Platform of Contemporary Dance 2022 - Playfulness

Jasmina Križaj, Simon Wehrli, Daniel Gisler


musical dance performance

DEEP PURPLE <em>Photo: Milad Ahmadvand</em>
Photo: Milad Ahmadvand

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.

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