Requiem for a piece of meat

Daniel Hellmann

Concept, choreography Daniel Hellmann

By and with Braulio Bandeira, Giovanna Baviera, Géraldine Chollet, Hea Min Jung, Lena Kiepenheuer, Krassen Krastev, Florencia Menconi, Lukas Huber et Rui Stähelin

Stage collaboration Nacho

Musical concept Abélia Nordmann, Lukas Huber, Daniel Hellmann

Dramaturgy Johanna-Yasirra Kluhs

Scenography Theres Indermaur
Set & costume design Valérie Reding

Musical preparation Abélia Nordmann

Sound design Lukas Huber

Light design Ursula Degen

Technical direction Anna Lienert

Outside eye Jessica Huber

Assistance Antonia Krämer, Quentin Barthassat

Production Larissa Bizer

Dissemination Florence Francisco - Les Productions de la Seine


Music by John Dowland, Lukas Huber, Marin Marais, Tarquinio Merula, Gérard Pape


Production 3art3 Company & novantik project basel
Coproduction mit Gessnerallee Zürich, Theater Chur, Gare du Nord Basel, Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne & Nationaltheater Mannheim. 

In cooperation with Tanzhaus Zürich & Théâtre Sévelin36 Lausanne
With the support of Stadt Zürich Kultur, Kanton Zürich, Fachausschuss Musik BS/BL, Pro Helvetia, Migros-Kulturprozent, Christoph Merian Stiftung, Sophie und Karl Binding Stiftung, Fondation Nestlé pour l'Art.


Requiem for a piece of meat has been reward with the June Johnson Dance Prize 2015.

To Guacamole memory.


Under the direction of Daniel Hellmann, a group of dancers, vocalists, instrumentalists and two pigs have gone through a joint working process that unwinds the traditional order of bodily functions and assignments. Dancing, tripping, groaning and grunting, they transform the stage into a space of interspecies encounters. Who here is animal, human, thing? How free can we be? 


Mountains of meat and moving limbs interweave themselves with musical languages from several epochs to form a requiem in seven movements. A commissioned work by the young composer Lukas Huber confronts the historical material with the sound of intestines, the voices of animals and the musicality of their processing. Poetry and objectivity. A farewell to allegedly established categories. A funeral mass in the midst of life. 


After Traumboy, a documentary solo piece about sex work, the young choreographer, singer and performer Daniel Hellmann pursues his research of a transdisciplinary art dealing with the contemporary body, a sensitive and social body with all his contradictions and paradoxes



8th & 9th february 2019

Swiss Dance Days au Théâtre Vidy, Lausanne (CH)

21st june to 23th june 2018

Ballhaus ost, Berlin (DE)

21st june 2017

Konzert Theater Bern (CH)


 25th to  27th april 2017


Théâtre de Vidy Lausanne (CH) 

5th to 7th april 2017

Gare du Nord Basel (CH)

23th & 25th to 28 march 2017

Gessnerallee Zürich (CH) 

© Nelly Rodriguez