Simone Aughterlony

Maintaining Stranger

dance | 1h30
In English | French subtitles
Price: CHF 15.- (except special prices)
Thursday 4.04, 10:00 pm
Friday 5.04, 10:00 pm
Saturday 6.04, 10:30 pm
Sunday 7.04, 04:00 pm
In a gigantic installation featuring an artificially cultivated rocky desert, supporting characters who seem plucked from different castings devise intimacies and encounters. Love is not personal, but difference always is.

A gallery of supporting roles, who seem plucked from different castings, devise intimacies which do not lay claim to any future proximity. Without a place to call home, without any scenario nor story, these strangers are involved, beyond colonisation, in a process of dispossession. Freeing themselves from the notion of the “other”, this “community” remains linked thanks to joys and sufferings, without any of its members being intimately linked. Maintaining Stranger follows the trace of time, wear, drifts and gaps in relationships, where intimacy is felt most intensely. Love is nothing personal, difference always is.

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Simone Aughterlony
Simone Aughterlony, Niall Noel Jones, Nic Lloyd, Mathias Ringgenberg, Hahn Rowe, Teresa Vittucci
Christopher Füllemann
Jen Rosenblit and performers
Hahn Rowe
Dramaturgical Advice:
Jorge León, Saša Božić, Jen Rosenblit
Light Design:
Florian Bach
Sculptures design assistant:
Christophe Bozet
Vocal arrangement:
Luke Deane
Costume Design:
Eloïse Santschi
Translation and subtext:
Dòra Kapusta
Technical Director:
Marie Prédour
Stage Manager:
Jan Olieslagers
Production Management:
Sina Kießling
Karin Erdmann


Production: Verein für allgemeines Wohl / Simone Aughterlony
Co-production: Gessnerallee Zürich, Arsenic – Contemporary Performing Arts Center, Lausanne, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin
Special Thanks: Dampfzentrale Bern
Supported by: City of Zurich, Canton of Zurich Fachstelle Kultur und Pro Helvetia – Swiss Cultural Foundation, Fondation Nestlé pour l´Art, Kulturfonds der Société Suisse des Auteurs