Teresa Vittucci with Colin Self (Vienna | Zurich | Oregon | Berlin)



What becomes violated when female curiosity encounters patriarchal structures? By means of two female literary figures – Eva, from the Book of Genesis, and Pandora from Greek mythology – choreographer Teresa Vittucci and composer and musician Colin Self probe for the nexus of femininity and knowledge.

Eva and Pandora – female figures who simultaneously establish implicit but efficacious role models in Judeo-Christian cultures and societies: Women whose quest for knowledge entails doom and divine punishment.

In a powerful setting that exposes the female-read body to the audience’s gaze, concurrently revealing its vulnerability, the performers search for those women’s traces. At once impressive and humorous, they make us aware how female curiosity looks beyond male order, taking the male law into question while disregarding its requirements – requirements that, first and foremost, regulate forbidden knowledge.

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Teresa Vittucci studied at the Vienna Conservatory and at the Ailey School. She addresses contemporary dance performance which she employs to develop feminist and queer perspectives on culture. Bad jokes are always part of the process, humour being an essential aspect of her work. Teresa Vittucci is a Young Associate Artist at Tanzhaus Zürich. In 2022 she created RIDE on invitation by Centre Pompidou and Leopoldine Turbat as a response to the important feminist work of avantgarde artist and filmmaker Ulrike Ottinger. Her new work SACRE! - a collaboration with Annina Machaz and Theater HORA - premiered the same year. Vittucci was born in Vienna and currently lives in Zurich.

Colin Self composes music and creates performances and environments that expand the consciousness, scrutinising binarities as well as the limits of perception and communication. Self regularly works in collectives and with artists such as Holly Herndon, Martine Syms, and Geo Wyeth. Among their most current commissioned works are THE WORLD TO COME for Staatsorchester Berlin in 2020, and TIP THE IVY, a half-scenic opera which premiered in Graz in 2022. Self was born in Oregon in the USA and currently lives in Berlin.


Choreography, Performance Teresa Vittucci  Music, Performance Colin Self Stage Decoration Anna Wohlgemuth Lighting Design Thomas Giger  Technical Direction Anahí Pérez | Marek Lamprecht  Dramaturgic Counsel Benjamin Egger  Dramaturgic Assistance Marc Streit | Tanzhaus Zürich



Wheelchair accessible

Production & Realization

Co-production Tanzhaus Zürich | Arsenic Lausanne | Théâtre St-Gervais Genève | Sophiensæle Berlin | WUK Wien | Dampfzentrale Bern | Art Stations Foundation CH/ Muzeum Susch Supported by Stadt Zürich Kultur | Fachstelle Kultur Kanton Zürich | Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia | Migros Kulturprozent | Stiftung Ernst Göhner | Stadt Wien Kultur Cooperation with Münchner Volkstheater Supported by Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia


Thanks to Theater Neumarkt


Pro Helvetia Münchner Volkstheater