Kill Your Darlings

alternate title: Game Theory

 

An apocalyptic all-terrain dance performance


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“Kill Your Darlings” is a fifteen-minute dance performance for two dancers. It is designed to be performed anywhere, indoors or outdoors, day or night. It makes a big mess.


“Kill Your Darlings” begins in familiar territory. “Hello, darling!” Two men appear and draw chalk squares on the ground. The begin a game of hopscotch (locally known as Himmel-und-Hölle or marelle), dancing in unison and repeating their sequences again and again.


With nerdy precision, the basic geometries and rhythms of the game grow increasingly complicated and physically demanding, transforming bit by bit into a kaleidoscopic journey around the world of body percussion.


CHOREOGRAPHER: Joshua Monten


DANCERS (multiple casts): Vittorio Bertolli, Konstantinos Kranidiotis, Joshua Monten, Alexandre Nadra, Petr Nedbal, Markus Oppermann, Jack Wignall


COSTUMES: Verena Leo


SUPPORTED BY: Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, SWISSLOS/Kultur Kanton Bern, Kultur Stadt Bern, Dampfzentrale Bern, Oertli Stiftung



PERFORMANCES:


Try-out: 20 June 2015 — Dampfzentrale Bern (CH)

6 August 2015 (2x) — Buskers Festival Bern (CH) — Premiere

7 August 2015 (3x) — Buskers Festival Bern (CH)

8 August 2015 (3x) — Buskers Festival Bern (CH)

2 April 2016 — Performa Festival, Piazza Collegiata, Bellinzona (CH)

19 April 2016 — Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival, Palestinian Red Crescent, Al-Bireh (PS)

19 April 2016 — Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival, Sareyyet Ramallah, Ramallah (PS)

20 April 2016 — Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival, Terra Santa School, Jericho (PS)

20 April 2016 — Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival, Separation Wall, Bethlehem (PS)

7 May 2016 — TanZeiT ZeiTanZ Festival, Alexanderplatz, Chur (CH)

12 May 2016 — Fête de la danse, Place de l’Europe, Lausanne (CH)

13 May 2016 — Fête de la danse, Métropole, La Chaux-de-Fonds (CH)

13 May 2016 — Fête de la danse, Faubourg, Neuchâtel (CH)

13 May 2016 — Das Tanzfest, Rümelinsplatz, Basel (CH)

14 May 2016 — Fête de la danse, Saint-Imier (CH)

14 May 2016 — Das Tanzfest, Badstrasse, Baden (CH)

14 May 2016 — Das Tanzfest, Roter Platz, St. Gallen (CH)

15 May 2016 — Fête de la danse, Plaine de Plainpalais, Geneva (CH)

16 May 2016 (2x) — Fête de la danse, Rue de Romont, Fribourg (CH)

4 June 2016 (2x) — Artisti in Piazza Festival, Piazza Garibaldi, Pennabilli (IT)

5 June 2016 (2x) — Artisti in Piazza Festival, Piazza Montefeltro, Pennabilli (IT)

15 June 2016 — TanzbeWEGung, Boll (CH)

18 June 2016 (2x) — Fête de la musique, Place du Marché, Carouge (CH)

23 June 2016 — Fragmentos de Junio Festival, Fundación Alaya, Guayaquil (EC)

23 June 2016 — Fragmentos de Junio Festival, Universidad de las Artes, Guayaquil (EC)

24 June 2016 — Fragmentos de Junio Festival, Universidad de Cuenca, Cuenca (EC)

25 June 2016 — Fragmentos de Junio Festival, Albergue Tohali, Manta (EC)

25 June 2016 — Fragmentos de Junio Festival, Albergue Las Vegas, Manta (EC)

