Performances: 29. / 30. / 31. January/ 1. February, Kaserne Basel
6. / 7. / 8. February 2015, Fabriktheater Rote Fabrik Zürich
25. / 27. / 28. February 2015, Kleintheater Luzern
12. / 13. / 14. June 2015, Grosse Halle Reitschule Bern


The history of civilization, of developing social cooperation, was a process of obstacles and challenges. So where do we stand today? Sociologist and historian Richard Sennett wrote a book named „Together – The Rituals, Pleasures and Politics of Cooperation“ which reconstructs forgotten techniques of how humans socialized in medieval times, the Enlightenment or during the times of industrialization. Six performers revisit these historical examples, exploring surprising possibilities of social interaction. How can people who follow different interests be unified? Even if they don’t understand, know or like each other? Which mechanisms do evoke a feeling of togetherness?

Besetzung / Produktion

Director: Marcel Schwald 
Dramaturgy: Anna K. Becker 
Set & light design: Demian Wohler, Lukas Sander 
Costume design: Anna Sophia Röpcke
Music: Matthias Meppelink
Production: stranger in company (Franziska Schmidt, Elena Conradt)
Assistance to director: Selina Wälti
Intern: Lea König
Photos/graphic: Lukas Acton

A production by Paraform in cooperation with Kaserne Basel; Fabriktheater Rote Fabrik Zürich; Tojo Theater Reitschule Bern; Grosse Halle Reitschule Bern and Kleintheater Luzern

Kindly supported by:
Fachausschuss Tanz and Theater BS/BL, Futurum Stiftung, GGG Basel (Gesellschaft für das Gute und Gemeinnützige), Stiftung Wolf, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Stadt Zürich Kultur, Migros Aare, Migros-Kulturprozent, Schweizer Kulturstiftung Pro Helvetia