Simone Aughterlony

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Simone Aughterlony (* 1977 ) is a New Zealand - Swiss choreographer and contemporary dancer .

Live and act

Aughterlony graduated from the New Zealand School of Dance in 1995. In Europe, she joined Meg Stuart's Compagnie Damaged Goods in 2000 . She choreographed theater productions at the Schauspielhaus Zurich , the Volksbühne Berlin and the Burgtheater Vienna for Falk Richter , Stephan Pucher and Niklaus Helbling .

Her first performance work for an in-house production began in 2003 for public property . The play was performed in 2004 in the Theaterhaus Gessnerallee and in the Productiehuis Rotterdam ( Rotterdamse Schouwburg ). The video artist was David Hera from Switzerland. In 2005 she performed Performers on Trial at Tanzhaus Zürich, a transformer station converted by Gramazio & Kohler , and at Théâtre Sévelin 36 in Lausanne . The concept came from her, she developed the performance together with Thomas Wodianka and the music was written by Marcel Blatti , who subsequently also did this for other of her productions.

Roger Merguin , who moved from Dampfzentrale Bern to Theaterhaus Gessnerallee in 2005 , took over the production of a play conceived by Aughterlony for the first time at Bare Back Lying in 2006 . At Bare Back Lying she developed the performance together with Wodianka, Bibiana Beglau and Nicholas “Nic” Lloyd . The play was also performed at the Productiehuis Rotterdam and the Theaterhaus Gessnerallee, as well as at the Berlin theater institution Hebbel am Ufer . Together with Meika Dresenkamp , who has so far been involved as a video artist on all pieces except public property , she wrote the concept and realized the performance Between Amateurs , which was again staged in Rotterdam, Zurich and Berlin in 2007. The project was supported by Pro Helvetia, among others .

At the invitation of the Munich talent and ideas festival SPIELART , she created the duet Tonic , which, on the recommendation of Tim Etchells, was part of the What's Next? was performed. She also worked here with Nic Lloyd on the performance. The project was in turn supported by several organizations and performed, among others, in the Tanzquartier Wien and at the Forum Free Theater in Düsseldorf . Also in 2008, The Best and Worst of Us was performed in Zurich, Berlin and Rotterdam . Kate McIntosh , Phil Hayes and Nic Lloyd were involved in the performance , with Laura Kalauz providing artistic advice .

In 2009 she conceived the piece Sweet dreams are made in collaboration with Isabelle Schad . In addition to Nic Lloyd, Isabelle Schad and Thomas Wodianka, she also worked with Arantxa Martinez, Lola Rubio and Fiona Wright on the performance. In 2011, We need to talk for the Voyager Golden Record followed again in-house, performed at the Theaterhaus Gessnerallee Zurich and at the Dampfzentrale Bern. Kristin Irion and Bringolf Irion Vögeli , among others, were involved in the graphic design .

Together with Jorge León , with whom she had been in contact since working together on the Damaged Goods project Highway 101 , the trilogy To Serve was created , which premiered in May 2010 at the KunstenFESTIVALdesArts in Brussels . In the same year she also created the piece Deserve together with León , the performance of which Angélique Willkie , Céline Peret, Fiona Wright, Mieke Verdin and Thomas Wodianka developed.

Show and Tell (2013) was again created in-house, the performance again together with Phil Hayes and the stage design by Janina Audick . The piece premiered in January 2013 at the La Bâtie-Festival de Genève and was also shown in Zurich and Berlin. In 2014 she starred in Jogre Léon's film Before We Go .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Esther Boldt: 50 choreographers of contemporary dance in Germany. Goethe-Institut , 2014, accessed on October 6, 2014 .
  2. ^ Biography , artist website , accessed May 25, 2013.
  3. ^ Public Property (2004) , Simone Aughterlony.
  4. ^ Performers on Trial (2005) , Simone Aughterlony.
  5. ^ Bare Back Lying (2006) , Simone Aughterlony.
  6. ^ Between Amateurs (2007) , Simone Aughterlony.
  7. ^ Tonic (2008) , Simone Aughterlony.
  8. ^ The Best and Worst of Us (2008) , Simone Aughterlony.
  9. Sweet dreams are made (2009) , Simone Aughterlony.
  10. ^ We need to talk (2011) , Simone Aughterlony.
  11. ^ To Serve (2010) , Simone Aughterlony.
  12. ^ Deserve (2010) , Simone Aughterlony.
  13. ^ Show and Tell (2013) , Simone Aughterlony.
  14. ^ 'Before We Go': Marseille Review , The Hollywood Reporter , September 7, 2014.