Une pièce pour les vivant·e·x·s en temps d'extinction
of Miranda Rose Hall The British director Katie Mitchell stages a purposeful eco-feminist monologue by Miranda Rose Hall which reflects on our responsibilities and means of action in the face of ecological disaster. The innovative staging extends the play’s ecological concerns beyond the scope of the drama, exploring ways of creating a future for theatre that is ecologically responsible, both in its technical implementation and its touring model.
Adapted from the novel Meursault contre-enquête by Kamel Daoud The Algerian journalist and novelist Kamel Daoud gives voice to an Algerian man who claims to be the brother of the anonymous Arab killed by Meursault, the protagonist of Camus’ The Stranger. Nicolas Stemann stages an imaginary encounter between the protagonists of these novels and their authors.
Loosely based on Showgirls, by Paul Verhoeven A trashy American musical, a sparkling and absurd cabaret, a techno oratorio of gender stereotypes: Marlène Saldana immerses herself in the unbridled mental universe of the heroine of Paul Verhoeven's cult film to turn glitz and glitter into an antidote to violence and emptiness.
Saving one’s breath, becoming aware of the effort of one’s lungs, restoring the link shaped by a common breath: Anne and Jean Rochat immerse themselves in Lake Geneva with one air hose between them, the air supplied by volunteers pumping on the shore. An experience of air, water and duration, to be witnessed from La Becque artist residency’s lakeside garden.
Two Adults and a Child
An example of a show that can be performed without the need for the artists to travel, Two Adults and a Child is a concept by Ant Hampton featuring three unrehearsed protagonists from Lausanne who change each night. They follow the directions of a recorded children's choir. Their whispered voices convey their dreams and their anger at a world in which they do not recognise themselves...