Created new each evening, Legends & Rumours brings together Phil Hayes, Maria Jerez and Thomas Kasebacher in a developing collaborative process, searching for new myths and legends. Everyday accidents are given historical relevance, until, finally, there is only one way out: The performance has to become a legend itself. What turns a moment into a legend? How does a moment become history? How do trivial moments become great moments in history? How do stories consolidate into legends? How much destructiveness and destruction is necessary? If we treat the present as the past can we consider it differently, see things in a different light? What happens when events that take place in the outside world start to collide with our own versions of the truth?
Phil Hayes is a performance-maker, performer, director and musician. He was born on the south coast of England, hè s been based in Zurich, Switzerland since 1998 – creating his own performance work under the label First Cut Productions; Waiting For Rod (2005), The First Cut (2007), Where Were We (2008) Awkward Human (2011) and Legends & Rumours (2013) Love & Happiness (2014) as well working as a freelance artist in collaboration with other artists and groups. He is a regular collaborator with Britsh performance group Forced Entertainment and choreographer Simone Aughterlony. He has also worked as a performer, director, dramaturg or musician in projects for and with; CAMPO, watzdameyer, Sachs & Suhner, Salome Schneebeli, Stadttheater Bern, Regina Wenig, Cocoloco Performance, Urbanauts, Mass & Fieber, Natural Theatre Company, Bruvvers, Thom Luz, Knarf Rellöm, Low Flying Theatre, Guz, Live Theatre Company, Jerry J. Nixon and Voodoo Rhythm Records.