Marcel Schwald

mars@paraform.ch

CV

His productions are shown at municipial theatres or venues of the independent theatre scene (e.g. Kaserne Basel, Dampfzentrale Bern, Schauspielhaus Zürich, Het Veem Theater Amsterdam, Beijing Fringe Festival, Serendipity Festival Goa). 

Awards

  • 2015/2016 - PRAIRIE support for residency by Migros-Kulturprozent
  • 2014 - Swiss ministry of culture, Swiss dance award «Kulturerbe Tanz» 
  • 2013 - PRAIRIE, program of co-production by Migros-Kulturprozent with innovative Swiss theatre collectives
  • 2012/13 - Stücklabor Basel, writer-in-residency Konzert Theater Bern
  • 2010 - Kunstkredit Basel, free art project
  • 2008 - Pro Helvetia grant, international forum of Theatertreffen Berlin
  • 2006 - Mobile Academy Warsaw

Artist Statement

based on improvisation of actors and performers. Recurrent topics are social hierarchies and the possibility of self-empowerment. More recent works are critically reflecting eurocentric perspectives in political and aesthetic contexts and are aiming to think new perspectives on current globalisation issues. As a basis for these questions I may use classics from literature like Gertrude Stein's  "The Making of Americans" or phenomenons like the gender debate - as seen in our latest piece «EF_FEMININITY». 

 

Contact

 


mars@paraform.ch