This year’s Swiss Grand Award for the Performing Arts / Hans Reinhart Ring goes to Martin Zimmermann, who has spent more than two decades creating a unique genre that expands the horizons of the performing arts.
Martin Zimmermann was born in 1970 and grew up in the small village of Wildberg. He has been inventing, choreographing and staging visual theatre that more or less defies categorisation for over 20 years. When not performing himself, he makes his dancers, actors and virtuoso artists into accomplices in his tragicomic universe. His most recent work, “Danse Macabre”, premièred at the Zurich Theater Spektakel in August. For the opening of the Steps dance festival in spring 2022, he is teaming up with the Tanzkompanie am Theater St. Gallen to create “Wonderful World”. The Swiss Grand Award for the Performing Arts / Hans Reinhart Ring continues the tradition of Switzerland’s most prestigious theatre award, which has been presented by the Swiss Association for Theatre Studies (SGTK) since 1957 and honours an individual or institution from the Swiss performing arts scene.
Last modification 28.09.2021