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While You Were Dead – A Social Convention

Oliver Roth (CH)

Extra Time — creation
10th - 20th

Extra Time, 3 performances – about 210’ including breaks

’Imagine a picture of your twelve best friends having a last supper together, sitting at a wooden table eating your favourite dish. Imagine all your friends and acquaintances gathered together in a forest cabin chatting about you. How would you like that? They might suddenly decide to play some Thugger tunes at full blast for you. And what do you think of the Prosecco they’re drinking?’ Based on his experience of mourning and the history of funeral rites, Oliver Roth appropriates the codes applied to such events. But rather than pursue the question of the deceased, While You Were Dead – A Social Convention focuses on the living. If funerals are well and truly a moment of togetherness, can’t they also be festive?

conception, interprétation : Oliver Roth ; en collaboration avec : Daniela Ruocco, Pablo Weber, Demian Jakob, Rabea Grand ; régie : Pablo Weber ; production : General Performances, far° Nyon ; soutiens : Burgergemeinde Bern, Fondation Nestlé pour l’Art, Dampfzentrale Bern, Gessnerallee Zürich, Tanzhaus Zurich, Nacht der 1000 Fragen Bienne

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