The collective XENOMETOK presents 49 days, their first music and dance performance. In it, an ensemble of four protagonists takes us on a journey through the memories of three sisters who find themselves in a space detached from time - between a longing this world and an apparent beyond - in order to fight their way out together and in turmoil.
With finely arranged elements of electronic music, experimental vocals and moving images, 49 days creates a fictional alternative world. It tells of the movements and renunciations of previous generations and of the passing on of centuries-old Tibetan rituals, which were consciously maintained by the parents and become continuously entrenched in the memory and everyday life of the descendants.
These memories and customs are activated and reinterpreted in 49 days in a 60 minute performance, not only bridging the individual and collective past, but being transformed into celebratory experiences of a communal present.
XENOMETOK is a transdisciplinary collaboration between singer Yesh, artist Valentina Demicheli and Tibet activist Paelden Tamnyen. Thematically, the collective moves in the field of tension between re-appropriation and Asian foreign and self-perception.
|Idea, artistic direction and dramaturgy||Yeshe Gyaltag, Paelden Tamnyen, Valentina Demicheli|
|Singing & Performance||Yesh|
|Music, Composition and Performance||Channel Gekko|
|Dance & Performance||Kelsang Tamnyen, Tsewang Dendatsang|
|Video||Rico Scagliola & Michael Meier|
|Stage design||Rafal Skoczek|
|Production management||Rigzin Gyaltag|
|Technical management||Demian Jakob|
|Choreographic advice||Josh Johnson|
|Oeil Éxterieur||Hannah Weinberger|
|A co-production of the Gessnerallee supported by: Canton of Zurich, City of Zurich , Giuseppe Kaiser Foundation|