40th Zürcher Theater Spektakel

A festival for everyone

The Theater Spektakel was founded in 1980 as an alternative to the established cultural institutions: to present other cultures by other artists. It was meant to be an accessible place where encounters with international art could take place without prerequirements. Alongside a programme at the highest international level, it has become one of the festival’s essential qualities to be an art festival for everyone. This is how we wish to define our jubilee: top-class, international and accessible. Apart from works by artists such as Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and William Kentridge, who performed on the Landiwiese in the festival’s early years and now have become international stars, there will be a celebration for everyone: Boris Charmatz, together with 20 dancers, presents 20 dance solos of the 20th century. Afterwards, everyone is invited to sit down at a big table for a Social Muscle Club and then… But come and see for yourself. (mvh)

Artistic direction and cast

Konzept Benedikt Wyss und Demian Wohler für Social Muscle Club in Zusammenarbeit mit Jeff Zürich GmbH und dem Zürcher Theater Spektakel 
Social Muscle Club Jill Emerson, Lea Gessler, Leon Heinz, Jesse Inman, Sophie Krauss, Judith Müller, Sandra Lichtenstern, Benjamin Mathis, Fabio Salerno, Christoph Schön, Daniel Wernli, Demian Wohler, Benedikt Wyss 
Tischhosts Stefanie Hille, Miriam Schulte, Elia Bianchi, Verena Weiss, Barbara Weber, Christian Baumbach, Karin Bigler, Lea Bloch, Sasha Rosenstein, Jean-Luc Zengaffinen, Claudio Vogt, Lea Käser, Carla Frauenfelder, Stride Zürich u.v.m. 
Performance Léo Tona, Blaise Yerly, Eliot Harris, Ana García Fernández, Paula Marcos Agudo, Florian Wolf, Carmen Hänggi, Victor Iberg, Nora Voutat, Tim Hutter, Katinka Streibelt, Samira Bär, Bryan Tomo 
Technik Stefan Falk 
Foto/Film Jeton Shali, Nicolas Duc. Foto oben: Nicolas Gysin


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Jubiliee Celebration

from 16.00 hrs: «20 danseurs pour le XXème siècle»
from 19.00 hrs: Dinner party with the Social Muscle Club (In German only)

Please Note 

The registration for the Social Muscle Club is open from 18.00 hrs. After 19.30 hrs the free seats can be occupied.


The programme of the celebrations party is generously supported by the Ernst Göhner Stiftung


shows from today
  • Sa 17.08. 16:00 Admission free