, Korea 2013, 300 Tour China 2014). In 2015 he started working with the UK company Wired Aerial Theatre. This collaboration opened the doors to new exiting opportunities, such us Peter Pan at the Open Air Theatre in Regents Park London, and his participation as Head Rigger and Production Manager for the show As the World Tipped. Currently his work is divided between developing his own projects with the ROTES VELO Kompanie and his involvement in big scale productions such as the operas Carmen and Rigolleto produced by the Bregenzer Festspiele (Austria).
- EMMA SKYLLBÄCK
Performerwas born in Sweden in 1984 and received her first dance training as part of the dance scholarship program of Löftadalens Folkhögskola in Varberg. From 2005 to 2006 she studied in New York with an international student visa. Emma Skyllbäck completed her dance training in 2009 at the Iwanson Schule in Munich. From 2009-14 Emma Skyllbäck has been a member of the Dance Company of the City Theater St.Gallen. Since 2012 she also works as a singer and has her own band "the moment yes" with Raoul Nagel. Since 2016 she is a certified yoga teacher and teaches in different studios. Since 2012 she works with ROTES VELO and is seen as performer in many productions.
- 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.
- FLAVIA SOMALVICO
Costume design / Settingwas born in Chur in 1988. After the preparatory design course in Aarau, she completed an apprenticeship as a theatre painter at the Theater St.Gallen. Through an assistant position with the costume designer Filippia Elísdóttir in the costume painting department at the Theater St.Gallen, she was able to gain important experience. Afterwards she got a job in the painting hall of the Theater Bern and Theater Zürich. In 2011 she worked for the first time with Exequiel Barreras for his dance piece "thirty-three", followed by a collaboration with ROTES VELO for many productions. http://flaviasomalvico.blogspot.com
- 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
- HOANG ANH TA HONG
HOANG ANH TA HONG
Performerwas born in Vietnam in 1991 and studied at the Hanoi College of Dance from 2002 to 2009. From 2009 he danced for the Vietnam National Opera & Ballet Theatre (VNOB). In the season 2012/13 he was engaged by the Cinevox Junior Company under the direction of Malou Fenaroli Leclerc. From 2014 to 2018 Hoang Anh was engaged at the Theater "St. Gallen" and started working with the ROTES VELO Kompanie. Since August 2019 he is member of the ensemble Tanz am Pfalztheater in Klagenfurt/DE.
- JACK WIDDOWSON
Performerwas born in Bath in 1992 and completed his education in 2011 at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts. From 2011 to 2013 he completed a Masters course at the London Contemporary Dance School parallel to his engagement with Bern Ballet. Afterwards he danced for one year at the Staatstheater Darmstadt and from 2014-2016 at the Theater St. Gallen. He now works as a freelance dancer throughout Europe. He enjoys working as a teachers assistant and rehearsal director when the opportunities arise and has just begun training to become a Pilates Instructor. He performed in following productions of ROTES VELO company: Alles Gueti, Pit Stop or the Lollipop Man, Ich bin ... Punk?, Revolution DADA and co-directed the production Kinderaugen in 2021. http://jackwiddowson.com
- JASMIN HAUCK
Guest performerwas born in Erlangen, Germany. She studied dance and dance pedagogic at the Iwanson International School of Contemporary Dance, Munich. She worked as a dancer at the theatre Osnabrück, the Bavarian state Opera, the Bunka Kaikan Theater Tokyo, the Opéra de Lausanne and the Theatre St. Gallen. She has worked for several international choreographers such as Marco Santi, Anton Lachky, Martin Stiefermann, and Marcel Leemann. At the Theatre St. Gallen, where she has worked from 2009 until 2016, she also created choreographies for the Operas The Flying Dutchman, The Abduction from the Seraglio and Tosca as well as the dance pieces Zirkusfreif and Trieb Werk. https://www.houseofpain-physicaldancetheatre.com
- MARCEL KELLER
Guest performeris a passionate drummer and was a guest performer in the production of "Ich bin... punk?"
- NICOLAS FERREYRA
Guest performerwas born in 1984 in Neuquén, Argentina. His artistic career began very early. First in the circus, then in the theatre, later in dance and music. In Buenos Aires he was trained by various teachers in dance and music. He performed with the "Circo Mágico Bolshoi de Rusia" and in various dance productions, where he also danced for the first time for the choreographer Exequiel Barreras. As a teacher, performer and musician, known as CehacheRespira, he now lives in Buenos Aires.
- RAOUL NAGEL
Musical director / performerThe singer and composer lives and works in Switzerland and Germany, where he writes and performs music for Theater and TV. Since 2017 he is responsible for the musical score of the German crime show WAPO Bodensee. Raoul Nagel sang as a frontman for the Swiss bands K-tharsis, Culture Connection and The Moment Yes and was part of the first movement of Swiss Poetry Slams. He was DJ and host at the local radio Toxic.fm, working for two different formats and producing jingles and radio plays. At the Theater St. Gallen he worked as a technician, composer and live musician. His efforts brought him to different theater houses in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In 2016 Raoul Nagel has worked with Rotes Velo for the first time and was since then part in many projects and performances along the way, be it as performer on stage or as musical director. As media composer he produces and writes for many genres and formats, such as RBB Berlin, for radio and internet, talks shows and podcasts, commercials and image films. https://www.raoulnagel.com
- RICCARDO BOTTA
Guest performercomes from Trieste and studied singing with his father Giuseppe Botta. Since the season 2008/09 he is a member of the ensemble of the Theater St.Gallen. He has given guest performances at the opera houses of Amsterdam, Zurich, Milan, Stuttgart, Berlin and Rome, as well as at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich and the Teatro alla Scala in Milan. https://www.riccardobotta.com/about
- SVEN GEY
Guest performerwas born in Cologne in 1986 and grew up in the Rheinland. He studied acting at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen. In addition to his studies he gave guest performances at the Schauspielhaus Bochum and the Schauspiel Essen. In 2012 he played in Hamburg at the Ernst Deutsch Theater in the German premiere of Nina Rain's Sippschaft. Sven Gey was a permanent member of the ensemble at the Theater St.Gallen from 2012 to 2014, where he worked with Katja Langenbach and Krzysztof Minkowski, among others. He works as a freelancer, develops plays himself and shoots for cinema and television. He worked with artists such as Simina German/Akin Sipal and ravvina/veit and can be seen in the solo pieces "Der Wendepunkt" from Klaus Mann and "Moment NochMal". In 2003 he founded the medium alternative music ensemble Wargsang.
- VALERIE MAERTEN
Guest performerwas born in 1984 and works in adult education. She is front singer of the "Pullup Orchestra" band. She ist mother of a wonderful boy who was too part of the production Alles Gueti.