Jasmina Križaj, Simon Wehrli, Daniel Gisler
musical dance performance
Verein lil (life is life), 2022
Running time 50 minutes without intermission.
Authors, performers, authors of music and text: Jasmina Križaj, Simon Wehrli, Daniel Gisler
Light design: Nina Langosch
Dramaturgical help: Simone Truong
Consultant of Doom: Omar Fra
Production: Verein lil (life is life)
Co-production: Dance Room Maribor, Theater am Gleis, Winterthur, Platform of Contemporary Dance, Maribor, Hyperlokal, Zurich, Grabenhalle, St. Gallen, Tojo, Bern
Financial support: Stadt Winterthur, Municipality of Maribor
Inspired by the physical and musical force of drone doom metal music, Križaj/Wehrli/Gisler go in search of light in the dark. With their usual unconventional style, they vibrate terms like gravity and doomerism and thus create a choreography somewhere between dance and music. The focus is on the crisis as a creative force. "Deep Purple" is a wasteland of ambition filled with the potential to experience beauty.
Jasmina Križaj, a choreographer and dancer, mainly working in Slovenia and Switzerland in the last years.
Simon Wehrli, a musician, dancer, and choreographer who works in Europe.
Daniel Gisler, a musician who currently plays in one of the most successful Swiss music groups HECHT.
Križaj/Wehrli/Gisler have been working together since 2013. They originally staged improvisation evenings together. In 2018, they created their first performance under the title Nature Poetry. Deep Purple is their second full-length piece.