Program C >> Where Are You / Where Am I Dorothea Rust and Omri Ziegele

Tel Aviv, Friday 22/12, 20:30 | Jerusalem, Thursday 28/12, 20:30

Conceived and performed by Dorothea Rust and Omri Ziegele

Where Are You / Where Am I is a live performance with interaction via skype by Dorothea rust (visual and performance artist, dancer) and Omri Ziegele (musician, bandleader, composer) in collaboration with Petit Grégoire Videolabor Zürich (Jens Woernle, Hili Leimgruber and André Bricker) and Dani Williamson from the Teiva Theater in Israel. 

The project's basic material revolves around sounds, voices and movements from the past, from our childhood into the present. We are looking for sparks in movement and sound which arise from a hidden memory linking to art and folk dance movements, everyday and mainstream expressions in music and dance. An equally strong impact onto the performance has our attention to the extinct Yiddish language of a small Jewish community near Zurich in Switzerland. We are asking ourselves what the sound of (this) language is. What do we hear, how does it resonates today on a physical and verbal level and in a metaphorical sense? What do we do with it, what does it do to us? The isolation of this Jewish community in the past, and it’s dialect which had developed over time, could raise issues relating to realities immigrants are facing today and other people who have been isolated from a central society, experiencing situations of alienation. The skype live aspect of this work is providing a channel of research how virtuality and its topics, being in a place and at the same time out of place (and also out of time), can effect and affect us and the audience. 

DOROTHEA RUST Born in Zug, visual artist, cultural theoretician (MAS in cultural/ gender studies at the Zurich University of the Arts ), living, in Zurich. Rust’s background is in (postmodern) dance includes collaborations with dancers, choreographers and musicians in New York in the 1980s. Since more than 30 years movementspace a key approach in her diverse activities: Performances and interventions in public spaces, art and music events, lecture-performances, member on programming boards of music- and performance events in Switzerland and India, networking initiatives, writing practice about Performance (and) Art, independent teaching practice (movement classes and somatic body-learning, AlexanderTechnique), workshops and guest-lecturer in Art Schools in Switzerland and abroad. Awards, grants and residencies, amongst others Performance Art Award Switzerland 2016. www.

OMRI ZIEGELE Jazzmusician, altosaxophone, flute, vocals Born 1959 in Rehovot/Israel. Lived first two years in Kibbuz G’wuloth. Moved to Zurich/Switzerland with his family 1962. Grew up in Zurich. First professional concerts at the age of 18. He studied at the BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC in Boston. Played and plays in a variety of projects & bands throughout Europe. He won several awards. Leads a large ensemble since more than 20 years: BILLIGER BAUER. Performs since 1996 with swiss piano player IRENE SCHWEIZER and actually works with different bands. Writes & performs music also for theatre/ circus. Has released more than 10 albums as a leader. Founder & Co-organizer of the unerhört!-Jazzfestival Zurich. Teaches saxophone and improvisation at the Werkstatt für Improvisierte Musik in Zurich.