A Social Convention

Oliver Roth is re-staging the funeral of his mother after 10 years newly. Casually and radically he reminisces, catches up on his grief of back then and tells what happened since his mother died. With brutal honesty, he performs a dialogue with the deceased and with the audience simultaneously. He speaks about common visits at the doctor, the certainty of an early death, labour of grief on the countryside and truisms. While the audience witnesses a grieving man, it sees itself confronted with death in its most profane way.



6.6.2019                Instituto Svizzero Rom

24.+ 25.10.2018    zeitraumexit Mannheim

28.+ 29.11.2017    ROXY Birsfelden

1.- 3.12.2016         Tanzhaus Zürich

15.10.2016            Nacht der 1000 Fragen Biel/Bienne

15.+ 16.8.2016      far° Festival des arts vivants Nyon

Photos ©Arthur Bauer

A performance by Oliver Roth / In cooperation with Demian Jakob, Daniela Ruocco, Pablo Weber / Mentoring by Yan Duyvendak / Further cooperation and thanks to Rabea Grand, Benny Hauser, Jessica Huber, James Leadbitter, Balz Isler / Produced by General Performances and far° festival des arts vivants Nyon / Co-produced by Tanzhaus Zürich / With support of Burgergemeinde Bern, Dampfzentrale Bern, Fondation Nestlé pour L‘Art, Gessnerallee Zürich, Migros Kulturprozent, Nacht der 1000 Fragen Biel and Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council