Zimmermann & de Perrot to Perform at August Wilson Center, 10/16-18
The Pittsburgh Dance Council, a division of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announcEd Zimmermann & de Perrot, from Switzerland, will perform at the August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Avenue, Downtown Pittsburgh in the Cultural District, their U.S. premiere of Hans was Heiri on Wednesday, October 16th, at 8:00 p.m, Thursday, October 17th, at 8:00 p.m. and Friday, October 18th at 8:00 p.m., as part of Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts*.
With a great deal of mischief but at the same time, anger and depth, the duo Zimmermann & de Perrot present a disconcertingly original marriage of theatre, circus and dance. Supported by five circus artists and dancers, these two directors, have far exceeded all expectations in their new work. Poets as well as magicians, they keep a piece overflowing with humor regulated to the nearest millimeter. The stage design revolves on a horizontal axis and forces the performers into the most unlikely positions. All this activity is set to a caustic story in Hans was Heiri. Their works have broken down barriers among the public to an extent rarely seen.
Martin Zimmerman born in Switzerland spent much of his life surrounded by the arts. While attending Centre National des Arts du Cirque (C.N.A.C) in France he studied set design graduating with honors. In Zurich 1998 he began to work as a choreographer and director.
Dmitri de Perrot born in Switzerland After matriculating from the Kunstgymnasium in Zurich he developed further as a self-taught musician and composer. In 1998 he turned his attention to the theater, and began to work as a director.
Zimmermann & de Perrot travel internationally, striking the world with artistically accomplished transformation of everyday interactions, giving the little things in life a big platform. The Times raves "4 STARS. Boisterous, off-the-wall humour and fizzy, rollickingly good entertainment." Total Theatre Review said "Zimmermann & de Perrot create absurd, surreal masterpieces of visual theatre."
Tickets ($19-$55) may be purchased at the Box Office at Theater Square, online at www.TrustArts.org, or by calling (412) 456-6666. Subscribe to the 2013-2014 Dance Council season by calling (412) 456-1390 or online at www.TrustArts.org/dance.