On the occasion of the re-opening of the Tanzhaus Zurich, which was destroyed by fire in 2012, Lea Moro and Alberto Veiga, Architect of the Tanzhaus Ersatzneubau (replacement construction), encounter one another. Whereas Alberto Veiga creates enduring monuments with his architectural structures, Lea Moro’s choreographic productions always have an ephemeral character. Even though dance pieces can be documented, the actual event is received in the immediacy of the performance situation. Nevertheless, there may be parallels in their architectural and choreographic work and thinking.
Which processes, rhythms and logic comprise their respective activities? Where and how does their creativity manifest itself? What does it mean for him as an architect and her as a choreographer to make plans and sketches in the literal but also figurative sense – on a personal and professional level? How do the two deal in their everyday but also work lives with the insecurity of planning, the uncertainty of the future and the permanent pressure to succeed and perform? Which rituals and routines provide security and stability in their lives? And which places of rest and recuperation are revealed?
Their dialogue, which began when they first met in September 2018 in Barcelona, will resume during the performance in the presence of an audience. The Sketch or draft of their encounter is created from the aggregated material of memory, video and sound as well as from an individual ‹score›.