Everyone has their own running style and speed.
Seven performers from age 25 to 60+ explore what sets their individual pace.

Each person has their own running style and pace. What is your running style? RUN explores the answers of seven performers. Each of them metaphorically runs towards and away from different things, but they all keep going, just at their own pace. The performers are an international mix of professional and non-professional artists ranging in age from 25-60+ with varying physical abilities.

RUN combines storytelling, breakdance, contemporary dance, improvisation and belly dance in a unique mix, transforming the dumbbells, punching bags and metal constructions of a gym into touching landscapes of the past. Each performer and his or her story stands for itself. There are no winners or losers.

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  • Concept and Choreography: Vanessa Cook (in collaboration with the dancers)
  • Author & Dramaturgy: Noemi Gradwohl
  • Music Composition: Steph Singer (UK), Ray Archie (US), Val Jeanty (US)
  • Sound Design: Ray Archie
  • Lighting Designer: Jonas Buehler
  • Performers: Peter Aerni, Isis Fross, Catherine Jaeger, Cornelia Jungo,¬†Sandra Klimek,¬†Ernesto Marquez, Astro Raiz Scheidegger, Manuel von Arx
  • Extra performers (site specific version): Selma Ander, Bart, Selina Brenner, Marei Filbrandt, Yolanda Gama, Ayela Paramalingam, Elon Paramalingam, Sridar Paramalingam, Helga Rodriguez, Pina Rufener
  • Music composition: Steph Singer (UK), Val Jeanty (US), Ray Archie (US)
  • Photography: Tae Peter
  • Film: Nicole Pfister


RUN was financially supported by:

  • Stadt Bern
  • Kultur Kanton Bern
  • Burgergemeinde Bern
  • Gesellschaft zu Ober-Gerwern
  • Gesellschaft zu Schuhmachern
  • Gesellschaft zu Zimmerleuten
  • GVB