In the past, the young choreography and dance collective Bufo Makmal showed gripping and sensual performances, which attracted considerable attention in Switzerland. The four woman-ensemble developed the piece “ALL.ES” in a mutual democratic process. Their bodies unite into a sculptural formation, only to eventually fall back into individual components. In this muscular work, an undertow is created, which literally pulls the audience into the piece.
With “ALL.ES”, Bufo Makmal approaches existence step-by-step, exploring how the individual is constituted within a community, how inclusion and exclusion lead to new identities. Ultimately, it turns out that there are no fixed identities, but rather these are always to be defined in flux.