a production of Daniel Hellmann / 3art3 Company and novantik in co-production with Gessnerallee Zürich, Gare du Nord Basel, Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne & Nationaltheater Mannheim. In cooperation with Tanzhaus Zürich & Théâtre Sévelin36




"Fleisch und Fleisch gesellt sich gern."

- Heiner Müller, Die Hamletmaschine


staging 4 dancers, 4 musicians, 2 pigs and garra rufas (kangal fishes)

music arranged in a seven-piece requiem structure featuring


Gérard PAPE (*1955) | Funeral Sentences (1998) | INTROITUS

Marin MARAIS (1656 - 1728) | Le Badinage (4ème livre de pièces de viole) | KYRIE

Lukas HUBER (*1990) | comissioned work (premiere) | DIES IRAE

Tarquinio MERULA (1595 - 1665) | Hor ch’è tempo di dormire | OFFERTORIUM - DOMINE JESU CHRISTE

Traditional Mongolian | Song to make a camel weep | BENEDICTUS  

John Dowland (1563 - 1626) | Flow my tears | AGNUS DEI

Gérard PAPE (*1955) | Funeral Sentences (1998) | COMMUNIO - LUX AETERNA


(c) Berlinde de Bruyckere

„My longterm concern with the topic of meat and it's moral and philosophical implications is paralleled by a multilayered study of the human body – in artistic practice as a dance maker and singer as well as in an extensive research in the field of sexuality and sex-work. How is it possible that in my perception the material my body is made of appears as something fundamentally different from the ham in my sandwich?

Meat is culture, on our plates as well as on our bones. It is charged with so many traditions and rituals that i am fascinated and at the same time repelled by. With Requiem for a piece of meat I want to plunge into this field of tension and create a sensual and challenging evening based on these pressing issues in our society.” (Daniel Hellmann)





O sacrum convivium,
in quo Christus sumitur: recolitur memoria passionis eius,
mens impletur gratia
et futurae gloriae nobis pignus datur.


The concept of REQUIEM FOR A PIECE OF MEAT has been awarded the June Johnson Dance Price 2015.


*No animals will be turned into gut strings or harmed elsewise on stage.