Alexandra Bachzetsis “Notebook”, 2023. Press photos. Courtesy of the artist. Photo © Diana Pfammater, 2023. 


The new solo project by Alexandra Bachzetsis is a profound and lustful exploration by the performer of her own biography as a dancer, choreographer and artist. The piece was not created in isolation, but within the framework of a dialogue, a method developed by Bachzetsis especially for this project. With her dialogue partners: Lies Vanborm, Safiya Sinclair, Michel Auder, Emi Curty, Zeltia Robin, Marco Delgado, Nadine Fuchs, Lili-Mar-lo Delgado Fuchs, Mélissa Biondo, Loren Tschannen, Antoine Weil, Owen Ridley-DeMonick, Dorota Sajewska and Alban Schelbert, she developed a performative installation in which the encounters with the others can be found again in the form of material and immaterial traces, voices, remains. A dance dialogue with Antoine Weil is (re) performed in part of SOLO live and the whole piece is accompanied by live sound composed by Alban Schelbert.

Themes such as lust, sexuality, excess, innocence, pain and ephemerality are ad-dressed in the form of performative notes that manifest themselves in a plurality of voices, images, bodies and objects. The notebook as an indispensable companion of the artistic process, as a private archive of creative work and as a storehouse of ideas for imagined future projects thus reflects Bachzetsis’ artistic affinity for the fragmentary, sketchy, unfinished in creative and performative thinking processes. Here, the body becomes a physical archive of other bodies, the most subversive form of presentation of experience as well as a place of permanent mediation between past and present, event and documentation, liveliness and mediality, originality and quotativeness.

Text by Dorota Sajewska


Concept and Choreography 
Alexandra Bachzetsis

Collaboration Concept and Dramaturgy
Dorota Sajewska

Collaboration Choreography and Performance
Alexandra Bachzetsis
Antoine Weil
Alban Schelbert

Collaboration Movement Research 
Owen Ridley-DeMonick

Dialogue and Research Partners 
(in chronological order) 
Lies Vanborm, Safiya Sinclair, Michel Auder, Emi Curty, Zeltia Robin, Marco Delgado, Nadine Fuchs, Lili-Marlo Delgado Fuchs, Mélissa Biondo, Loren Tschannen, Antoine Weil, Owen Ridley-DeMonick

Music Composition and Sound Design
Alban Schelbert

Collaboration Costume Design, Conceptual Advice and Research
Christian Hersche
Ulla Ludwig
Laurent Progin Hermann

Communication Design
Julia Born

Diana Pfammatter

Photography Assistant
Andrea Ebener

Hair and Makeup Shooting 
Delia Scullio, Helve Leal

Technical Direction, Stage and Light Design Patrik Rimann

Production and Management
Association All Exclusive, Franziska Schmidt

Association All Exclusive, Juliana Simonetti

International Distribution
Something Great

Studio Assistance & Tour Management 
Giuliana Dridi

Archive Management & Research 
Jean-Marie Fahy

Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen
Gessnerallee Zürich
Tanzquartier Wien
TBA - Teatro Bairro Alto
Kaserne Basel
Arsenic - Centre d‘art scénique contemporain 

Thanks to
Giovanni Carmine

Supported by 
The cooperative support agreement between the City of Zurich, the Canton of Zurich, and Pro Helvetia—Swiss Arts Council, Ernst Göhner Stiftung