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The Show’s Over

Videoinstallation by Wu Tsang, Tosh Basco & Moved by the Motion

Wu Tsang's films unite documentary and narrative techniques with fantastical excursions into the imaginary, exploring hidden histories, marginalised narratives and the act of performance itself. In early March, she and Moved by the Motion made a film with the ensemble. Based on the poem come on, get it by Fred Moten and the Report from Occupied Territory by James Baldwin, the camera moves continuously between individual choreographies and movements and actions of the group, ranging from improvised music to ascents and descents on a Penrose triangle – a triangle that connects and separates the performers depending on their perspective. With Fred Moten's Poem, the film explores motifs of indivisibility, fluidity and watery land and mud, and investigates subterranean currents of resistance and the politics of (in)visibility. The film was made on the set of Composition III, a production at the Schiffbau that will never take place and whose prehistory can now be experienced at the Pfauen.

Schauspielhaus Zürich exhibits The Show’s Over from 11 – 14 March in collaboration with Shedhalle and as part of the Shedhalle programme Proto-Club: We all move together, which gives space to the longing for the physical experience of music and shared movement.

Film by
Wu Tsang
Tosh Basco, Moved by the Motion (Wu Tsang, Tosh Basco, Asma Maroof, Josh Johnson, Patrick Belaga)
Director of Photography, Cinematography
Antonio Cisneros
Original Score
Asma Maroof
Patrick Belaga, Kelsey Lu, Ahya Simone, Klein, Austin Williamson
Tapiwa Svosve, Nicola Habegger, Sandra Weiss
Joshua Wicke
Laura D'Incau, Joyce Keokham
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1st Assistant Camera
Natalie Wallrapp
2nd Assistant Camera
Christina Welter
3rd Assistant Camera
Isabelle Simmen
Andreas Pfiffner
Greg Amgwerd
Sebastian Suter, Taffy Oyewusi, Till Schlatter
Sound Recording
Kurt Human
Stage Assistant
Natascha Leonie Simons, Elisabetta De Cave, Luca Büchler
Kyle Luu
Wardrobe Assistant
Liv Senn
Costume Assistant
Eloïse Ise, Sara Ramsay, Tiziana Ramsauer, Andrea Röschli
Sara Mathiasson
Hair, Make-Up, SFX
Judith Janser, Simone Mayer, Lena Steiner, Tabea Schapira, Dana Hesse, Marion Loosli
Edited by
Wu Tsang, Anthony Valdez
Production Assistant
Maja Renn, Michèle Nussbaum
Deborah Macauley
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Supported by UBS Kulturstiftung and Luma Foundation

Co-Commissioned by Schauspielhaus Zürich & Lafayette Foundation

Film lenght: 30 min.
World premiere: 18 June 2020, Pfauen

Free admission, no registration required.
The film is shown in a loop. Always starting on the hour and half hour. The last screening starts at 22:30.
A maximum of 10 people per screening are allowed. Admission is via the Pfauen Foyer.
Masks are compulsory for all visitors aged 12 and over.

Bits on Pieces
More texts and contexts related to our stagings in the theatre’s journal.
Welche show ist hier over,
welche motherfucking show?

Der Erfahrungsbericht von Eva Seck zu The Show's Over