BackSketch of Togetherness #4

Lea Moro and the politician and entrepreneur Martin Klöti meet one another in the *ALTEFABRIK in Rapperswil-Jona. Martin Klöti’s background is as diverse as his political career. He has been a teacher, farmer, entrepreneur and landscape architect, founded the Festival blues’n’jazz Rapperswil, was the mayor of Arbon (Stadtamman) and has been a member of the government council (Regierungsrat) in St. Gallen since 2012. Lea Moro’s professional career is also varied. Not is she only a choreographer and dancer, she also works as a lecturer and through her production company, runs an enterprise with several employees. Martin Klöti and Lea Moro are both doers and thinkers, committed people who face challenges, dare to do things, are curious and have a lust for life.

Which themes are discussed between these two people from different generations and with different biographies? Are there parallels in the daily affairs of business, politics and dance? How do they deal with challenges, success and not achieving personal goals? What understanding of the relevance of art and culture do they share? What is their relation to Rapperswil-Jona? And what has always motivated them to move on and to engage in new things?

The conversation that began on the day in July 2019 Lea Moro and Martin Klöti spent together in Rapperswil-Jona will continue during the two performances in the *ALTEFABRIK. 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›.


Martin Klöti

Governing Council Member St. Gallen

Martin Klöti has been Head of the Department of Home Affairs of the Canton of St. Gallen since 2012 and President of the Conference of Cantonal Social Directors (SODK) since 2018. From 2006 to 2012 he was Mayor of Arbon in Thurgau. Klöti previously worked as an entrepreneur, including in the luxury consumer goods sector and as a hotelier. Klöti studied landscape architecture at the HSR Rapperswil. He is also the president of AIDS-Hilfe Schweiz. He lives in St. Gallen.

Lea Moro

Choreographer, Dancer, Lecturer and Cultural Manager

Lea Moro is a Swiss choreographer, dancer, lecturer and cultural manager, based in Zurich and Berlin. She studied at the Accademia Teatro Dimitri, the LABAN Centre in London and the Inter-University Centre for dance Berlin (HZT). Lea Moro is nominated talented choreographer in the year book 2015 of tanz magazine. Her choreographic work tours internationally to renowned venues. In the season 2017/18 she was Associated Artist at the Tanzhaus Zürich. In 2017 she received the cultural price ‹Werkstipendium› by the City of Zurich and in 2018 the cultural award ‹Förderpreis› by the canton Zurich. In 2018–19 she taught at DOCH – the School of Dance and Circus in Stockholm, at the University of the Arts in Helsinki, at HZT Berlin and at Manufacture in Lausanne.


Artistic concept, Choreography, Performance: Lea Moro

Co-choreography, Performance: Martin Klöti 

Video: Michelle Ettlin

Dramaturgy: Mona De Weerdt, Alexandra Hennig

Production: Ann-Christin Görtz

Graphic Design: ROLI Deluxe

Photos first encounter © Michelle Ettlin, Mona De Weerdt

Photos performance *ALTEFABRIK Rapperswil-Jona 2019 © Pierre Muller

Sketch of Togetherness #4 is produced by Lea Moro in co-production with *ALTEFABRIK / Gebert Foundation for Culture Rapperswil-Jona (CH), supported by Rapperswil-Jona / Ortsgemeinde Rapperswil-Jona and Cultural Affairs City of Zurich.

20 09 2019 *ALTEFABRIK Rapperswil-Jona
21 09 2019 *ALTEFABRIK Rapperswil-Jona

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