When, where and how do we have fun? What is the goal of our fun? And why are laughter and fun doomed to fail? In search of answers to these questions five performers find themselves in a fabulous amusement park, arguing over who will be employee of the month. «Happiness: that’s our business!» Everything is a pretext for play: the costumes, sets, acoustic loops and make-up. Pleasure is everywhere in a stunning landscape of bodies in rotation, of magic, jokes and masquerade. In a poetic staging that constantly evolves between desire, euphoria, fear and nostalgia, «FUN!» abounds with gestural dexterity and contagious physicality. By creating a topography out of an amusement park in which choreographic movement is the motivating force behind the fun, Lea Moro explores the mechanisms of contemporary entertainment along with its sources, potential and contradictions.
Accessible from on age 8
Lea Moro (Zurich/Berlin) is a performer and choreographer trained at the Dimitri School, Trinity LABAN in London and HZT in Berlin. Mixing audacity and insouciance, while drawing from canonical works and genres, her work is based on the construction of affective situations that swing between illusion, humour and ambiguity. Projects such as «Le Sacre du Printemps, a ballet for a single body» (2013/14) and «(b)reaching stillness» (2015) were presented internationally. Lea Moro is a recipient of a DanseWEB grant (2014), an Elsa-Neumann grant (2015), the PAP Mentorat (2014-2016) as well as a Werkstipendium (2017) and a Culture Prize Incentive Grant (2018) from the canton of Zurich.
Choreography Lea Moro
Performance Lea Moro, Dani Brown, Micha Goldberg, Andrius Mulokas, Emma Tricard
Dramaturgy Maja Zimmermann
Stage design and costumes Mascha Mihoa Bischoff
Light design Annegret Schalke
Technical Direction/Light Claire Terrien
Sound design and performance Jana Sotzko
Executive producers Linda Sepp, Marie Schmieder, Rabea Grand
Public relations, dramaturgy Mona De Weerdt
Touring Ann-Christin Görtz
Production Lea Moro
Coproduction Tanz im August/HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), Tanzhaus Zürich, Südpol Luzern, Kaserne Basel, Dampfzentrale Bern, Arsenic - Centre d'art scénique contemporain Lausanne, in the frame of the Programmers’ Fund of Reso – Dance Network Switzerland, supported by Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council and PACT Zollverein, fabrik Potsdam, Théâtre de Nîmes - Scène conventionnée pour la danse contemporaine, Centre de Développement Chorégraphique Uzès danse.
Support Senate Department for Culture and Europe, City of Zurich Kultur, Kanton Zurich – Fachstelle Kultur, NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ in the frame of the Coproduction Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media, Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council and Fondation Nestlé pour l’Art. With the support of ÉTAPE DANSE, initiated by the Institut Français Germany / Bureau du Théâtre et de la Danse and fabrik Potsdam, with the help of the Ministry of Culture and Communication / DGCA and the City of Potsdam. With thanks to SOPHIENSÆLE. The performances in Switzerland in 2017 are supported by Migros Culture Percentage and Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation.