What happens to society when it gets out of balance? Choreographers Kinsun Chan and Martin Zimmermann explore this question in their first joint creation, Wonderful World. The result of this high-profile collaboration is a visually unique piece. The place of action is an unstable stage that tilts at the slightest movement and literally pulls the floor out from under the dancers' feet. The stage becomes a symbol for our constantly changing world. "Wonderful World" is Zimmermann and Chan's surreal, abstract and at the same time poetic discussion of human behavior patterns in states of emergency. Playing with life-size puppets, the 16 ensemble members of the Tanzkompanie Theater St. Gallen raise the question of who is whose puppet. The dancers risk falling with every step. But the thrill of danger outweighs the danger and makes them start the daring game of balance over and over again. Zimmermann and Chan are representatives of two worlds. The internationally successful choreographer, stage and costume designer Kinsun Chan has been leading the dance company Theater St. Gallen since the 2019/20 season, while Martin Zimmermann is an important figure in the international contemporary dance and circus scene and winner of the Swiss Grand Prix Performing Arts / Hans Reinhart Ring 2021. Two different artistic perspectives unite to create an unforgettable evening of dance that ceremoniously opens the Migros Culture Percentage Dance Festival Steps in St. Gallen.
Two very different choreographers work together for the first time. Martin Zimmermann makes a mixture of circus, dance and theater. Kinsun Chan has studied ballet and modern dance. Together they have created a piece for 16 dancers. A tilting stage floor keeps the dancers off balance. There are also life-size puppets on stage. The piece deals with the question: How do we humans deal with exceptional situations?
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