Festival Belluard Bollwerk International


Jonas Gillmann & Alessandro Schiattarella



How does a man deal with being rejected? Alessandro Schiattarella is alone on an empty stage. He sings. He dances. He struggles against the stereotypes of hegemonic masculinity.

A solo somewhere between a karaoke show and an intimate performance. The guiding thread is a playlist of songs on the theme of rejection. The artists examine male stereotypes, make them their own and create surrealist choreographies. They have researched male postures in pop and street culture. Interviews with teenagers who have become violent fuel their creation. Personal experiences of rejection by women, fathers and other men also contribute to the piece.

The artists will hold a workshop on masculinities. More information here.

50 min
BBI Production
various languages with surtitles in French and German
Belluard Bollwerk
  • Thu 4.7. 22:00 - 22:50
  • 15 CHF



Concept Alessandro Schiattarella, Jonas Gillmann Performance Alessandro Schiattarella Dramaturgy Jonas Gillmann Music Lena Fennell Light Minna Heikkilä Production Franziska Ruoss Coproduction Theater Roxy Birsfelden, Belluard Festival

Presented with the support of Pro Helvetia

Created thanks to a cultural promotion contribution of Encouragement du Canton de Fribourg à la Culture and the support of the Pour-cent culturel Migros

©Alessandro Schiattarella and Jonas Gillmann