Fairy tales are stories in which it is usually perfectly clear what is beautiful and what is hideous. Princesses are beautiful, stepmothers are less beautiful and therefore jealous. Fairies are also beautiful and nice to boot, but witches are ugly and lonely. Princes are ideally rich and beautiful. And princesses have to let them save them and then marry them. Beauty is a powerful social concept. Many think of beauty as symmetry, harmony, flawlessness, or even happiness. Beauty ideals jump out at us from every screen, every photo, every mirror. They influence how we feel, pretend that there is something that is normal, and above all, they are also: simplistic and perhaps even violent. But that was once! The players of HORA and Henrike Iglesias want to question their concepts of beauty and therefore take the fairy tale apart by every trick in the book ES WAR KEINMAL ODER DAS MÄRCHEN VON DER NORMALITÄT. Can a prince also be a princess? Can the frog also remain a frog, and the most beautiful one in all the land? Can the witch be part of a feminist collective that saves the world? And can the queen be played by a drone? We'll find out. But one thing is already clear: normalcy is a fairy tale.
ES WAR KEINMAL ODER DAS MÄRCHEN VON DER NORMALITÄT is a relaxed performance for everyone from 9 years in Swiss German and German.
|By and with||den HORA-actors Noha Badir, Remo Beuggert, Cécile Creuzburg, Lucas Maurer, Simon Stuber und Fabienne Villiger and Henrike Iglesias (Anna Fries, Eva G. Alonso, Malu Peeters, Marielle Schavan, Sophia Schroth)|
|Costume||Mascha Mihoa Bischoff|
|Costume Assistance||Ulf Brauner|
|Stage Assistance||Julia Urech|
|Ensemble Support||Stephan Stock|
|Production Management||Manuel Gerst / Adrian T. Mai (Produktion), Maxine Devaud (Touring/Diffusion)|
|Graphic Design||Henrike Iglesias|
|Portrait Photography||Mali Lazell|
|Agogic care||Amadea Schütz, Fiona Schmid|
|Sound||Hans-Jakob Christian Mühlethaler, Malu Peeters|
|Co-production||Gessnerallee, Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen|
|Fachstelle Kultur Kanton Zürich, Stadt Zürich Kultur, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Stiftung Züriwerk, Förderverein Theater HORA, Kulturpark Zürich-West, MIGROS-Kulturprozent|