The Field

The Best and the Worst of Us


The Field, a collective of dancers, is interested in transdisciplinary forms of collaboration – not only amongst its members but also with as broad an audience as possible. While perfecting its virtuosity, the group’s aim is to use its dance and choreographic skills to create and develop a sense of community through interactions.

With this in mind, The Field has approached its first joint work, a reinterpretation of Simone Aughterlony’s «The Best and the Worst of Us» (2008), which the festival presents as an event of Tanzhaus Zürich. Based on a common set of rules, the Zurich company has experimented with techniques and practices in an iterative process – consistently focusing on the questions the piece originally posed: What accounts for the collective and the individual? How can both be productively combined? The Field has investigated the principles of discipline and order, improvisation and free movement – preferably beyond the classic division of roles in choreography, dramaturgy and performing. This version of «The Best and the Worst of Us» again reflects on the potentials and challenges of communities. The reinterpretation expresses the hope that communities can be created in fairer and freer ways as suggested by the predominant forms. (zts)

Artistic direction and cast

Choreografie & Leitung Simone Aughterlony
TanzThe Field – Maria Demandt, Lucia Gugerli, Pierre Piton, Declan Whitaker, Mirjam Jamuna Zweifel
Musik & Ton Marcel Blatti
Adaptiertes Lichtdesign Joseph Wegmann, Marek Lamprecht
Nachbau Originalbühne Klara Mand, Tamara Baumann
Mentoring The Field Romain Guion
Original Cast & Kreation Simone Aughterlony, Kate McIntosh, Phil Hayes, Nicholas Lloyd, Thomas Wodianka
Original Lichtdesign Christa Wenger
Originalbühne Nadia Fistarol
Produktionsleitung Simon Froehling
FotoMaxi Schmitz


Koproduktion Tanzhaus Zürich
Förderung Stadt Zürich Kultur, Fondation BNP Paribas Suisse, Migros-Kulturprozent, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Fachstelle Kultur Kanton Zürich, Fondation Nestlé pour l'Art, Landis & Gyr Stiftung

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Dance, collaborative re-enactment



1:30 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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