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Language: German/Swiss German, English subtitles
by melanie bonajo, Daniel Cremer, Yanna Rüger and the ensemble of Theater HORA, spatial installation by Carolin Gieszner
In what kind of school could we have learnt all the things that nobody taught us in reality? How to feel and communicate a yes and a no in your body; how to flirt, maintain your boundaries, touch with care and how to love yourself?
SCHULE DER LIEBENDEN is a humorous, sensitive, empowering and genre-bending art experience on the subject of love and intimacy. It is created for people with and without disabilities.
Video artist and somatic sex coach melanie bonajo shoots an educational film 2.0 with the HORA ensemble. Scenographer Carolin Gieszner invents a school space where learning is pleasurable. The HORA performers bring the teaching bodies of this school to life together with directors Yanna Rüger and Daniel Cremer.
DATES AND HI-INTENSITY PROGRAM SCHULE DER LIEBENDEN
The spatial installation by Carolin Gieszner can be visited from the start of Protozone13 during the regular opening hours of Shedhalle on the weekends. Theater HORA will then rehearse in the space during the week, when Shedhalle is closed.
Both the movie by Theater HORA and melanie bonajo as well as the theatre show by Theater HORA, Daniel Cremer and Yanna Rüger premiere on the 08.12. From then on, the movie can be experienced during the regular opening hours of Shedhalle. The theatre show is shown in the evenings of 08.12./10.12./14.12./15.12/16.12./05.01./06.01./07.01. and requires a ticket that can be purchased here: https://www.seetickets.com/ch/tour/theater-hora
On 23.11. 19h, Le Foyer in Process hosts a conversation about the process of SCHULE DER LIEBENDEN with members of the artistic team. https://www.lefoyer-lefoyer.ch/talks/act-10-n3/
On 02.12. 14-16h, Chill Pawel Dudus und Eeeezzii melanie bonajo host the workshop Just say it! – A million ways of rephrasing, praising and other gestures of intimacy at Shedhalle in collaboration with Porny Days. Please register here: https://pornydays.love/festival-program?e=just-say-it–sa-2-12–14-00
CONCEPT melanie bonajo, Daniel Cremer, Yanna Rüger
DIRECTION LIVEPERFORMANCE Daniel Cremer, Yanna Rüger
DIRECTION FILM & ART DIRECTION melanie bonajo
SPATIAL INSTALLATION Carolin Gieszner
COSTUME Lara Lancereau-Jaulin
PERFORMANCE & IDEAS FILM
Noha Badir, Gianni Blumer, Caitlin Friedly, Simone Gisler, Matthias Grandjean, Nikolai Gralak, Fredi Senn, Simon Stuber, Fabienne Villiger
PERFORMANCE & IDEAS LIVE
Noha Badir, Gianni Blumer, Caitlin Friedly, Matthias Grandjean, Simon Stuber, Fabienne Villiger
MUSIC & SOUND DESIGN LIVEPERFORMANCE Thomas Jeker
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Yanik Riedo
SPACE- & COSTUME ASSISTANT Giuliana Gjorgjevski
SPACE ASSISTANT Liene Murken
THEATER PEDAGOGY Anna Fierz, Svenja Koch
INTERNSHIP Katrin Heydekamp
TECHNICAL DIRECTION & LIGHT DESIGN Micha Bietenhader
SOUND SET UP CONSULTING Rebecca Vonlaufen
PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT HORA Jörg Schwahlen
GENERAL MANAGEMENT THEATER HORA Curdin Casutt
SCRIPT FILM melanie bonajo, Daniel Cremer, Yanna Rüger
CAMERA & IMAGE DESIGN FILM Nadja Krüger
TECHN. ASSISTANT & LIGHT FILM Janne Ebel
SET SOUND FILM Anuk Schmelcher
MAKE-UP & STYLING FILM Giuliana Gjorgjevski
CUT, 3D ENVIRONMENTS, COMPOSITING, VFX, SOUNDDESIGN & COLOUR GRADING FILM Kolbeinn Hugi
3D ENVIRONMENTS, ANIMATION, COMPOSITING, VFX & ADDITIONAL SOUND DESIGN FILM Coco Magnusson
MUSIC, SCORE, SOUNDMIX & MASTERING FILM Tommie Bonajo
SUBTITLES, TRANSLATION LIVE/ FILM Yanik Riedo
GRAPHIC DESIGN, TITLE DESIGN FILM Philippe Karrer, Ronja Burkard
PRODUCERS FILM melanie bonajo, Yanna Rüger
SUPPORTED BY Elisabeth Weber Stiftung, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Kanton Zürich Fachstelle Kultur, Kulturpark Zürich-West, LANDIS & GYR STIFTUNG, Mondriaan Fund (NL), Migros Kulturprozent, Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung SIS, Stadt Zürich Kultur
SPECIAL THANKS TO Stiftung Züriwerk, Förderverein Theater HORA, Miriam Haltiner & Adrian Schiess, Content Park Operations AG, Gallery Akinci, Studio Stinkie, Skinship Berlin, Fuck Toy and Orgasm Generator
A Co-Production by Theater HORA, Fabriktheater Rote Fabrik and Shedhalle
Theatre HORA from Zurich is one of the most well-known independent theatre, dance and performance groups in Switzerland. It regularly collaborates with important artists and collectives from Switzerland and abroad and performs at local, national and international theatre venues. Theatre HORA has also been a (cultural) workshop for people with learning difficulties since 2003. As such, it is part of the Züriwerk Foundation, which is committed to support people with mainly cognitive disabilities. Theatre HORA has received several important theatre prizes and awards for its work.
melanie bonajo is a queer, non-binary artist, filmmaker, feminist, sexological
bodyworker, somatic sex coach, educator, cuddle workshop leader, and animal rights
activist. In their videos, performances, photographs, and installations, they explore pressing issues of coexistence in a paralyzing capitalist system and address the erosion of intimacy and isolation in an increasingly sterile, technological world.
Daniel Cremer is a somatic researcher, a director and a performance artist. On massage tables, in workshop spaces as well as on stages, Daniel aims to facilitate intimate encounters between bodies, ideas, emotions and gestures. His recent work has been produced at Maxim-Gorki-Theater and Komische Oper Berlin, Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt (Main) and Nationaltheater Mannheim. His last solo show, “The Miracle of Love”, toured internationally and has been invited to the festivals “Radikal Jung” in Munich and “La Fête Du Slip” in Lausanne.
Yanna Rüger is an actress and director. From 2023-2016 she was a permanent member of the ensemble at Theater Neumarkt in Zurich. In 2017 she founded the network “Infinite Cooperation”, with which she realized the theatre works “Chronik der Zukunft” in 2018 and “Über Wunden” in 2020/22. As an assistant director and artistic collaborator, she worked with Theater Hora and Nele Jahnke on “Egotopia”, among others. She has been the artistic co-director of Theater HORA since July 2020 and directed the science fiction feature film “Planet Hora” in 2019.
Carolin Gieszner’s practice involves sculpture, scenography and immersive installation. Her work emphasizes spaces of togetherness. She explores the sensual relationship that we form with our surroundings, bringing forth more-than-human forms of expression. Her works are realized in various contexts such as museums, theatres, nightclubs, public spaces and galleries.