Short improvisation dance and music with oboist Matt Sullivan & Jamuna Mirjam Zweifel
at Cozmos 280 East 10th Street New York
December 7 2023
photocredit: Jason Trucco 2023
Jamuna Mirjam Zweifel & Léa Jullien
VOICES FROM THE GROUND
Date to Dance
march 16 2024
photocredit: Eve Mukkti 2023
SAVE THE DATE!
Theater am Gleis Winterthur
Holes by Jamuna Mirjam Zweifel & Léa Jullien
in close collaboration with Maureen Zollinger and dancers
Full evening Production
June 28 & 29 2024
NONZENS Actions with Jamuna Mirjam Zweifel & Thala Linder
Researching Interdisciplinary Cyphering / Jam-Laboratory
Inspired by the Cypher in dance, we are continuing researching on a format in which different disciplines communicate with each other and enter into a symbiosis, following the example of the communication between plants and fungi.
at Zentralwäscherei Zürich, Switzerland (Beschallungsraum)
SESSION HOSTED BY Maureen Zollinger & Mirjam Jamuna Zweifel
Via Verso 2023
Via Verso is a collective artistic initiative taking the form of a walk between Switzerland & Italy with The Field @associazione.base9 and Tanzhaus Zürich
The walk consists of two routes covering a distance of about 500 kms over a 14-day period. Starting
respectively from Bassano del Grappa (IT) and Zürich (CH), two groups will reach the mountains of Switzerland.
Residency Italy September 3-8 2023
Short Cuts Solo at Tanz in Olten 2023
Digging Holes & Sailing Salt by Jamuna Mirjam Zweifel / Léa Jullien
Outside Eye: Maureen Zollinger / Juliane Steenbeck
Find out more.
November 15 2023
Holes - working title
Research Week with HF ZUB Student:innen – BA UCD goes Research
CHOREOGRAPHY & CONCEPT Mirjam Jamuna Zweifel in close Collaboration with Léa Jullien (Tropical Vegas) SOUND Léa Jullien PERFORMANCE @zoe.dereynier @sofie_hh @sophie.meyer @n_i_n_a_pf @mikki_monnin @corinnekaelin01
@sandy__albrecht @yoninah_ @alinegia_0.0 COSTUME Mirjam Jamuna Zweifel Léa Jullien
Showing Research at Tanzfestival Winterthur, Theater am Gleis Switzerland
VIDEO Couchkult SCHNITT Thomas Kolter
CHOREOGRAPHY & CONCEPT Mirjam Jamuna Zweifel / PERFORMANCE- Mirjam Jamuna Zweifel / DRAMATURGICAL HELP/OUTSIDE EYE Romain Guion, Franka Feder, Rafael Smadja / SOUND Diogo Ribeiro de Almeida / COSTUME Mirjam Jamuna Zweifel / SET DESIGN ASSISTENZ Ivan Giulio Minichiello
„The encapsulation by digital devices, which shifts the focus of the masses and creates an incredible paradox, so often skips the extent of our imagination. But it is the reality of our generation. The constant immersion in virtual worlds is like travelling to people, places, things, possibilities, impossibilities, knowledge and non-knowledge. Infinite dimensions and a new space-time relation arise.“
What happens to the physical body while we are caught and left in virtual holes?
How can we reconnect with the nature and the environment, by creating a hole of sensitivity and experiencing awareness?
Choreography Meg Stuart
Creation & Performance Kristof Van Boven, Isabela Fernandez, Lucia Gugerli, Pierre Piton, Maria Scaroni, Declan Whitaker, Mirjam Jamuna Zweifel
Dramaturgy Bart Van den Eynde
Live Music Mieko Suzuki Scenography,
Light design Elodie Dauguet
Costume Design Jean Paul Lespagnard
Creation Assistants Ana Rocha, Davis Freeman Producer on site Kathrin Veser Assistance
Producer on site Kizzy Garcia Vale Support
Costume Designer Selina Tholl Internship Sofía Werder
Production Management, Artistic Collaboration The Field Marisa Godoy, Romain Guion Technical Support David Baumgartner
The Field is kindly supported by BNP Paribas Swiss Foundation (main partner), City of Zurich Culture, Migros-Kulturprozent, Fondation Nestlé pour l’Art. «Titel» is made possible thanks to Stadt Zürich Kultur, Fachstelle Kultur Kanton Zürich, Landis & Gyr Stiftung, Stiftung Corymbo.
