"Hausregisseurin Wu Tsang und ihre Performance Gruppe Moved by the motion richten (...) ein visuell und akustisch perfekt inszeniertes Spektakel an."
Radio SRF 2 Kultur
In 1881 Italian author Carlo Collodi created a character that was to become world-famous: Pinocchio, literally ‘pine eye’. The wooden puppet managed to learn a few things from his erstwhile fellow trees: he is generous, curious and fearless. And he wants to be a real boy: ‘I’ve got no strings’. Director, film maker and performance artist Wu Tsang and her group Moved by the Motion explore what it means to be a ‘real human being’, what’s so great about it and whether a forest might be able to teach us humans a thing or two about ‘humanity’. The enchanting staging and the reinterpretation of the character retrace Pinocchio’s kinship with the great tree community. On a shimmering mirrored surface and in front of a huge video wall, the actors transform into trees, puppets and surprising ‘beings betwixt’. Fantastical costumes, movement and music, poetry and animation combine to create a theatrical experience for children and adults alike.
Artistic Direction Moved by the Motion (Wu Tsang, Tosh Basco, Asma Maroof, Josh Johnson, Patrick Belaga) With Tosh Basco, Vincent Basse, Josh Johnson, Tabita Johannes, Kay Kysela, Deborah Macauley, Sasha Melroch, New Kyd, Benjamin Radjaipour, Yèinou Avognon Movement direction Tosh Basco Choreography Josh Johnson Music Asma Maroof Text Sophia Al-Maria Set design Nina Mader Costumes Kyle Luu Hair design Sara Matthiasson Dramaturgy Joshua Wicke Touring, International relations Björn Pätz Production management Laura D'Incau Light design Frank Bittermann Production assistance Mahlia Theismann Set design assistance Eva Lillian Wagner Costume assistance Paula Henrike Herrmann, Mona Eglsoer Internship production Luca Schäfer Internship set design Anouk Eugster Internship dramaturgy Yèinou Avognon Stage management Dayen Tuskan Soufflage János Stefan Buchwardt Installation Surtitles PANTHEA
Production Schauspielhaus Zürich
Premiere November 2022, Schauspielhaus Zürich