Zimmermann & dePerrot

May 05 - May 09 2010

The Swiss Institute, in partnership with the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York, is organising the first performance by Zimmermann & de Perrot in the USA, a Swiss duo that has taken the European theatre world by storm.

The show GAFF AFF will be performed daily at 8 pm from May 4 to 8 at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, Jerome Robbins Theater, 450 W. 37th Street, New York

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Gaff Aff is a carousel of life, a poetic, contemporary orchestration of music, circus, fine arts and choreography, where the music character, the movement character and the dynamic scenography enter into an intensive interaction.

Attempting to conform to modern life, Zimmermann’s character teeters on the edge of frustration and melancholy, only to turn himself, within the same turn, into a laughter-filled, poetic parody of being human, as his Self, going around and around like the needle on a turntable, edges ever closer. The musician Dimitri de Perrot plays the environment. But the music also creates the dreamworld, the secret inner world of the „other me“ of Zimmermann’s split character, and develops into a character itself – the music character – that intervenes, disturbs, reacts, caresses and comforts.


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