The dance collective Bufo Makmal in WISHBONE deals with "what sits in their bones". Habitual movements patterns are understood as composition that already exists, which are then amplified and underlined. The dance piece itself is balancing between memory, the present and the imagination and gradually weaves the boundaries between bone-hard reality, desire and illusion.

Coproduction Roxy Birsfelden & Théâtre Sévelin 36 Lausanne

Concept Bufo Makmal
Choreography/Dance: Margarita Kennedy, Clea Onori, Rosie Terry Toogood
Costume: Gwen van den Eijnde

Costume Assistance: Mirjam Spoolder
Light/Space Yoshi Goettgens
Sound Designer & Composer: Jan Sutter

Vocals: Lorraine Dinkel

Dramaturgy: Merel Heering
Assistance: Nora Wyss
Production Manager:
 Pascal Moor

Photography: Roland Schmid

Review BZ, 25. January 2018

Roxy Birsfelden

23. January 2018, 20h
25., 26., 27. January 2018, 20h
28. January 2018, 18h
Tanzhaus Zurich
15. & 16. February 2018, 20h
Théâter Sévelin 36, Lausanne
3. June 2018, 16h

Fachausschuss Tanz und Theater BS/BL
Stanley Thomas Johnson Stiftung, Sulger Stiftung, Jacqueline Spengler Stiftung, Fondation Nestlé pour l’Art, Jubiläumsstiftung der Basellandschaftlichen Kantonalbank, Scheidegger-Thommen-Stiftung, Stiftung Corymbo, Migros-Kulturprozent
A project supported by Danse & Dramaturgie, an initiative by Théâtre Sévelin 36, in association with Dampfzentrale Bern, Tanzhaus Zürich, TU-Théâtre de l'Usine, ROXY Birsfelden. 

Bufo Makmal is supported by Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council, Mentoring-Programmme YAA – Young Associated Artist at ROXY Birsfelden 


VIEL.ES (Much) is the answer to ALL.ES (Everything), hence an emphasis on the individual, following a collective transformation of the same. The dancer's collective, Bufo Makmal, creates an innovative setting that grapples with context in playful ways; the production principle stemming from an individual interpretation of the same tasks, as does the composition derived from this process. Through the use of signals, a web is created that leads to unpredictable encounters and separations that are facilitated by an incohesive, non-psychological approach. It's celebrating movement and searches for the joy of most possible freedom off own expression in simultaneous concordance.


Coproduction Roxy Birsfelden

Choreography: Margarita Kennedy, Clea Onori, Rosie Terry

Concept: Clea Onori in Collaboration with Bufo Makmal

Stage and Costume: Michela Flück

Light: Yoshi Goettgens 

Music: Strotter Inst., Lola de la Matta, Nives Onori, 

Outside-Eye: Edan Gorlicki

Dramaturgy: Yves Regenass

Organisational Assistance: Saskia Läubli

Production Manager: Pascal Moor

Foto: Roland Schmid


Roxy Birsfelden
Premiere 31st of May 2016
Performances 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th of June


Fachausschuss Theater und Tanz BS/BL, Wilhelm und Ida Hertner-Strasser Stiftung, Fondation Nestlé pour l’Art, Jubiläumsstiftung der Basellandschaftlichen Kantonalbank, GGG, Stanley Thomas Johnson Stiftung, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Cirqu`enflex 

Treeles (Short piece)

4 May 2018, 17h

Claramatten-Pavillon, Basel

Tanzfest Basel

5 May 2018, 11.45h

Villa Sträuli, Winterthur

Tanzfest Winterthur

Inspired by the holistic worldview Bufo Makmal attempts in its dance performance to portray the one as the whole, the diverging, the seperated and everything in between. The choreography of the young group draws out something not quite final. Moving out of inertia creates a shimmering continuity, a fusion of bodies into a complete whole. Fluctuating between time and space and in the next minute bursting and splitting apart. Mechanical comformity stands opposite developing harmony, and above all lies a rising and pulsating texture.


Coproduction Roxy Birsfelden

Dancers: Stefanie Fischer, Zoe Gyssler, Margarita Kennedy, Clea Onori, Rosie Terry Toogood
Music: Christian Fischer
Dramaturgy: Yves Regenass
Outside Eye: Edan Gorlicki
Light Design: Michael Eigenmann
Visuals: Lukas Pulver
Costume: Romy Springsguth

Production Manager: Pascal Moor

Foto: Susana Burell


Roxy Birsfelden

Premiere 16. December 2014

18., 19., 20. & 21. December 2014


Tanzplan Ost Festival tour in autumn 2016.
Performing Dates:
24. Aug: Lokremise St. Gallen
2. Sep: TanzRaum Herisau
16. Sep: Tanzhaus Zürich
4. Nov: TAK Theater Liechtenstein
19. November: Tanzzeit Festival-Theater, am Gleis, Winterthur
25. Nov: Theater Chur


Fachausschuss Tanz und Theater BS/BL, GGG Stiftung, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Stanley Thomas Johnson Stiftung