These Are My Principles... Premiere November 2016
These are my principles. If you don’t like them I have others (Groucho Marx)
is a new performance project about principles, what they mean in a world of compromise, how before everything was somehow much clearer. Why did something you once believed in so strongly and that seemed so important to you, something that you and others found so inspiring... cease to have the same importance. Why, when it seemed so clear as to which side you were on, do people find it so difficult to say what they are actually for or against. Where has all this compromise brought us? Has consensus somehow corrupted the idea of principle? Are there still lines we don’t cross? Does money change everything? Can you do something good inside of something that you think is ultimately bad? Can you still make principled choices?
- Concept, Direction: Phil Hayes
- Created in collaboration with: Christophe Jaquet,
- Nada Gambier
- Performance: Phil Hayes and Nada Gambier
- Dramaturgy: Julia Hintermüller
- Lighting: Tina Bleuler
- Sound: Susanne Affolter
- Video: Susanne Hofer/Flimmern
- Production: Lukas Piccolin
- Assistance & Cordination: Katharina Balzer
These Are My Principles... is a co-production with Gessneralle Zurich, Kaserne Basel and Südpol Luzern.
Premiere 24. November 2016 Gessnerallee Zurich