Trajal Harrell

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Trajal Harrell is one of the most important contemporary choreographers and in-house director at the Schauspielhaus Zürich. For more than 20 years, Harrell has been creating pieces for international dance- and playhouses as well as museums and art houses on various continents. However, although Trajal Harrell has been working with the same dancers for many years and also maintains long-term partnerships in global art institutions, there has not yet been a single institution until now that has been directly connected to his work and thus, neither has there been a company. In the meantime, all this has changed. Trajal Harrell has been directing a dance company at the Schauspielhaus Zürich since 2019: The Schauspielhaus Zürich Dance Ensemble. For the Schauspielhaus Zürich Dance Ensemble, Harrell brought Titilayo Adebayo, Frances Chiaverini, Seyda Harjo Grahn, Perle Palombe, Songhay Toldon and Ondrej Vidlar to Zurich, where they have been full-time ensemble members since 2019.


the romeo

The Romeo

Acclaimed choreographer Trajal Harrell forges a speculative style of dancing which explores the primal impulse of dance.

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