SQUEEZE is a pulsating terrain of vibrating flesh, sliding fascia, muscular release, pleasurable pain, and ever-growing phantom limbs. Sonically accompanied by Nya Bürki aka Graue Kreide, a group of people are busy kneading, squeezing, pressing, pulling, stretching, and shaking each other, driven by an unwavering anatomical curiosity and desire for touch.
The mutual relationships between the bodies and the thick, soft textiles blur the boundaries between care givers and care receivers, as well as between human and inanimate matter. After a sensual and aesthetically seductive journey, the performance transitions into a post-performance session where the audience is invited to linger in the cozy setting and, if they feel like, practice massage therapy methods with each other and/or the performers.


9, 10, 11, 12.2023
Kunsthaus Baselland / Roxy Birsfelden

Workshop at ROXY October 28: https://theater-roxy.ch/spielplan/archiv/detail/546/workshop/


18, 19.11.2023 
Joint Adventures, Münich

2 - 3.12.2023
Les Urbaines Lausanne

MDT Stockholm (dates TBC)

Concept, choreography: Tyra Wigg

Development, performance: Simon Fleury, Tejus Menon, Natascha Moschini, Yixuan Xiao, Tyra Wigg/Marie Popall

Sound design, live DJ: Nya Bürki aka Graue Kreide

Costume, scenography: Ernestyna Orlowska, Carolina Misztela, Tyra Wigg

Dramaturgical support: Johanna Hilari, Sonja Jokiniemi

Choreographic development: Mariana My Suikkanen Gomes

Musical development: Thy Truong

Production: Bernhard la Dous, produktionsDOCK

Co-production: ROXY Birsfelden, MDT Stockholm
PREMIO award for emerging artists in performing arts

Supported by: The committee for Dance and Theatre Basel-Stadt/Baselland, BLKB Jubiläumsstiftung, Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung SIS, Stiftung Wolf, Jaqueline Spengler Stiftung, Landis & Gyr Stiftung

Created in residencies at ROXY Birsfelden, Dampfzentrale, MDT, Arsenic, Tanzhaus Zürich and Kaserne Basel

A project supported by Danse & Dramaturgie (D&D CH), an initiative by Théâtre Sévelin 36 Lausanne, in association with Dampfzentrale Bern, ROXY Birsfelden, Südpol Luzern, Tanzhaus Zürich, TU-Théâtre de l’Usine Genève; funded by Pro Helvetia and SSA Société Suisse des Auteurs