Martin Zimmermann’s rocking performance Goodbye Johnny featuring the musician Han Sue Lee Tischhauser is a tribute to everyone and everything marginalized—a funky compilation of wonderfully comical moments, replete with tongue-in-cheek allusions to our own absurd times.
The setting, time and reality of this performance keep changing, just as our view and our memory change constantly. Goodbye Johnny revolves around the simultaneous exclusion and display of the discriminated, the disadvantaged, the disabled. Dealing with these issues is difficult: Do I really have to face this? Can’t I just move on and forget? Sensation and irritation arise simultaneously as well, for the tipping over of normality into exclusion happens quickly and is intense. But how does it really feel to be in Johnny’s world? Goodbye Johnny creates an experience that allows us to oscillate between different emotional states.
Concept, direction, choreography and costumes: Martin Zimmermann
Created with and interpreted by: Han Sue Lee Tischhauser, Martin Zimmermann
Music creation: Han Sue Lee Tischhauser
Dramaturgy: Sabine Geistlich
Stage design: Simeon Meier, Martin Zimmermann
Set design: Simeon Meier, Martin Zimmermann
Construction set: Ingo Groher, Andi Hohl
Light design: Sarah Büchel
Costumes confection:Susanne Boner
Choreography assistance: Dimitri Jourde, Romain Guion
Sound design: Andy Neresheimer
Technical management: Sarah Büchel
Communication: MZ Atelier
Accounting: Conny Heeb
Administration, distribution: Alain Vuignier
International Producer: Claire Béjanin
Production: MZ Atelier
Final rehearsals at Tanzhaus Zürich.
Premiere: 10 December 2020, Tanzhaus Zürich
Martin Zimmermann is supported by a cooperative funding agreement with the Culture Department City of Zurich, Department of Culture Canton Zurich and Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council.
Martin Zimmermann is Associated Artist at maisondelaculture de Bourges / Scène Nationale and at Tanzhaus Zürich.
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