Performer Daniel Hellmann is ready to provide any service that spectators or passers-by might wish for. Anything goes. Any wish, any desire, any fantasy might be fulfilled – as long as performer and participant manage to agree on the conditions and the price. Exemplary services could include: «I will make you a sandwich», «I will hold you in my arms and caress you», «I dance the dying swan» or «I give you the feeling of being loved».
Full Service puts the capitalist matrix of negotiation on full display: desire and fulfillment, personal resources and their exploitation are all explored to the maximum. The performer- cum-service provider has no limits. He is customer-friendly, accommodating and he always tries to reach an agreement. Whoever dares may thus experience the fulfillment of their deepest desires – be they pleasant or disturbing. How far will performer and participants go? Which mechanisms control their relationship? And who dares to make the rules of negotiation a matter of negotiation themselves?
After more than 40 performances in Switzerland, Europe and the United States, and a more than 500 provided services and an overall income of more than 7000 €, Daniel Hellmann will present this work for the very first time in Asia.
Concept | Performance Daniel Hellmann
Set Design Theres Indermaur
Dramaturgy Wilma Renfordt
Tour Management Florence Francisco
A production of 3art3 in coproduction with Tanzhaus Zürich, zürich moves! & Gessnerallee Zürich. With the support of Stadt Zürich Kultur, Fachstelle Kultur Kanton Zürich, Pro Helvetia Schweizer Kulturstiftung, Migros Kulturprozent, Nestlé Fondation pour l’Art
Daniel Hellmann (born 1985) is a dance- and theatermaker, singer and performer. He is based in his hometown Zurich as well as in Berlin and studied philosophy, classical singing and theatre / performance in Zurich, Lausanne and Bern. After taking part in several opera productions, he founded 3art3 Company in 2012 in order to realize pieces that unite music, dance and theater. For the first 3art3-project K. – a collaboration with the choreographer Quan Bui Ngoc – he won a prize from the Swiss Author Society and received a Cultural Award from the City of Zurich.
Since 2014 he created Untold with 3art3 and as a co-production with Les Ballets C de la B, with Matterhorn Produktionen the music-theatre piece Nach Lampedusa about the Swiss asylum system and the interactive performance Full Service. Hellmann’s solo performance Traumboy about male prostitution premiered in 2015 at Gessnerallee Zürich and was invited to Swiss Selection in Avignon 2016. Daniel Hellmann’s work has been shown in Switzerland, France, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Italy, UK, Spain and in the USA. His newest work Requiem for a piece of meat (2017), a music-dance-performance about our contradictory relationships to animals, meat and death, has received the June Johnson Dance Prize.