9 September 2016 — Vorstadtquai, Young ID Showcase, Zug (CH)

9 September 2016 — Bundesplatz, Young ID Showcase, Zug (CH)

10 September 2016 — Vorstadtquai, Young ID Showcase, Zug (CH)

10 September, 2016 — Landsgemeindeplatz, Young ID Showcase, Zug (CH)

24 September 2016 (2x) — Fêtes Romaines Festival, Brussels/Woluwe-Saint-Lambert (B)

25 September 2016 (2x) — Fêtes Romaines Festival, Brussels/Woluwe-Saint-Lambert (B)

27 September 2016 — Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT (US)

30 September 2016 —Broadview Thomson School, Seattle (US)

30 September 2016 — Broadway Performance Hall, Men In Dance Festival, Seattle (US)

1 October 2016 — Broadway Performance Hall, Men In Dance Festival, Seattle (US)

2 October 2016 — Broadway Performance Hall, Men In Dance Festival, Seattle (US)

20 April 2017 — Tanzwoche Dresden (D)

5 May 2017 — Place de l’Ancienne-Poste, Fête de la danse, Yverdon-les-Bains (CH)

5 May 2017 — Quai Perdonnet, Fête de la danse, Vevey (CH)

6 May 2017 — Archplatz, Das Tanzfest, Winterthur (CH)

6 May 2017 (2x)  — Münsterhof, Zürich Tanzt Festival, Zürich (CH)

7 May 2017 (2x) — ZeughausKultur, Das Tanzfest, Brig (CH)

2 July 2017 (3x) — Festival BuitenGewoon, Doetinchem (B)

9 July 2017 (2x) — Akropoditi Dancefest, Syros (GR)

14 July 2017 (2x) — Château de Blandy-les-Tours (F)

15 July 2017 (2x) — Château de Blandy-les-Tours (F)

16 July 2017 (2x) — Château de Blandy-les-Tours (F)

14 August 2017 — Sekundarstufe 1 Neuenegg, Neuenegg BE (CH)

16 August 2017 (3x) — Billingham International Festival of World Dance, Stockton-on-Tees (GB)

17 August 2017 (3x) — Billingham International Festival of World Dance, Stockton-on-Tees (GB)

19 August 2017 (3x) — Festival de Chassepierre (B)

20 August 2017 (3x) — Festival de Chassepierre (B)

5 September 2017 — Danza Urbana Festival, Bologna (I)

21 September 2017 — FIND Festival, Bastione di Saint Remy, Cagliari (I)

29 September 2017 — Plate-forme InciDance, Fribourg (CH)

30 September 2017 — Plate-forme InciDance, Fribourg (CH)

1 October 2017 — Plate-forme InciDance, Fribourg (CH)

15 October 2017 — Anfiteatro Tomas Borge, Festival Internacional de Danza Contemporánea de Nicaragua, Managua (NI)

16 October 2017 — Universidad de León, Festival Internacional de Danza Contemporánea de Nicaragua, León (NI)

17 October 2017 — Casa de los Tres Mundos, Festival Internacional de Danza Contemporánea de Nicaragua, Granada (NI)

18 October 2017 — Universidad UNAN, Festival Internacional de Danza Contemporánea de Nicaragua, Managua (NI)

21 October 2017 — Festival Città delle 100 Scale, Potenza (I)

10 November 2017 (2x) — Kaserne Basel (CH)

10 February 2018 (2x) — Krokusfestival, Grote Markt, Hasselt (B)

11 February 2018 (2x) — Krokusfestival, Cultuurcentrum Hasselt (B)

31 March 2018 (3x) — Tweetakt Festival, Neude, Utrecht (NL)

1 April 2018 (3x) — Tweetakt Festival, Fort Ruigenhoek, Utrecht (NL)

2 April 2018 (3x) — Tweetakt Festival, Fort Ruigenhoek, Utrecht (NL)

20 April 2018 — Tanzwoche Dresden, Landesbühnen Radebeul (D)

21 April 2018 — Tanzwoche Dresden, vor der Altmarktgalerie, Dresden (D)

21 April 2018 — Tanzwoche Dresden, Jorge-Gomondai-Platz, Dresden-Neustadt (D)