Coproduction: Zürcher Theaterspektakel and Tanzhaus Zürich with the additional support of Damaged Goods (Brussels)
Dance and water. A collaboration with the established American choreographer Meg Stuart, stage and theater artist Philippe Quesne, designer Jean-Paul Lespagnard, musician Mieko Suzuki and a constellation of international performers.
Created specifically for the Saffa Island in Zürich, Waterworks is a continuation of Stuart's exploration of water which she initiated in 2021. This unique performative event explores the shallow water and the island's shore as a transition between nature and civilization, and the interactions of liquidity and body, of natural medium and human movement.
In Waterworks, the performers evoke dreamlike fictions on a manmade island. The water is the stage for those scenarios – liberating, connective, terrifying and full of possibilities.
CHOREOGRAPHY The Field DRAMATURGICAL SUPPORT Romain Guion PERFORMANCE Declan Whitaker, Lucia Gugerli, Mirjam Jamuna Zweifel, Pierre Piton COOPERATION ZÜRICH TANZT & Dabbavelo
PRESENTED IN THE FRAME OF ZÜRICH TANZT 2022
An innovative format to bring dance directly to people’s doorstep!
With Dance Delivery, anyone with a creative appetite can choose a short dance from a menu concocted specially by The Field. One selected, the dance will be delivered and performed on people's doorstep, garden or courtyard.
CONCEPT The Field in collaboration with Monica Gillette PERFORMANCE Maria Demandt, Lucia Gugerli, Pierre Piton, Declan Whitaker, Mirjam Jamuna Zweifel ARTISTIC COORDINATION Marisa Godoy, Romain Guion PHOTO Did Schaffer
PRESENTED IN THE FRAME OF ZÜRICH TANZT, summer program Kunsthaus Zürich, Tanzfest Winterthur 2022, Festival B.Motion Bassano del Grappa IT
SUPPORT Tanzhaus Zürich, BNP Paribas Swiss Foundation, Migros Culture Percentage, Landis & Gyr Foundation
Ask a question, receive a performative answer!
Instant composition offline/online (time variable)
Question Kiosk is an innovative format that allows for interactions and dialogue. In its analog form, questions are received in public spaces from passers-by and intuitively performed in a marked area. In its digital design, Question Kiosk 2.0 allows anyone to remotely submit a question to The Field. Regardless of the configuration, the main focus remains on facilitating a discourse and reflection with citizens.
SCALABLE SKELETAL ESCALATOR
CONCEPT Isabel Lewis PERFORMANCE The Field (Lucia Gugerli, Pierre Piton, Declan Whitaker, Mirjam Jamuna Zweifel) and Rafał Pierzyński MUSIC LABOUR COLLABORATIVE ARTISTS Dirk Bell / Mo Stern, Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, Marcelo Alcaide, Yolanda Zobel LIGHTS David Baumgartner ARTISTIC COORDINATION Romain Guion DRAMATURGY ASSISTANCE Lea Moro PHOTO Andrea Ebener & Annik Wetter VIDEO TRAILER Ozelot Studios SPECIAL THANKS TO Sissel Tolaas, Lara Dâmaso, Mathias Ringgenberg, Juliette Uzor, Callie's Berlin, Kunsthalle Zürich
Interdisciplinary stage performance
Scalable Skeletal Escalator is a stage adaptation of an interdisciplinary experiment conceived in a museum context over the course of 7 weeks. The live art work takes the form of a holobiont, a multi-organismic assemblage, like the human body itself, shuddering and shaking into being.
Ohne Schweiss kein Preis.
CHOREOGRAPHY & CONCEPT: Ariana Qizmolli & Mirjam Jamuna Zweifel
Perfomance: Ariana Qizmolli & Mirjam Jamuna Zweifel
A performative exploration into an ageing, elitist Switzerland based on a tennis match.
Tanzfestival Winterthur 2021
DIRECTION Lucia Gugerli, Mirjam Jamuna Zweifel, Fanny Zihlmann IN COLLABORATION WITH Romain Guion, Monica Gillette, Tanzhaus Zürich PERFORMANCE Leonie Ketz, Sandra Ivankovic, Maya Olah, Sol Mila Jarkovich, Helga Starcevic, Emma Bertuchoz, Tonja Richardet, Lucia Tavano, Samara Leite Walt, Simona Roth PHOTO Eliane Zgraggen
PRESENTED IN THE FRAME OF About Us!
