Ein Tänzer in einem Einhornkostüm
Bente Stachowske

Guy Marsan:
d‘une licorne


2022 Tanz Szene Nord

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The performance lasts about 45 minutes and is without spoken language. There are rapid light changes, rhythmic light effects, darkness and loud music. The performance shows images and objects related to sexuality. The audience area is relatively dark during the piece. The audience area is seated with stools. There are wheelchair spaces that can be reserved based on availability or selected as a ticket category in the online store and at the box office. Detailed information about the accessibility of our venue can be found here. If you have any questions, please contact us at ticket@schwankhalle.de or 0421 520 80 70.

Today, we encounter unicorns just about everywhere — they decorate lunchboxes, T-shirts and pies, they have become buyable and banal… a cliché. But has that always been the case?

In »L‘Après-midi d‘une licorne« (»Afternoon of a Unicorn«), Guy Marsan seeks the uniqueness and queer quality in the image of the unicorn. The search is based on the more than 100-year-old ballet »L’Après-midi d’un faune« by Vaslav Nijinsky, which caused a scandal at the time, as well as on a series of tapestries (»La Dame à la Licorne«).

Guy Marsan questions the rules and norms of dance, sexuality and life. Where are the lines along which we orient ourselves? How can they be queered? An evening that is dedicated to the unicorn as a historical and contemporary symbol of longing and breathes new life into it.

Guy Marsan studied theater in Ottawa, Canada, learned German in Freiburg and trained the technique of „Mime Corporel“ developed by Etienne Decroux at the Compagnie Pas de Dieux in Paris. In 2013, he moved to Hamburg for the M.A. in Performance Studies. After graduating in winter 2015/16, he was artist in residence at Fleetstreet Theater and created his first solo piece »Ambiguïté«. In 2016, he won the KunstSalon choreography prize at the new talents biennale in Cologne. In 2019, he was a scholarship holder in the dance department of the Academy of Cultural Education of the State and Federation of North Rhine-Westphalia.


Concept/Choreography/Dance: Guy Marsan
Dramaturg/Artistic clooaborator: Sarah Drain
Music: Migati
Stage & costume: Ilona Klein
Light: Jakob Hartmann
Stagehands: Marcelo Doño und Hanna Naske
Thanks to: Verena Sponagel, Jonas Rüggerberg, Boris Heiland

Coproduction: K3 Zentrum für Choreographie | Tanzplan Hamburg
Funded by the Ministry of Culture and Media of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and the Hamburg Cultural Foundation. Made possible by the revival and guest performance funding of the Dachverband freie darstellende Künste with funds from the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Authority for Culture and Media.