ZHdK (CH): Stage Lab ‘Unforeseen Abilities’

28.5. Lugano, ORME Festival  
2.6. Genf, Out of the Box – Biennale des Arts inclusifs  
5.6. Basel, Wildwuchs Festival  
6.6. Bern, BewegGrund.DasFestival  

The first stage lab as part of the inclusive training module of the BA Contemporary Dance (ZHdK) and in collaboration with the Swiss National Science Foundation research project «DisAbility on Stage» of the Institute for the Performing Arts and Film (ZHdK) took place in 2017. Disabled performers and ZhdK students created a short piece together which was shown by IntegrART. The Stage Lab was able to gain the renowned performer Annie Hanauer (UK) as the artistic director for its third edition in 2021, a position which Emanuel Gat and Emanuel Rosenberg held in previous editions. Together with her, the ensemble embarks on a search for the implicit and explicit boundaries of the norm. Forcefully yet subtly the performative miniatures «Unforeseen abilities» move through a wide field of possibilities and also act as luminary bodies: Shapes appear as multidimensional realities.

With IntegrART, Migros Culture Percentage is a practice partner of the Bachelor degree Contemporary Dance of the department of Performing Arts & Film at the Zurich University of the Arts https://www.zhdk.ch/studium/tanz/contemporarydance

Credits
Artistic direction: Samuel Wuersten, BA Contemporary Dance, ZHdK
Programme direction: Gianni Malfer, BA Contemporary Dance, ZHdK
Professor for choreography: Dr. Friederike Lampert, BA Contemporary Dance, ZHdK
Artistic direction workshop: Annie Hanauer
Project coordination: Sarah Marinucci, BA Contemporary Dance, ZHdK
Production: BA Contemporary Dance, ZHdK in cooperation with Teatro Danzabile

Information on the accessibility of the performances can be found on the festival websites

Performers: Mark Wuest Schmid, Maximilian Preisig, Alfonso Cuomo, Nora Tosconi, Bérénice Durozey, Anna Manetti, Lara Müller, Gloria Tonello, Suzanne Vis, Francesca Lapadula, Elena, Christian Barbieri, Joëlle Petrini, Guglielmo Hug, Daniele Zanella Artistic direction Stage Lab: Emanuel Rosenberg, Teatro Danzabile Lugano Project coordination Stage Lab: Sarah Marinucci, BA Contemporary Dance ZHdK Artistic direction BA Contemporary Dance ZHdK: Samuel Wuersten Head of BA Contemporary Dance ZHdK: Gianni Malfer Professorship Choreography BA Contemporary Dance ZHdK: Dr. Friederike Lampert Production: BA Contemporary Dance, ZHdK in Kooperation mit Teatro Danzabile Cooperation partner: Institute for the Performing Arts and Film (IPF), SNF research project ‘DisAbility on Stage’ (lead: Anton Rey & Yvonne Schmidt), ZHdK Practice partner: BewegGrund. Das Festival, IntegrART, ORME, Out-of-the-Box-Biennale des Arts inclusifs, Wildwuchs Supported by: Federal Office for Equality of People with Disabilities EBGB