Dimitri de Perrot


by Zimmermann & de Perrot
with: Blancaluz Capella, Victor Cathala, Rafael Moraes, Dimitri de Perrot, Kati Pikkarainen, Eugénie Rebetez, Martin Zimmermann

The action takes place on an unstable stage that can tilt in response to movements made by the protagonists. It constitutes the uncertain basis on which the characters, alone or in pairs, display themselves – thereby risking life and limb. The encounters are soft, fleeting, spectacular and daring, and more often than not result in a decline. As the characters untiringly seek new challenges in their relationships with the others, they upset the balance and are thereby in danger of losing the ground under their feet. Everyday situations unravel into absurdity.
With compassion and humour, Öper Öpis is about the impossibility of finding in others what one is really looking for: oneself.

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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
Devised and performed by: Blancaluz Capella / Victor Cathala / Rafael Moraes / Dimitri de Perrot / Kati Pikkarainen / Eugénie Rebetez / Martin Zimmermann
Dramaturgy: Sabine Geistlich
Light: Christa Wenger
Sound: Andy Neresheimer
Construction Decor: Ingo Groher and Schauspielhaus Zurich
Costumes: Franziska Born
Costume assistant: Carola Bachmann
Light direction: Pierre Villard / Catherine Rutishauser
Sound direction: Franck Bourgoin / Andy Neresheimer
Stage manager: Marcello Pirrone
Stage direction: Pavel Dagorov
Oeil extérieur: Fritz Bisenz
Technical director: Ursula Degen
Administration and distribution: Alain Vuignier
International producer: Claire Béjanin
Photography: Mario del Curto
Artistic direction: Dimitri de Perrot / Martin Zimmermann
Production: Verein Zimmermann & de Perrot

Schauspielhaus Zurich • Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne • Théâtre de la Ville, Paris Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg • Pour-cent culturel Migros • La Filature, scène nationale – Mulhouse • Le Merlan, scène nationale à Marseille • Le-Maillon, Théâtre de Strasbourg – Scène européenne • La Ferme du Buisson scène nationale de Marne-la-Vallée Equinoxe, scène nationale de Châteauroux • Opéra Dijon • Theater Chur • London International Mime Festival
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 Foundation • Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation • Sophie und Karl Binding Foundation • SSA swiss society of authors
Final rehearsals at Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne with premier on the 29 October 2008

All Photos © by Mario 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