25 - July 26, 2021

25 July, 8.30pm 

26 July, 8.30pm 

following: Simone Aughterlony in conversation with Ilenia Caleo



Hidden stage

Show suitable for audiences over the age of 14

Free admission with reservation. The reservation is valid up to 10 minutes before the start of the show, afterwards it will be possible to access while seats last.


An unusual love story involving many players, an unexpected clearing in untamed nature, a close-up of human and non-human assemblages and their affections. Biofiction creates a new horizontal terrain that offers a plurality of beings without any ontological hierarchy. What may be considered an inadequate stimulus in daily life is explored for its specific and sensual qualities, revealing an irrational love of matter. The intimate relationship, the dance that evokes actions relating to work, pleasure, coexistence and simply "being with" rejects the codified division between nature and culture, male and female, and every other kind of binary vision. The practice spawns a queer conscience and builds a landscape that is both present and utopian. Understanding Biofiction as the narrative of a sexuality that does not yet exist – intriguing and challenging conventions and identifications – means that this choreographic work is an ongoing practice of forging the world.

Simone Aughterlony, an independent artist who lives in Zurich and Berlin, concerns himself with dance, performance and the visual arts. Simone  was the recipient of the Stadt Zürich Prize in 2011 and the BAK for best performer in 2015. Simone teaches at such academic institutions as the ZHdK and Manufacture in Lausanne, as well as devising and teaching experimental formats for the production and sharing of knowledge and skills.

For the first time in Rome, Biofiction, like Aughterlony's other works, triggers a dialogue between alternative forms of relationship in order to cause the emergence of new constellations as possibilities for the reconfiguration of a culture for being together.


Performance: Simone Aughterlony, Jen Rosenblit, Hahn Rowe

Concept: Simone Aughterlony

Live Music: Hahn Rowe

Dramaturgical advice: Saša Bozic, Jorge León

Costume: Judith Steinmann

Light Design: Florian Bach

Technical Director: Ursula Degen

Production Management: Sina Kießling

Production: Simone Aughterlony / Imbricated Real

Coproduction: Gessnerallee Zurich, HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt, Theater Freiburg

Supported by: the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ (NPN) Coproduction Fund for Dance, finanziato dal Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media sulle basi di una decisione del German Bundestag.
Stadt Zürich Kultur, Kanton Zürich Fachstelle Kultur and Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia


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