14. 10., 20pm premiere  i 15. 10., 20pm @ French Pavillion (45′)

In Crisp & Wiget, Australian choreographer/dancer Rosalind Crisp and Berlin-based Swiss composer/musician Bo Wiget invite the audience into an intimate communion of two fundamental forms of expression – dance and music. Drawing on the commonalities and dissonances in their practices, they delve into and slide between playing their entire instrument (cello & body) and unraveling it into separate and minute pieces. The spaces between them realign as their shared and visceral responses to our contemporary world saturate their playing.

Dance: Rosalind Crisp
Cello: Bo Wiget
Lighting design: Ben Cobham // bluebottle
Assistant lighting designer: Alex Nguyen // bluebottle
Artistic advise: Andrew Morrish
Management: Auspicious Arts Projects

Crisp & Wiget is part of Platform East, a program of Australian work produced in Europe by Rosalind Crisp/Omeo Dance. Platform East has been assisted by the Australian government through the Ministry for the Arts’ Catalyst—Australian Arts and Culture Fund. Studio support from Tanzfabrik Berlin and Student centre in Zagreb. Realization of the residency and the performances within project SC in residence, supported by Ministry of Culture RH, Goethe institute in Croatia ( and The Swiss Arts Council- Prohelvetia (

Crisp & Wiget by A. Morrish Crisp & Wiget by A. Morrish





Rosalind Crisp is one of Australia’s foremost established dance artists. From 2004 to 2012 she was based in Paris as the choreographic associate of the Atelier de Paris-Carolyn Carlson. France has recently awarded her the prestigious Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres. Rosalind is also an honorary fellow of the University of Melbourne-VCA and holds a Masters by research from the University of Western Sydney. Over 30 years she has created a substantial body of original dance work. She has responded to numerous commissions from Australian and European companies and institutions, and fostered cultural exchange links between France, Germany and Australia. For her choreographic thought and dance method she is invited around the world to facilitate artistic inquiry and to perform her solo and group works.

Rosalind Crisp, photo by Anna Sole

Rosalind Crisp, photo by Anna Sole














Bo Wiget is a composer, cellist and performer. He composes for concerts, theatre and dance, including for the Sing-Akademie zu Berlin, the Berlin State Opera, Schauspielhaus Bochum, Schauspielhaus Zurich. He has worked with Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods, Stefan Kaegi / Rimini Protokoll, Wunderbaum, Christoph Frick and many others. Since 2008, he creates his own performance works, with performances in Berlin, Brussels, Paris and Zurich. Since 2007, performances with Beide Messies (Andreas Müller A & Bo Wiget) in Berlin, Talllinn, Zurich, Leipzig. His musical projects include collaborations with classical and jazz musicians such as: Tetuzi Akiyama, Iva Bittová, Dominik Blum (Eavesdropper), Hans -Joachim Irmler (Faust), Jason Kahn, Lautten Compagney Berlin, Simon Lenski, Koichi Makigami, Lucas Niggli, Zeena Parkins, Marino Pliakas, Hahn Rowe, Taku Sugimoto, Martin Schütz, Christian Weber, Michael Wertmuller and many others. Concerts and festivals with his various bands and duos lead him all over Europe and Japan.

Bo Wiget, photo by Anne-Sophie Malmberg















I’m not trying to cope with anger, but rather to notice the power of intense feelings to sharpen my senses. The physicality of dancing, gardening, and chasing sheep are three ways I use to channel such intense feelings. There is a late night music show in Australia called rage. It’s been on television on Saturday nights for over 30 years! Rosalind Crisp


Theater, dance, music, visual art, all kinds of arts are two things: game and rite. (Play and religion). Very serious, and very important. Games and rites have always been important to the human being. Essential to cope with sadness, loss, war, rage, anger, but also love and happiness. In that sense, art is always coping with all aspects of life, and is a crucial part of our life.  Bo Wiget