How do we bear something that is unbearable? How do we change something that we cannot change all by ourselves? And how do we become something that we are not?
Soya the Cow attempts the impossible. As a species-fluid, vegan drag cow she stands for love, freedom and climate justice for all living beings. With strong arguments and moving songs she challenges the self-image of humankind as the centre of the universe, to which all non-human beings are subordinated. Deeply rooted in the fundamental discomfort of a single individual, Soya transcends human limitations. She is pop star and healer, activist and clown, present and future.
Daniel Hellmann's new solo performance is carried by the power and ridiculousness of his cow-shaped desire to change the world. Dear Human Animals uses the theatre space for the experience and reflection of transformative action.
Throughout the season, Soya the Cow will host several workshops and excursions in which the audience and other interested human animals can get to know the realities that have inspired the creation of Soya - from slaughterhouses to animal sanctuaries.
The premiere on November 24 is followed by a party with DJ Came to Roost.
Philipp Constantin is playing classic House Music with influences from Jazz, Funk and Hip Hop to Latin American Music.
His musical journey began with his Jazz Piano studies at HfMT Cologne during which he discovered electronic music.
Since then he has been working as Dj and Producer in Dance Music, Hip Hop and Pop, as well as composer for theater and film.
|Concept, Text, Artistic Direction||Daniel Hellmann|
|Costume||Ran Chai Bar-Zvi|
|Stage Design and Light Concept||Theres Indermaur|
|Outside Eye (Dance)||Marion Zurbach|
|Outside Eye||Anne Welenc|
|International Distribution||Florence Francisco|
|Co-Production||Gessnerallee Zürich, Schlachthaus Theater Bern|
|Supported by||Stadt Zürich, Kanton Zürich, ProHelvetia, Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung, Nestlè pour L’Art|