Trailer Susanne Hofer/flimmern

Legends & Rumours
Phil Hayes, Maria Jerez, Thomas Kasebacher

Using an elaborate game as a starting point, performers Phil Hayes, Maria Jerez und Thomas Kasebacher set out to ask themselves What turns a moment into a legend and whether it is possible to create a past out the present. How do moments become stories and how do stories become legends? Looking intianially at how rock musicians describe their own moments of creativity, is it possible to apply the same language of legend and rumour to other events and memories of both creation and destruction and so turn them into legends. If we treat the present as the past can we talk about it differently, see things in a different light and what happens when the events of the outside world start to collide with our own versions of the truth. When the events of the larger world put our own trials and tribulations into a different perspective.

Legends & Rumours brings together three very differnent performing artists; Phil Hayes from Zurich, Maria Jerez from Madrid and Thomas Kasebacher from Vienna in an investigative collaborative process, on the hunt for some new Legends.

Premiere 14. May 2013 Gessnerallee Zurich.

Direction: Phil Hayes
Performance: Phil Hayes, Maria Jerez, Thomas Kasebacher
Dramaturg: Julia Hintermüller
Lighting Design: Tina Bleuler/Patrik Riman
Sound: Thomas Peter/Susanne Affolter
Production Assistant: Nadine Tobler
Production: Lukas Piccolin. Verein First Cut Productions
Photos/Graphic Design: Adrian Elsener
Video/Trailer Susanne Hofer/Flimmer

A Verein First Cut Productions production
Coproduction with; Gessnerallee Zurich, Theatre de l‘Usine Geneva, Kaserne Basel, Schlachthaus Theater Bern, Mousonturm Frankfurt, brut Vienna und Migros Kulturprozent.

Supported by; Stadt Zürich Kultur, Fachstelle Kultur Kanton Zürich, Pro Helvetia Schweizer Kulturstiftung und PRAIRIE: „Das Koproduktionsmodell des Migros-Kulturprozent mit innovativen Schweizer Theatergruppen"

"Dreams was written on one of those nights when there really wasn‘t anything for me to do, so I went down the hall to a studio that was here in the Record Plant that was Sly Stone‘s studio and when I had nothing to do I could take all my own stuff down there. so i would take an electric piano with me and you know my crocheting .. and you know my journals and my books and my art and I just kind of would stay there until they needed me. And so one day, sitting in Sly stones bed, with this big black curtained bed, fabulous you know totally - i wasn‘t my room you know so it could be fabulous - it was somebody elses room, i just went in there one afternoon and wrote dreams. and I knew when I wrote it that it was really special and i was not insecure or self-concious about showing it to the rest of the band. I knew they would like it. "

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