About

«My artistic work emerges in a dynamic research movement between aesthetic language and conceptual message»

The Swiss artist Tabea Rothfuchs lives in Basel and has been creating media scenographies and video installations for dance, performance and musical theatre productions internationally for over ten years.
Projects have taken the artist to the Theater an der Wien, the Theater Basel, the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Bolshoi Theater Moscow, as well as to a theater festival in Jordan and a research journey in the Sinjar District in northern Iraq.
The interactive sound installation Emergence was nominated for the Prix Ars Electronica 2016 and the dance production 29. May 1913 – Le Sacre du Primtemps won a FAUST Prize in 2020. As a first output of the artistic research project I lost time and space. Where am I? a book is being published by the Zurich University of the Arts and the artists-in-labs program.

Involved Projects

2021

PEERS, Programme for Emerging Artistic Researchers, at the Department of Performing Arts and Film at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), Zurich

La Wally, Opera by Alfredo Catalani, Theater an der Wien, Vienna, direction Barbora Horakova Joly, set design Eva-Maria Van Acker

2020

The Ninth Wave, choreography by Bryan Arias, music by Mikhail Glinka and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Bolshoi Ballett Company, Bolshoi Theater, Moscow, Russia

Artists-in-labs residency, artistic research project on the topic of chronic pain, Master Series as part of the Master Studies in Transdisciplinarity, ZHdK Zurich Switzerland

29 May 1913/Le sacre du printemps, choreography by Bryan Arias, Hessian State Ballet Company, Staatstheater Wiesbaden/Darmstadt, Germany


2019

La Clemenza di Tito, Mozart Opera, Theater an der Wien, Vienna, musical direction Stefan Gottfried, direction Sam Brown, set design Alex Lowde

Watch, choreography Bryan Arias, COLOURS International Dance Festival 2019, Stuttgart

Diodati.unendlich, commissioned opera by Theater Basel, composition by Michael Wertmüller, libretto by Dea Loher, musical direction Titus Engel, directed by Lydia Steier, world premiere February 21th, Theater Basel, Switzerland,


2018

Emergence vol. 2, an interactive soundsculpture with ferrofluid, for Die Lange Nacht der Neuen Komposition at ZHdK, musical composition Fabrizio di Salvo, creative coding David Fortmann, Zurich, Switzerland,

Vivaldi Reloaded with the Chamber Orchestra Zurich (ZKO), direction Daniel Hope , Zurich, Switzerland

Shengal – Die Kraft der Frauen filmic research journey to the Shengal Area in North Iraq,
accompanying Theater Director Anina Jendreyko, invited by the Goethe Institut Iraq, Shengal, North Iraq

Death in Venice with Ballett Basel, Choreography by Richard Wherlock, Theatre Basel, Switzerland

2017

Dichterliebe recomposed by Christian Jost after Robert Schumann, concert for a Tenor and nine instrumentalists coproduction of the Copenhagen Operafestival and the Konzerthaus Berlin, Konzerthaus Berlin, Germany Deutsche Grammophon recording release, April 2019

Esther, eine Geschichte vom Bruderholz, a monologue after the novel «Der barmherzige Hügel» by Lore Berger, in a version by Katrin Hammerl, Theater Basel, Switzerland

Herr Puntila und sein Knecht Matti with Chris Kondek, Drama by Bertold Brecht,
directed by Sebastian Baumgarten, Premiere May 2017, Schauspielhaus Zürich, Switzerland,

FRAUEN dance theater, Volksbühne Basel, directed by Anina Jendreyko,
Roxy Birsfelden/Ackermannshof Basel, Switzerland


2016

Robin Hood with the Ballett Basel, Choreography by Richard Wherlock, Theatre Basel, Switzerland

Donnerstag aus Licht with Chris Kondek, opera by Karlheinz Stockhausen,
musical direction Titus Engel, directed by Lydia Steier,
Theater Basel, Switzerland,

Melancholia, Music and dance theatre by Sebastian Nübling and Ives Thuwis,
in collaboration with junges theater basel and the barock orchestra La Cetra, musical direction Andrea Macon, Theater Basel, Switzerland

Übergang, Dancetheater performance of Cie. GangWERK and Fanerose (B)
in co-production with the Theater am Gleis, Winterthur, Switzerland, Premier 22nd April 2016, Premier NTGhent Minnemers Mai 2016, Ghent Belgium,

A&X, drama based on the Novel of John Berger, Volksbühne Basel in cooperation with Roxy Birsfelden, directed by Axel Nitz, Ackermannshof Basel, Switzerland

Hamletmaschine with Chris Kondek, opera by Wolfgang Rhim, directed by Sebastian Baumgarten, Opernhaus Zurich, Switzerland, Premiere January 2016


2015

Large-Scale show of La Fura dels Baus for the Singaporean Riverfestival, Singapore

Emergence, an interactive soundsculpture with ferrofluid, creative coding David Fortmann, soundinterface Fabrizio di Salvo, curated by Fredy Hadorn, shown at H2O kontemporär, IWB Filter 4, Basel, Switzerland, Vernissage June 13

San Saru, DanceLab VIIl, Ballett Basel, Choreography Alba Carbonell Castillo, Basel, Switzerland

Flora und ihre Bilder, Dancetheater performance of Cie. GangWERK and Fanerose (B)
in co-production with the Villa Flora and the Theater am Gleis, Winterthur, Switzerland

2014

Schuld&Sühne, Fjodor Dostojewskij with Chris Kondek, directed by Sebastian Baumgarten, Schauspielhaus Zurich, Switzerland, Premiere September 2014

Animal Instinct Ball Dub Step Opera with Sanja Ristic, Premiere Juni 2014, Muffatwerk Munich

Divertissement, Dance Lab 6,Ballet Basel, Switzerland


2013
Snow White with Ballett Basel, Choreography by Richard Wherlock, Theatre Basel, Switzerland

Mozart Opera Don Giovanni with Chris Kondek, directed by Sebastian Baumgarten,
musical director Robin Ticciati, Opera Zurich, Switzerland

The Moebius Symphony, Dance LAB Basel, Ballett Basel, Switzerland

Eugen Onegin with the Ballett Basel, Choreography by Richard Wherlock, Theatre Basel, Switzerland


2012
Händel Opera «Ariodante» with Chris Kondek, directed by Stephan Pucher, musical director Andrea Macon, with the Basel baroque orchestra La Cetra, Basel, Switzerland

«The Fairy Queen» by the Ballett Basel, with the Basel baroque orchestra La Cetra,
choreography by Richard Wherlock, musical director Andrea Macon, Basel, Switzerland



2011
«Muriel Acaba’t la Sopa», a dance theatre for children produced by Caixa Forum Barcelona,
with DSLNC Studio, Barcelona

La Fura dels Baus, With Urano Films
«Tristan and Isolde» (Lyon),
«Quartett» (Milan)
«Sonntag aus Licht» (Köln)



2010
«Pinocchio» with Urano Films, in collaboration with Roseland Musical, Barcelona

«Maldoror» for Munich Biennale 2010, directed by Georges Delnon, set design Roland Aeschlimann, International Festival for New Operas, Munich, Germany