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.
La Lune est en Amazonie
The Colombian theatre collective Mapa Teatro investigate a people who lived in complete isolation in the Amazonian forest two hundred years ago. Gathering disparate documentary and poetic clues, their theatre gradually gives shape to what becomes the tribe's act of resistance. Like the latter, the artists' quest for meaning renounces productive exploitation in favour of reverie and union with nature.
Cartographie 6, De la morue
... and the really interesting questions it raises for the understanding of a whole lot of things in the world today (Fishing, predation, sex, amnesia and power in the West). For more than five centuries, cod has shaped landscapes and human life, fuelled a powerful triangular trade, founded liberalism and fed the minds and bellies of millions. But the cod is no longer here.
Cartographie 4, Pôle Nord
A conference on one of the world’s sites of acceleration (ice floes, people, desires and the Lomonossov Ridge). The North Pole is the future. The destiny of the globe is being played out there. What will be revealed here will be the truth. Naked. Raw. Particularly desperate, inescapable. Perhaps also the harbinger of a new world, to be invested and invented.
Cartographie 5, WOW !
A conference on the possibilities of living elsewhere (Fermi's paradox, Drake's equation and little green men). Regularly, new signs emerge indicating that the earth will one day no longer be habitable. Humanity will have to leave. The first signs of extraterrestrial life and the discovery of several exoplanets give us some hope. Tickets on sale soon.
Éléphant ou le temps suspendu Bouchra Ouizguen
The dancer and choreographer Bouchra Ouizguen invites Aïtas, Laâbates and Houariates, dancers and singers from the popular traditions of Morocco, to listen to the world around them. Dance and song meet heroes and heroines of everyday life or nature, trees and animals, lights, textures and sounds - and the human being finds a place in its environment, however changing and uncertain it may be.
Nina Negri stages the invisible barriers posed by social norms, especially for women. She draws inspiration from John Cassavetes' film A Woman Under the Influence, which examines the descent into madness of a manipulated woman. She doubles the drama with two krump dancers and the presence of children to reveal the mechanisms of violence and imprisonment.
Cartographie 3, Les déterritorialisations du vecteur
The tiger mosquito, motorway rest areas, dengue and chikungunya (contribution to a geography of epidemics). The vector is the tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus. It is striped and transmits viruses. Originating in Asia, it now threatens the health of several million human beings. How can we protect ourselves from Albo?
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.
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...
La Visite de la vieille dame
of Friedrich Dürrenmatt Nicolas Stemann's second show this season at Vidy is Dürrenmatt's masterpiece. A billionaire returns to avenge the abuse she suffered as a young woman, a man is driven to death by popular vindictiveness in order to save the economy: how does the ferocious irony of the most performed Swiss author in the world resonate, 100 years after his birth?