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Never back in this System

A sports report in question to enter: What was it like when you won in Are, in 2007, a world championship medal?
this feeling I can't remember correctly. This was my first life. This is today far away for me. To the pressure I remember but still very good. I've already had 20 years of effort, with the Ski-circus. Others might like that for a while, but I could never really deal with the pressure of the hierarchies. The professional Ski sports makes people lonely and makes them individual fighters. He knows no solidarity. As I got shortly before my resignation, armed with my head coach, remained the SMS to my managers and my team of colleagues immediately. It was as if I'd died. I never want to go back to this System.

Are currently in a world Ski Championships.
the past Is not?

Why didn't you get out sooner?
As a Ski professional is required for everything. When you eat your Breakfast, when you drive down the slope, when you go to bed. I didn't know who I could be outside of skiing. I was privileged, but locked up, sat in a Golden cage. I drove on and was pleased at the same time, to be 30 and to be able to kill my career. The insane adrenaline rush of a downhill, or a perfect day like that, as I was Swiss champion in giant slalom – all of that doesn't make up such a life for me.

you have studied during your sports career. They were as intellectually interested in all alone on the Ski Tour?
The Ski-world is very simple. You hit as soon as you want to think a little deeper. There were a few like me, who needed parallel to the skiing career of intellectual input from the outside. In the women's Aita Camastral, who also studied in distance learning, there was, for example. And Dominique Gisin.

you Have learned as a Ski professional, nothing that you benefit from today?
The ability to have a task focus and hard work. But it is just not good, if these are the only skills that you have. In the Gessnerallee it should not be to provide as a single fighter performance, and market yourself constantly yourself. But the thing is to stand in the center, and the joint development of programmes and productions. The time for the individual fighters is over.

Why do people in the majority race rather than the theatre?
We of the Gessnerallee have a special, rather nischiges programme: Contemporary theatre and dance with experimental formats. It's already clear that we appeal to in order not all. But I am not sure whether the art is performing overall compared to the Sport so much worse. Yes, she has your big events, we think, for example, of the many biennials. And the odds of the race are no longer so good as before. Skiing has the Problem of an aging audience. I have already looked for it as an Athlete hardly any ski race. If, out of professional interest. I wanted to see how this driver handles those slopes.

skiing Is also a kind of Performance? People in skin-tight costumes, the rush is pointless in the depth ...
(laughs) Well, a too-sympathetic Performance in the art would not be in any case. But Yes, many top athletes and sportsmen are not authentic: they perform the neoliberal performance in thoughts, it goes to the self-representation of strong athletes. Vulnerability and sensitivity have no place. Sure, ski racing has its own drama. Due to the risk of a voltage. And an accident then acts like a car-Crash. People need to look easy.

There are athletes who are moved because of their ingenuity and elegance in the vicinity of the Artistry. Roger Federer is one such example. Similar examples in the sport of skiing come to you in your memory?
There was already driving styles, which have been referred to as artistic. But physical virtuosity alone, for me, is not a relevant art. A relevant art must respond to a certain discourse, special topics accept.

How to make your theatre colleagues react to your sporting past?
To a late hour in the beer I'm asked to do. Since I'm set to the sport operation to yourself critically, and extend conversations about it usually not very controversial ... find the often quite funny. Even if one has been socialized as a top athlete, you can get rid of it.

Is your Ski-past topic of your future work?
sustainability, privileges, feminism. These are some of our core issues, if we take the Gessner Allee. The sport of skiing as a very Western, very male, very white Sport would be a good, strong contrast.

there Are pieces or authors, or authors who want to get in the Gessner all?
So specifically, I don't want to be. But we have, for example, often artists to invite, who live in Europe, but of non-European origin. Also in the sense of sustainability, we also host anyone's games will be from Overseas fly-in. And contemporary dance and Urban Dance to each other bring you closer. Not least because of the Urban Dance is strongly influenced immigrant.

For the Swiss-Albanian break dancerin from Schwamendingen, you will have an open ear?
Sure. Because we want to make the theatre a place that is also currently non-Theatrical want to visit.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 08.02.2019, 15:31 PM

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