21 April 2018 — Tanzwoche Dresden, vor der Scheune, Dresden-Neustadt (D)

21 April 2018 — Tanzwoche Dresden, Alaunpark, Dresden-Neustadt (D)

5 May 2018 (3x) — SWOP Festival, Roskilde (DK)

6 May 2018 (2x) — SWOP Festival, Roskilde (DK)

26 May 2018 (2x) — Szene Waldviertel, Horn, Austria (AT)

30 May 2018 (3x) — Tête-à-Tête Festival, Rastatt (D)

1 June 2018 (3x) — Tête-à-Tête Festival, Rastatt (D)

2 June 2018 (3x) — Tête-à-Tête Festival, Rastatt (D)

3 June 2018 (3x) — Tête-à-Tête Festival, Rastatt (D)

10 June 2018 (2x) — BRONKS/Festival C’est Party, Bronksplein, Brussels (B)

17 June 2018 (2x) — Theater aan het Water, Boom (B)

4 August 2018 (3x) — La Tournée des Plages, Malsaucy/Belfort, France (F)

5 August 2018 (3x) — La Tournée des Plages, Malsaucy/Belfort, France (F)

25 August 2018 (2x) — Welkom Thuis Festival, Rotterdam (NL)

31 August 2018 — Move It Festival, Metropolis, Copenhagen (DK)

1 September 2018 — Move It Festival, Metropolis, Copenhagen (DK)

2 September 2018 — Move It Festival, Metropolis, Copenhagen (DK)

27 September 2018 — AWESOME Children’s Arts Festival, Perth (AU)

28 September 2018 (3x) — AWESOME Children’s Arts Festival, Perth (AU)

29 September 2018 (3x) — AWESOME Children’s Arts Festival, Perth (AU)

2 October 2018 (3x) — AWESOME Children’s Arts Festival, Perth (AU)

3 October 2018 (3x) — AWESOME Children’s Arts Festival, Perth (AU)

4 October 2018 (3x)— AWESOME Children’s Arts Festival, Perth (AU)

4 October 2018 — High Fest, Yerevan (AR)

5 October 2018 — High Fest, Yerevan  (AR)

5 October 2018 (3x) — AWESOME Children’s Arts Festival, Perth (AU)

6 October 2018 (3x) — AWESOME Children’s Arts Festival, Perth (AU)

7 October 2018 (3x) — AWESOME Children’s Arts Festival, Perth (AU)

9 October 2018 — AWESOME Children’s Arts Festival, Perth (AU)

10 October 2018 — AWESOME Children’s Arts Festival, Perth (AU)

11 October 2018 — AWESOME Children’s Arts Festival, Perth (AU)

12 October 2018 — AWESOME Children’s Arts Festival, Perth (AU)

27 October 2018 (2x) — De Rode Hond Festival, Leuven (B)

28 October 2018 (2x) — De Rode Hond Festival, Leuven (B)

29 October 2018 (2x) — De Rode Hond Festival, Leuven (B)

30 October 2018 (2x) — De Rode Hond Festival, Leuven (B)

3 May 2019 — Primarschule Boll, Switzerland (CH)

22 May 2019 (2x) — DreamBIG Festival, Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide (AU)

23 May 2019 (2x) — DreamBIG Festival, Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide (AU)

24 May 2019 (2x) — DreamBIG Festival, Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide (AU)

25 May 2019 (3x) — DreamBIG Festival, Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide (AU)

26 May 2019 (3x) — DreamBIG Festival, Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide (AU)

9 June 2019 (3x) — ParkPerPlex Festival, Norderstedt, (D)

10 June 2019 (3x) — ParkPerPlex Festival, Norderstedt, (D)

15 June 2019 (3x) — Blickfelder Festival, Zurich (CH)

16 June 2019 (3x) — Blickfelder Festival, Zurich (CH)

17 June 2019 (2x) — Blickfelder Festival, Zurich (CH)

18 June 2019 (2x) — Blickfelder Festival, Zurich (CH)

23 June 2019 (2x) — Arctic Arts Festival, Harstad (NO)

27 June 2019 (2x) — Arctic Arts Festival, Harstad (NO)