selected as aerowaves twenty 21

Based on the motif of an embrace, Matilda Bilberg and Jenna Hendry inquire how far apart intimacy and being private lie. Driven by a desire for closeness and connection, they carry and let themselves be carried through a journey of various sensations by attentively listening to the other‘s body and by exploring the boundary between “you” and “me”. This search for a tender equilibrium creates a fascinating intensity.
In close proximity to the audience, Matilda and Jenna take up contact with the spectators through an intimate gaze – offering them the opportunity to become aware of their own senses.

“…Intimacy requires courage because the risk is inescapable. We cannot know at the outset how the relationship will affect us. Like a chemical mixture, if one of us is changed, both of us will be. Will we grow in self-actualization, or will it destroy us? The one thing we can be certain of is that if we let ourselves fully into the relationship for good or evil, we will not come out unaffected.”
– Rollo May (The Courage to Create)

Concept / Dance           Jenna Hendry & Matilda Bilberg
Dramaturgical advice Sabine Haß-Zimmermann
Music                                 Alex Zampini
Lightdesign                     Maria Ros
Costume                          Karen Petermann
Photo                                Jonas Bilberg, Andreas Zihler
Film                                    Peter Kadar
Graphic design              Cadgas Cakmaktas
Coproduction                Fabriktheater Rote Fabrik Zürich
With the support of     Stadt Zürich Kultur,
                                             Fachstelle Kultur Kanton Zürich,
                                             Ernst Göhner Stiftung
                                             Swedish Arts Grants Committee
Residency partners     Tanztendenz München,
                                             Rum för Dans / Teater Halland,
                                            Tanzhaus Zürich
Thanks to                        David Zambrano, Emeric Rabot

Past performances:

Premiere 15.11.19       Fabriktheater Rote Fabrik Zürich (CH)
16., 21., 22., 23.11.19  Fabriktheater Rote Fabrik Zürich (CH)
30.11.19                           Haberhaus Schaffhausen (CH)
19.12.19                           Warsaw Dance Days (PL)
03. – 04.02.20                Konserthus Västerås (SE)
11.03.20                          Südpol Luzern (CH)
07. – 09.05.20                Zürich Tanzt – CANCELLED
09.05.21                          Zürich Tanzt 2021
04. & 06.03.22              Les Printemps de Sévelin, Théâtre Sévelin
23.09.23                         IDEA Festival Jordan National Center for Arts&Culture Amman