Inbox: MZDP

Feature in Issue 15-1 | Spring 2003

Your name?

Metzger/Zimmermann/de Perrot

How would you describe yourself and your occupation?

Artists Collective – Unclassified. Somewhere between physical theatre, dance, circus, music, architecture and contemporary art.

What have you seen, read or experienced recently that has been an inspiration?

Polanski's The Pianist; Almodovar's Hable Con Ella (‘Talk With Her'); Mathieu Kassovits' La Haine; Matthew Barney's Cremasters; Exhibition by Roman Signer.

Which of your artistic achievements are you most proud of?

We are not proud of anything yet...

If you could change one thing – in yourself, your life/art or anything anywhere – what would it be?

Stop violence, stop racism, stop war... Learn to understand each other.

What do you think was the best example of theatre in the past year?

François Verret, Kaspar concert/Barthleby; Frank Castorf, Berlin-Alexanderplatz; Alain Platel, lets op Bach.

What does the term Total Theatre mean to you?

What means theatre?

Your manifesto for theatre?

Dream on. A space to be. A witness of time.

Metzger/Zimmermann/de Perrot (MZP) got together with the idea of developing a common artistic language. They opened this year's London International Mime Festival with their show Gopf! – a contradictory fusion of dance, theatre, music and architecture. Check out their website at

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