SUPPORT Fondation BNP Paribas Suisse, Stadt Zürich Kultur, Fondation Nestlé pour l’Art, Migros Kulturprozent, Landis & Gyr Stiftung
We Object is a collective extension of I Object, originally created for two performers. Developed together with residents of the Wollishofen neighborhood, We Object is a playground where people and things dance together and question their interrelationships. What emerges is chaotic but yet relaxing and gives rise to scenarios that range from everyday existence to science fiction.
The Best and the Worst of Us
CHOREOGRAPHY & DIRECTION Simone Augtherlony PERFORMANCE Maria Demandt, Lucia Gugerli, Pierre Piton, Declan Whitaker, Mirjam Jamuna Zweifel MUSIC Marcel Blatti LIGHT DESIGN Christa Wenger REPLICA OF ORIGINAL STAGE Klara Mand, Tamara Baumann, Affentranger Theaterhandwerk GmbH ORIGINAL CAST Simone Augtherlony, Kate McIntosh, Phil Hayes, Nicholas Lloyd, Thomas Wodianka ORIGNIAL STAGE DESIGN Nadia Fistarol PHOTO Leni Olafson
COPRODUCTION Tanzhaus Zürich, Südpol Luzern
PRESENTED IN THE FRAME OF Theater Spektakel
SUPPORT BNP Paribas Swiss Foundation, Migros Culture Percentage, Landis & Gyr Foundation, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, City of Zurich Culture, Department of Culture of the Canton of Zurich
A metamorphic re-enactment of Simone Aughtlerony's iconic piece
Full evening piece
Adopting a spontaneous diplomacy, it reveals a discipline modeled on behaviours from other species who know about reward because they have grown up with the dance between the common good and the lone impulse. The tyranny of the majority is measured up against singular desire as The Field sings, builds, collectively mythologizes and complicates what it means to be and act together. The content of this work bears striking similarity to the ensemble’s endeavour: an intuitive approach to collaborative action that hopes to render an advantageous group dynamic.
Take your body for a walk
CONCEPT The Field in collaboration with Monica Gillette and Tanzhaus Zürich
Take Your Body For a Walk is an interactive format which aims to build a collective experience and an online community for the duration of a walk. Inputs are sent via chat messages to invite participants to take part in a sensorial adventure. In a time when individual and collective well-being are compromised, Take Your Body For a Walk provides means to reconnect with our own body, our surroundings and our fellow humans. While being gently guided, the participants are actively involved in the design of their walk upon their desires in the moment and their individual locations, may it be the outdoors or within the comfort of their own homes.
INSTALLATION by Florian Briw and PERFORMANCE by Jamuna.
SOUNDSCAPE by Diogo Ribeiro de Almeida OUTSIDE EYE Franka Rosalie Feder & Astrid Künzler
Digital possession directs the human focus into a different relationship of temporality and corporeality. Where do digital space, nature and the human being meet? An attempt at communication between worlds of the same world.
INSTALLATION and PERFORMANCE with Zookunft.Project.
The collective Zookunft.Project aims to create temporary landscapes, nurture a shared memory and exchange practices between different disciplines. The basis of the form of communication is the circle. The Cypher - from which the dancers of the collective took the original interest of a research, always gets back to the point where authenticity, creativity, inventiveness and courage can be lived. How important it has become, to sit again together, withouth fronts. Zookunft.Project is developing more and more into an open place where projects are realised, people cook together, initiate small and big things and, above all, take time to think outside the box.
NULL is the collective's first collaborative work within the residency and open doors in the exhibition space at KunstimDepot 2021.
CONCEPT Declan Whitaker CHOREOGRAPHY & PERFORMANCE Maria Demandt, Lucia Gugerli, Pierre Piton, Declan Whitaker, Mirjam Jamuna Zweifel MENTORING Lea Moro, Marc Streit LIGHTING David Baumgartner MUSIC Pierre Piton SCENOGRAPHY & COSTUME Maria Demandt PHOTO Leni Olafson VIDEO Marc Nathmann | yourstage.live
PRESENTED IN THE FRAME OF Tanzfestival Winterthur (Theater am Gleis), Show-Off (Tanzhaus Zürich)
SUPPORT Tanzhaus Zürich, BNP Paribas Swiss Foundation, Migros-Kulturprozent, Landis & Gyr Stiftung
A dada-like exploration of fakeness and reality in which the inconsistencies of parallel truths are revealed
Short piece (20 mins)
The largest information resource we have, the internet, which has radically altered our modes of communication, has zero obligation to be factual. Anyone can say anything and present it as truthful, correct and unquestionable. This world wide web where anything goes has marked the advent of a posttruth world where the boundary between fact and fiction becomes more difficult to discern and the distinction between truth-telling and lies less clear. This new reality has permeated our lives, infiltrating the apparent with ambiguity and staining the effable with ambivalence.
