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NEW WORK Hans was Heiri WILL DAZZLE
AUDIENCES WITH THEATRE, CIRCUS AND DANCE.
Pittsburgh Dance Council
U.S. Premiere by Inventive Swiss Directors
Zimmermann & de Perrot
October16th, 17th, and 18th
August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Avenue, Downtown Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA: 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. Theirworks 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.
* Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts (PIFOF), a project of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, is a city-wide, 16-day performing and visual arts festival (Sept. 27-Oct. 26, 2013) featuring exclusive U.S. and World premieres by highly-acclaimed international artists and contemporary performing arts companies. Festival events are presented in association with other Pittsburgh cultural organizations and offer intimate experiences for audiences at various traditional and non-traditional performance venues within the downtown Cultural District and throughout the city.
Each year the Pittsburgh Dance Council, a division of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, showcases a world-class season of dance. As the largest presenter of international performances in the city, the Dance Council continues to help make our Cultural District one of the country’s leading arts and entertainment centers.
About The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh’s most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country’s largest land masses “curated” by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh’s quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts.