Zirka Zirkus — Danse Macabre
Station Circus and Kaserne once again invite you to discover the world of contemporary circus arts in Basel through a program called Zirka Zirkus. Come and discover experiments that blur the lines between circus, performance, theater, dance, music, and visual arts as well as light and media design both in the circus tent at Dreispitz (Station Circus) and at the Reithalle at Kaserne Basel.
In Danse Macabre, the choreographer and stage artist Martin Zimmermann stages three fragile figures who have fallen out of the social norm and find themselves in their misery in an abandoned landfill, where everything that cannot be recycled or dismantled is sorted out. Despite setbacks and interpersonal difficulties, the three characters keep getting up, fighting, and finding unfamiliar ways out. And as always when it comes to existence, death is not far. Embodied by Martin Zimmermann himself, he pulls the strings in this macabre game, causing surprise, absurdity, and tragic comedy.
Tickets are CHF 15-35.