Performer /Creation in
CONCEPT Lucia Gugerli PERFORMANCE Declan Whitaker, Mirjam Jamuna Zweifel MENTORING Andreas Storm, Meret Schlegel LIGHTING Anutoshen Hüer MUSIC Mirjam Zweifel SCENOGRAPHY & COSTUME Lucia Gugerli PHOTO Christian Glaus, Christian Altorfer
PRESENTED IN THE FRAME OF Inkubator (Rote Fabrik), Theater Spektakel, The Arts of Video (in) Research’/ZHdK, Fete de la Danse, Lausanne
SUPPORT Rote Fabrik, BNP Paribas Swiss Foundation, Migros Culture Percentage, Landis & Gyr Foundation
Performative interactions between humans and random objects collected in the streets of Zürich
Short Piece (10 mins), presented in indoor and outdoor contexts
I Object originates from the desire of non-violent destruction as a method for creation. Choreographic scores are used to animate the objects, the performers and the space. This results in a landscape of constant transformation, heightening the performers' awareness, spontaneity and playfulness. In acting with the objects both in a careful and platonic manner, the performers remember the history of the relationship between humans and objects and question what it could look like in the future.
First Version of an ongoing RESEARCH/SHORT PIECE
with SOUNDSCAPE by Eve Joel Hernandez.
PLATFORM TanzInOlten 2019 New Ideas II
DRAMATURGICAL SUPPORT: Rafael Smadja
Trailer for a VIDEO-EXPERIMENT with Ivan Giulio Minichiello.
what is around? who are we? what does our head contributes to this?
what material do you like to get in touch?
we are a couple. how do we perform together without knowing, what each of us has in mind?
no clue, no plan. just the head and its copy.
ZHDK Aktionsraum. 2019
other recent Collaborations.
Earthly Flux: A Study of
Transitional Clay Bodies
By Claudia González Godoy and Jamuna Mirjam
Zweifel / (RE)SHAPE virtual residency 2023
Estaquilla, Chile & Willadingen, Switzerland
Videoinstallation, Audiowalk & Script Booklet
(RE)SHAPE is an international collaboration between the
partners Work it Out (CH/DE), Fundación Mar Adentro (CL),
Wixutta Knowledge Center (MOZ), The Art Corner of
Tehran (IRN) and cheLA (ARG).
(RE)SHAPE is supported by a «To-gather» International
Collaboration grant from Pro Helvetia - the Swiss Arts
Council, the Südkulturfond, Fundación Mar Adentro and
Spekulatives Unternehmen für Übergangsrituale von Wildnissen
January 7 2023, Zurich Switzerland
CONCEPT & REALISATION Matthias Annen, Maureen Zollinger, Jamuna Mirjam Zweifel, OUTSIDE HELP Lea Götschi & Othmar Anne
TERRAIN SAUVAGE is an invitation to accompany nature in its dying process, before the start of a demolition.
Shortly before the demolition of a building, we want to create a space of experience and encounter to engage with the wilderness together, to open our senses, to collect impressions and to share them with each other. In this way, we let little (urban) wild natures come alive through us once again and carry the impressions away within us in different directions - just as the inhabitants of the garden will do. In this very strong moment of transition we build new synapses towards a shrinking wild.
Research Interdisciplinary Cyphering / Jam-Laboratory with Zookunft.Project
Inspired by the Cypher in dance, we are researching on a format in which different disciplines communicate with each other and enter into a symbiosis, following the example of the communication between plants and fungi.
Photo-Serie Blue Moon with Raffaella Allegra, Elba
Performerin for Nadine K. Cenoz Dissociation (Solothurn) III, Baseltorkiosk
Model for Perdita by Studio Végeté
und Janette Gloor Photography for LaBotanica-Magazine.
Model for Ivan Giulio Minichiello. Studien.
Assistent Costume-Design for Zookunft.Project with Tara Filter (Filterworks)
Written and spoken Thoughts.
Earthly Flux - A study of transitional clay bodies
by Jamuna Mirjam Zweifel & Claudia Gonzàlez Godoy
Pflanzentanz was made for Eve Joel Hernandez.
How to make sense about the world around us.
private Soundcloud-Link for the Zookunft.Project-Session at Platform Workitout online on ZOOM.