Dimitri de Perrot


Zimmermann & de Perrot
With: Tarek Halaby, Dimitri Jourde, Dimitri de Perrot, Gaël Santisteva, Mélissa Von Vépy, Methinee Wongtrakoon, Martin Zimmermann

Hans was Heiri builds on the insight that we humans are surprisingly similar when it comes to basic needs and desires. Does life often seem to fail simply because we, as individuals, try so hard to be unique and different? In Hans was Heiri, Zimmermann & de Perrot approach this conundrum with wit, humour, frustration and philosophical depth. Together with five outstanding circus artists and dancers, they again manage, based on the artistic quality of their production, to take audiences to places beyond expectations. Different, the same, or just difference in sameness Whatever, Hans was Heiri.

Dimitri de Perrot was co-founder and co-director of the artist collective MZdP (Metzger/Zimmermann/de Perrot, 1998-2005) and the Swiss directing duo Zimmermann & de Perrot (2006-2017). They invented a unique and world wide acclaimed form of physical theater mixing music, visual arts, dance, clownerie and modern circus. From these collaborations emerged two internationally active production offices. With their productions he performed life on stage for almost two decades.

More information
Zimmermann & de Perrot
Trio MZdP (Metzger/Zimmermann/dePerrot)

Main creations
Hans was Heiri
Chouf Ouchouf – mit der Groupe Acrobatique de Tanger
Öper Öpis
Gaff Aff

Concept, direction and stage design: Zimmermann & de Perrot
Composition: Dimitri de Perrot
Choreography: Martin Zimmermann
Created with: Tarek Halaby, Dimitri Jourde, Dimitri de Perrot, Gaël Santisteva, Mélissa Von Vépy, Methinee Wongtrakoon, Martin Zimmermann
Dramaturgy: Sabine Geistlich
Construction Decor: Ingo Groher, Christiane Voth, Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne
Costumes: Franziska Born
Light creation: Ursula Degen
Sound creation: Andy Neresheimer
Oeil extérieur: Eugénie Rebetez
Vocal Coach: Marcel Fässler
Yoga teacher: Dominique Müller
Light direction: Veit Kälin / Catherine Rutishauser
Sound direction: Franck Bourgoin / Felix Lämmli / Andy Neresheimer
Stage manager: Roger Studer / Jorge Bompadre
Stage direction: Mateu Pascual Labourdette / Jan Olieslagers
Technical production: Sarah Büchel
Photography: Marion del Curto
Accounting and Secretariat: Conny Heeb
Communication: Franziska Martin
Administration and booking: Alain Vuignier
International producer: Claire Béjanin
Artistic direction: Dimitri de Perrot / Martin Zimmermann

Production: Verein Zimmermann & de Perrot

Coproduction: Athens & Epidaurus Festival • Düsseldorf Festival • ECT/SCT Scène Catalane • Transfrontalière – Théâtre de l’Archipel (Perpignan) & El Canal, Centre d’Arts Scéniques (Salt) • Equinoxe, scène nationale de Châteauroux • Espace Jean Legendre • Théâtre de Compiègne • International Istanbul Theater Festival • La Filature, scène nationale de Mulhouse • Le Lieu Unique, scène nationale de Nantes • Le – Maillon, Théâtre de Strasbourg – scène européenne • Le Volcan – scène nationale du Havre • Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg • Pour-cent culturel Migros • Movimentos Festwochen der Autostadt in Wolfsburg, • Fondazione Campania dei Festival – Napoli Teatro Festival Italia • Théâtre de la Ville, Paris • Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne • Zürcher Theater Spektakel

With the support of: Culture Department City of Zurich, Department of Culture Canton Zurich and Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council, Foundation BNP Paribas, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, SSA – swiss society of authors.

With special thanks to: Theater Neumarkt

Final rehearsals at Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne with premier on the 17 January 2012

Fotos © Marion del Curto

MYOUSIC with Julian Sartorius
Photo © Augustin Rebetez

Photo © Adrian Huber

Concerts & DJ Sets
Photo © Unknown

KLIRR @ Klang Moor Schopf
Photo © DdePerrot

MYOUSIC - Recording Sessions
Photo © Peter Tillessen

MYOUSIC with Julian Sartorius
Photo © Augustin Rebetez

Photo © Mario Del Curto

Photo © Mario Del Curto

Photo © Mario Del Curto

Photo © Mario Del Curto

Photo © Mario Del Curto

Photo © Mario Del Curto

Photo © Mario Del Curto

MYOUSIC with Julian Sartorius
Photo © Augustin Rebetez