All in

Daniel Hellmann

Performance, artistic direction Daniel Hellmann, Layton Lachman, Anne Welenc

Concept Daniel Hellmann

Scenography Theres Indermaur

Costumes Mert Otsamo

Sound design Samuel Hertz

Light design Anna Lienert

Dramaturgy Wilma Renfordt

Outside eye Björn Ivan Ekemark

Production Lisa Letnansky

Dissemination Florence Francisco - Les Productions de la Seine

Administration Regula Spirig


Production Daniel Hellmann

Coproduction  Gessnerallee Zürich, en cooperation avec Ballhaus Ost Berlin, Dampfzentrale Bern et PACT Zollverein Essen.

With the support of Stadt Zürich Kultur, Fachstelle Kultur Kanton Zürich, Pro Helvetia, Nestlé Fondation pour l’Art, Anne-Marie Schindler Stiftung, George und Jenny Bloch Stiftung.


All In is an interdisciplinary work that explores the essence of a love triad, or a love triad, as a relationship structure. In contrast to the “classical : ménage à trois ”  in which one person is placed at the center of a V, each person relates specifically to each of the others, in a triangular form.


In an extended experimental process, three artists grew together and created an artistic-personal relationship in the form of a triangle. There are no boundaries, just the wish to explore together how deep care and connection can go on an artistic and personal level, which may also encompass the romantic and the sexual. Inspired by a series of interviews with people who live in romantic triads, they experiment themselves as a trio – as much in daily life as in the studio. 


 For the performance, the audience is invited to observe and experience the dynamics and possibilities of this relationship. Using movement, words and music, the artists share their insights and reflections. What if we could live in a world of excessive care? Who could we be for one another? 


For many years I have tried to question, through my art, the social norms that shape desire, our bodies and the relationship between bodies. All In offers the triad as a counter - model against the ubiquitous couple form. Triangular loving forces us to re - examine almost everything we think we know of love, and takes the involved parties into unknown territory, a place offering no normative references and pre existing models. This work intends to advance social dis course dealing with non-monogamou s relations hip s a n d structures of pleasure and care. It offers us an opportunity to think differently about love in order to create a new set of possibilities, both in the realm of romantic relationships, and extending beyond

Daniel Hellmann



19th to 21st september 2019

Ballhaus Ost, Berlin (DE)

 25th to 30th april 2019 | CREATION

Gessnerallee, Zurich (CH) 

© Annalena Fröhlich