Ivy Monteiro

Las Templas


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In their dance piece «Las Templas», Ivy Monteiro combines dance, sound and projection to evoke a utopian space which gives the opportunity for expression to those who are often denied this right.

Monteiro dedicates their artistic practice to continuously reinventing and imagining sex and genders. Raised in São Paulo, the Zurich-based choreographer and performer draws on gestures, rituals and sounds from club culture and combines them with queer spirituality, influences of the Brazilian tropicália movement and Afro-futuristic aesthetics. As the alter ego «Tropikahl Poderosa», Monteiro organises events for trans and non-binary people. Since 2017, they have also been affiliated to the global vogue and ballroom scene and organise workshops and events around this culture.

«Las Templas», co-produced by Tanzhaus Zürich, is Monteiro’s latest creation. It advocates multiple contemporaneity: a pop-cultural present, an imagined past and a desired future. (zts)

Artistic direction and cast

Konzept & Regie Ivy Monteiro
Choreografie Ivy Monteiro, Mandhla Ndubiwa
Performance Ivy Monteiro, Ikenna Nwaogu, Denise Palmieri, Tracy September
Musik & Sounddesign Ivy Monteiro, Tracy September
Bühnenbild & Kostüm Karolin Bragger
Projektion Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley
Lichtdesign Demian Jakob
Fotografie Fabienne Bieri
Mentorat Tanz Mamu Tshi aka Mbulu
Grafik Lydia Perrot, Ivy Monteiro
Produktion TrailerOzelot Studios
Oeil extérieur Keith Zenga King
Dramaturgische Begleitung Tanzhaus Zürich Simon Froehling
Administration & technischer Support Stefan Schmidlin
FotoZTS/Kira Barlach


Produktion Julia Schicker, Verein Tropikahlismus
 (Ivy Monteiro & Stefan Schmidlin)
Koproduktion Tanzhaus Zürich
Partnerinnen Dampfzentrale Bern, ROXY Birsfelden
Förderung Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Fondation Nestlé pour l’Art, Fonds Respect, Migros-Kulturprozent, Société Suisse des Auteurs SSA, Stadt Zürich Kultur, Fachstelle Kultur Kanton Zürich, Kweer Ball

Tanzhaus Zürich

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Dance, Afrofuturistic, gender-bended & queer


1:15 hrs.



An inclusive event

accessible with wheelchair


An event by Tanzhaus Zürich that is presented as a part of the Zürcher Theater Spektakel



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