Pink for Girls & Blue for Boys is a touching, joyful and disinhibited play for adults and children about the gender identity issue. It is a “militant” play inviting – among colour and object explosions, bodies entwining and Agit-prop proclamations – to defy stereotypes with intelligence and a subtle humour. The young Swiss artist Tabea Martin, winner of the 2011 Wim Barry Award for the rocketing growth of her career as a young choreographer, takes this work to Italy for the first time. With an eye constantly focused on the changes in contemporary society, as well as on the world of childhood, Martin always works on urgent issues developed using a communicative, but also ironically disturbing approach.
choreography Tabea Martin dramaturg Irina Müller stage design Doris Margarete Schmidt light design David Baumgartner costumes Mirjam Egli production managment Sysy Vieli artistic advice Moos van den Broek tour managment Larissa Bizer performers Maria de Dueñas Lopez, Pauline Briguet, Miguel do Vale, Carl Staaf
duration: 60 minutes
Tabea Martin is a choreographer and performer based in Basel, Switzerland. She studied Modern Dance at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Amsterdam (2002). She danced with Piet Rogie & Company in Holland, with Fabian Chyle in Stuttgart and Nick Bryson in Ireland. She has been guest student at SNDO in Amsterdam and finished studying choreography at Rotterdamse Dansacademie in 2006.
Her productions ‹A coté de l’ombre› (2004), ‹Sculpterre› (2005), ‹Promenade dans l’eau› (2005) and ‹Impair› (2005) have been touring in Holland and Switzerland. 2006 her production ‹Über freundliche und ausgeglichene Menschen› was the opener for Tanztage Basel at Roxy theatre. In 2007 she was invited to a symposium with Forced Entertainment at PACT Zollverein Essen. Also she created choreographies for junges theater basel (‹S chunnt scho guet› for Theatergroep De Maan was invited to Oerol festival 2007).2008 she was invited to Choreoroam Project, an initiative for young choreographers in Great Britain, Italy and Switzerland. 2009 she collaborated with english filmmaker Lucy Cash at B-Motion Festival in Italy and with director Merel de Groot at Grand Theatre Groningen.In Holland her work has been supported by Dansateliers Rotterdam and Het LAB Utrecht. 2011 Tabea has won the Wim Barry Prize in Holland and was nominated by the Dutch Dance Days for promising young choreographers.‹Duet for two dancers› (2010) was selected by Aerowaves in 2013 and was awarded by Reconnaissance, Échirolles 2013. ‹Field› (2014) has been selected by Aerowaves to Priority Group. Both production have been touring since.Tabea Martin regularly collaborates with municipal and state theatres. At Schauspielhaus Zurich, Gorki Theater Berlin, Staatstheater Oldenburg and Theater Neumarkt she worked together with Sebastian Nübling, Elina Finkel and Sibylle Berg. 2015 she has won the special prize from Berner Tanzpreise. Her production ‹Pink for Girls & Blue for Boys› premiered at Tanzhaus Zürich in January 2016 and is currently touring in Europe. Her latest production ‹Beyond Indifference› premiered in December 2016 at Kaserne Basel and is also touring. In May 2017 she will realize the mediation project ‹Home – Tanzakademie Basel› in collaboration with Kaserne Basel and Tanzfest Basel. In September 2017 she will do the choreography in a new project with Sebastian Nübling at Gorki Theatre Berlin. Tabea Martin received the Culture Award 2016 from Kanton Basel-Landschaft, Switzerland. From 2016-2018 she is ‹Young Associated Artist› of the mentoring-programm of Pro Helvetia-Swiss Arts Council. She is supported by PRAIRIE – the coproduction support of Migros Culture-Percentage from 2016-2019. Also she recently received the three-year-grant for dance and theatre 2017-2019 from the cantons of Basel-City and Basel-Landschaft.Within this support she will realize her next projects ‹This is my last dance› (Duet Tabea Martin and Simona Bertozzi), ‹Nothing left› and ‹Forever›.