In the performance SuperwoMen eleven elderly people question superheroes and unveil their very own super powers.
The superpowers ensue almost automatically when people of great life experience regain confidence in their own body.
Isn’t there a Super(wo)man in each of us no matter if you are young or old, ill or well? Superheroes were created in our minds out of sheer despair of being salvaged. But who are the true heroes?
To work with people over 50 is not new to ROTES VELO. Since 2009 Hella is leading a group for dance improvisation and in 2013 the 40 minutes documentary about this work arose.
And now you can see a group of 11 people on stage.
Hella Immler, Robina Steyer
Marcel Affentranger, Helena Bolli,
Vreni Dörig, Patsch B. Guggenheim,
Hans Guggenheim, Renata Hoffmann,
Marie-Louise Hanenberg, Sibylle Kienle, Ursula Mostert, Susanna Röösli,
LIGHT: Emilio H. Díaz Abregú
PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT: Hella Immler
DURATION: about 40 minutes
erste Version :
29. April 2015,
Offene Kirche St.Gallen, Tag des Tanzes
20. Dezember 2015,
23. Februar 2016,
Kulturförderung Kanton St.Gallen
Amt für Gesellschaftsfragen St.Gallen
- 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
- ROBINA STEYER
Guest performerwas born in 1984 in Berlin. She works as a freelance dancer and choreographer. She completed her training at the State Ballet School in Berlin and at the Academy for Music and Dance in Cologne. This was followed by engagements at numerous German theaters. From 2014 to 2019 she was a member of the dance company of the Theater St.Gallen. Her own works have been shown at the Theater Lüneburg, at the theatre as well as at the Kunstmuseum St.Gallen, at the art festival Perspektiven Attersee, at the Bonner Theaternacht and in Tokyo. She developed the choreographies for the musicals My Fair Lady and La Cage aux Folles at the Kammeroper Köln. At the Theater Seitenzimmer St.Gallen she made her directing debut with Braune Eva's. She is also a guest teacher at the Bern University of the Arts and the Pedagogical University of St.Gallen and teaches at the Theatertanzschule. At the Theater St.Gallen she choreographed the dance production R&J, productions with children such as “Räuber sein ist ganz schön schwer” and “Cinderella” and the opera “Faust” in the production of Ben Baur.