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 ?
Am I...Punk?

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


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


DURATION: between 70 and 90 minutes


L’Origine du monde
Le Mat


No Man is illegal

ICH BIN... PUNK? A study about the human identity / 2016 


Chapter: L’Origine du monde

22. May 2016,
Grabenhalle St.Gallen

Chapter: Le Mat
31. May 2016, 
- Grabenhalle St.Gallen

Chapter: Scars
5. June 2016,
Grabenhalle St.Gallen

Chapter: No Man is illegal
12. June 2016,
Grabenhalle St.Gallen

Media reports

Tanzen auf persönlichem Terrain (…)

St.Galler Tagblatt, 15. Mai 2016

EIn Erlebnis für den Zuschauer, dass sich mit jedem Abend intensiviert und vervollständigt (…)

Moving Emotions, Mai 2016

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 (…)

Kulturmagazin Saiten, 8. Juni 2016

Die Künstler entblössen sich: buchstäblich und im übertragenen Sinne. (…)

St.Galler Tagblatt, 24. Mai 2016

Supported by

Stadt St.Gallen
Kulturförderung Kanton St.Gallen
Migros Kulturprozent
Avina Stiftung

Ernst Göhner Stiftung
Metrohm Stiftung
TW Stiftung

Company members



    Guest performer

    was 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.
    ICH BIN... PUNK?


    Guest performer

    was 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.
    ICH BIN... PUNK?


    Artistic direction / Dramaturgy / Sett design / Light design / Performer

    EMILIO H. DÍAZ ABREGÚ began his career as an actor at the “National University of Cordoba” but soon he started working at the theatre lighting field. This allowed him to come in contact with theatre directors, such as Eugenio Barba, Rafael Spregelburd, Rubén Schuzchumacher, Diego Aramburo, and Diqui James. In 1996 he premiered “El Ultimo Pétalo” his “opera prima” as director and playwright. In 2005 his second work, “Estocolmo, La primavera de los llorones” won the Young Creators Fund award from the Culture Secretariat of Cordoba. He 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 (Center of Show Technologies) where he participated of the Arena rigging training. In 2011 he was invited to collaborate with choreographer Exequiel Barreras in the dance piece “ShortCuts,” at the TheaterTanzSchule of St. Gallen, Switzerland, this started a series of collaboration projects with the Switzerland based choreographer resulting in the foundation of the “ROTES VELO Tanzkompanie“. In 2012 he collaborates with Exequiel Barreras and the “Rotes Velo Tanzcompanie” in the creation of the piece “Alberto, der Mann der geht” where he participated as a dramaturge and light designer. At the end of 2012 he manage to combine his passion for theater and his love for climbing and starts working for the Argentinian aerial theatre company “Fuerza Bruta“ joining both national and international Tours (National tour Argentina 2012, Look up tour Beijing China 2013, Look Up tour Seoul Korea 2013, 300 Tour Shanghai, Hangzhou, Beijing, Chongqing, Guangzhou China 2014. In 2015 he starts working with the UK company Wired Aerial joining both pre-existing shows and new productions. Within the structure of Wired he performs several roles: Counter Balancer, Head Rigger, Production Manager, touring worldwide. The collaboration with Wired open the doors for new exiting opportunities such us the reposition of Peter Pan at the Open Air theatre in Regens park London and his participation as Head rigger and Production Manager for the show As the World tipped. Currently he’s work is divided between developing his own projects with the “ROTES VELO Kompanie“ and his involvement with Wired Aerial Theatre in big scale productions such as the Operas CARMEN and RIGOLETTO produced by the Bregenzer Festspiele (AUSTRIA).



    was 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.


    Artistic director / Choreographer / Performer

    was 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. Since the season 2017/18 he is the choreographic assistant and rehearsal director of the Dance Company Konzert Theater Bern alongside Estefania Miranda. There he works with world-renowned choreographers such as Sharon Eyal, Jo Strømgren, Eduard Clug, Bryan Arias, Ihsan Rustem or Felix Landerer. In 2018 he choreographed the piece „My favourite song“ for the Dance Company. 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 by the city of St. Gallen "for the development and realisation of new, ambitious and high-quality projects". As artistic director and choreographer he collaborates and creates for productions in the independent scene and at theatres such as Theater St. Gallen, Theater Chur and Konzert Theater Bern.


    Costume design / Setting

    was 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.


    Performer / Artistic director / Production manager

    Born 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.



    was 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.



    was 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.


    Guest performer

    was 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.
    ICH BIN... PUNK?


    Guest performer

    is a passionate drummer and was a guest performer in the production of "Ich bin... punk?"
    ICH BIN... PUNK?


    Guest performer

    was 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.
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    Musical director / performer

    works as singer, producer and composer in Switzerland and Germany. His work is characterized by the use of his voice and the mixing of contemporary music with traditional musical styles. Raoul Nagel works for theatre, radio and television. He performs as a solo artist and together with Emma Skyllbäck forms the music group "The Moment Yes". He worked with ROTES VELO as musical director and performer.


    Guest performer

    comes 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.
    ICH BIN... PUNK?


    Guest performer

    was 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.
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    Guest performer

    was 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.
    ICH BIN... PUNK?