THU 21 & FRI 22 APRIL 2016
in english, french and german language
THU 21 APRIL artist talk in english language following show
14€, 9€ reduced, 3€ Bremen Pass
How do men express love? In the scenic concert ‘Love & Happiness’, five men talk and sing about precisely this theme. They confess, tell stories, and negotiate disagreements. They show that love means making it visible. Being visible necessitates the courage to be truthful.
In his book ‘How Music Works’, David Byrne describes the phenomenon that when listening to pop music the audience quite often seeks to establish a relationship between the personal emotions and experiences of the musician and the song. They ask: Did he or she ‘really’ experience that? Or: Is that a ‘true’ story he is singing about? That is why the director, performer, and musician Phil Hayes from Zurich and Christophe Jaquet from Lausanne deal with authenticity and authorship. What exactly is meant by the words ‘true’ and ‘real’? And is that even important?
With: Alain Borek, Christian Gibbs, Phil Hayes, Christophe Jaquet, Herwig Ursin
Direction: Phil Hayes
Concept: Phil Hayes, Christophe Jaquet
Songs: Phil Hayes
Dramaturgy: Julia Hintermüller
Light design: Tina Bleuler, Electricgold
Video design: Susanne Hofer/flimmern.ch
Sound design: Susanne Affolter
Assistance: Nadine Tobler
Production management: Lukas Piccolin
›Heiß geliebte Sorgenfalte‹ NZZ (german)
Coproduktion: Gessnerallee, Zürich, Arsenic Centre d'art scénique contemporain, Lausanne And Kaserne Basel.
Supported by City of Zurich Kultur, Fachstelle Kultur Kanton Zürich, Pro Helvetia Schweizer Kulturstiftung, Migros-Kulturprozent/Pour-cent culturel Migro, Ville de Lausanne, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Stanley Thomas Johnson Stiftung, Affaires culturelles du Cantone de Vaud.
PREMIERE 20 NOVEMBER 2014