Tiran Willemse

Untitled (Nostalgia, Act 3)

Dance / 1h10
06 – 16 July / 10h
Off on the 11th

Tiran Willemse is a fascinating performer. His presence and his movements are emotionally charged and delicate. Glowing and furtive, he mobilizes a complex legacy in Untitled (Nostalgia Act 3), where the precision of gestures inspired by the ballet Giselle slowly give way to the energy of African dances. The body is visited by ghosts and memories, it neither opposes nor hierarchizes past and present, near and far, but on the contrary, it draws rich and new connections between all of these. Caught in a space that is haunted by invisible faces, Tiran Willemse uses his body to conjure up a landscape which invites intimate questions and melancholy. A memorial sadness that was already present in Blackmilk, his first piece, along with an almost cinematic comedy. Tiran Willemse’s universe weaves together multiple references and emotions which are sometimes contradictory; it is dense, nostalgic, funny and free.

Concept and performance Tiran Willemse
Dramaturgy Andros Zins-Browne
Music Tobias Koch
Choreography consultant Laurent Chétouane
Light design Fudetani Ryoya
Production and diffusion Paelden Tamnyen and Rabea Grand

Production Association TW
Coproduction Gessnerallee Zürich and Arsenic – Centre d’art scénique contemporain, Lausanne
With the support of the City and Canton of Zürich, the Swiss Foundation of performing artists SIS, Pour-cent culturel Migros