It’s warm and soft in here. I’m closing my eyes. From far away I hear children laughing. I can’t help smiling. This is where I’m staying. It’s nice here… If only it weren’t for that unpleasant sound. At first I’m not sure it’s just me hearing it. It’s getting louder and shriller. I’m shivering. The ground that just carried me is suddenly hard and cold. Is it just my imagination, or has the room become smaller, the air more stuffy? The sound is swollen to a shrill scream, I can’t stand it anymore, open my eyes and – fall…

The feel-good bubble in which we have lived for many years has cracked, imploded. Are we going to bury our heads in the sand and look the other way? Or are we facing up to the challenges?

The dance performance BIG BIRD searches for the abysses beneath the surface that threatens to lull us in and faces the horror. Four dancers test extremes and ask to find balance in a world that has fallen apart. A physical, pictorial dance evening that puts everything on one card and uses intuitive knowledge of the bodies, where ordinary wisdom fails and language lures us away.

Choreography, Sound & Stage Design Tobias Spori, Ann Katrin Cooper
Light Robin Rasputin
Costumes Cecilia Wretemark
Outside Eye Vanessa Cook
Production pARTner
Dancers Laura Garcia Aguilera, Diane Gemsch, Michał Czyż, Tobias Spori

Supported by Kanton St.Gallen, Swisslos, Stadt St.Gallen, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Ortsbürgergemeinde St.Gallen, Arnold Billwiller Stiftung, Migros Kulturprozent, Corymbo Stiftung