Art moving in space

The supporting program organized by the Fondation Beyeler to accompany the exhibitions does more than create connections to literature, music, and architecture. Renowned performers and contemporary dance ensembles are also frequently invited as a part of the program. They take up the artistic idiom of the exhibited works and interpret it as movement in space, creating impressive and intimate live experiences in the museum.

Emma Portner: Film premiere "Femme Debout" and performances


In response to the work of Bacon & Giacometti, the Canadian choreographer and dancer Emma Portner will be premiering a film and performing in a series of duets.

Portner's characteristically complex, sensitive and physical choreography is drawing on the grotesque, the unnatural, and extreme emotionality central to the two artist's work.

Saturday, July 7, 5pm
Film Premiere "Femme Debout" and Solo-Performances by Emma Portner, Ajani Johnson-Goffe and Brian Davis.

Sunday, July 8, 11am, 1pm and 3pm
Film screening "Femme Debout" all day long. Duet-Performances with Emma Portner and Brian Davis, Ajani Johnson-Goffee from 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

Museum admission included in the ticket. One ticket is valid all day long for either July 7 or July 8. 
Film Trailer "Femme Debout"

Supported by Yageo Foundation

Coucou Bazar, 2016

Miquel Berceló & Josef Nadj, 2016

Prometheus, 2016

Martin Zimmermann «Der Besucher», 2016

Victory over the Sun, 2015

The Artist is an Explorer, 2014

Scapino Ballet, 2015

The Stages of Staging, 2013

Cathy Sharp Dance Ensemble, 2013

Sasha Waltz and Guests, 2012