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Offending the Audience

For Émilie Charriot, the theatre holds the possibility of an intense relationship, as fragile as it is strong, in a way that is hardly possible in everyday life. By staging Offending the Audience, Peter Handke’s landmark text, she explores what happens to the presence of the actor once false expectations have been swept aside.

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Société en chantier

Stefan Kaegi has created an immersive piece in which spectators take on the role of labourers, engineers and fnanciers. He posits construction sites as microcosms that condense the paradoxes of our contemporary society.

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BIG SISTERS de Théo Mercier/Seven Michel

The artist Théo Mercier and the choreographer Steven Michel return to Vidy with BIG SISTERS, in which four dancers aged 23 to 65 undergo different metamorphoses, thus shining a light on the fantasies and projections at work in representations of the female body.

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Chasing a Ghost d'Alexandra Bachzetsis

In a piece for fve dancers and two pianos, Alexandra Bachzetsis revisits the dance duo by doubling hitherto familiar or recognisable bodies with their double, their mirror image or their spectre: a striking choreography that combines the issue of identity with the strange and the hybrid.

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Be Arielle F de Simon Senn

Simon Senn, a plastic and video artist from Geneva, purchased the digital copy of a female body online, then embarked on a quest to meet the woman whose body he would go on to inhabit thanks to virtual reality. He takes to the stage to share his uncanny experience.

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HOMINAL/XABA de Marie-Caroline Hominal/Nelisiwe Xaba

Marie-Caroline Hominal pursues her line of questioning into the notion of authorship in dance by collaborating with the South African dancer and choreographer Nelisiwe Xaba. Together, they explore the mechanisms of appropriation: who is the author of an “appropriated”, or copied, dance?

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Les Volontés d'Olivia Pedroli

Olivia Pedroli, the singer from Neuchâtel, imagines a theatre of voices: an experience that summons visual materials as much as sounds. Alone on stage with her piano and instruments, sitting in the centre of a multimedia apparatus which makes images resonate with sounds, she invites us on a dreamlike musical journey into the folds of time.

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Nothing left de Tabea Martin

The choreographer Tabea Martin explores concrete social situations from the point of view of the body, through the medium of dance. In her new piece, she delves into the ways in which we cope with the death of others, close or removed – our sorrows, rituals, celebrations or denials in the face of grief.

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Les Idoles de Christophe Honoré

Created at Vidy in September 2018 and praised by audiences and critics alike, Les Idoles, by the filmmaker and director Christophe Honoré, stages a generation of artists who died of AIDS and are now brought back to life on stage to exchange their views on love, illness, art and engagement.

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Boucle d’or 2020 d'Alain Borek

Who is Goldilocks, really ? And what about those bears ? The famous fairy tale remains open to many interpretations. Alain Borek invite us to re-enact the story together, in an interactive show that evolves according to the audience’s choices.

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Perdre son sac de Denis Maillefer, texte de Pascal Rambert

A young woman stands on the street. She introduces herself as a window-cleaner – temporarily. She begins to speak. She lets off steam, venting her anger and her needs. Pascal Rambert wrote this seething text for the Swiss actress Lola Giouse, directed here by Denis Maillefer.

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Borderline(s) Investigation #1 de Frédéric Ferrer/Vertical Détou

During a hotly anticipated symposium, an eminent international group of specialists in limitology are delivering the results of their research. Frédéric Ferrer invents a hybrid form, between science and theatre, in order to think the world differently in a time of climate emergency.

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Phèdre

Ce projet naît de la rencontre des étudiant·e·s avec Olivier Dubois à travers la découverte de son spectacle Tragédie, basé sur l’alexandrin, et un stage effectué en première année.Pour leur création de fn d’études, le chorégraphe les amène à la frontière entre danse et théâtre : en s’immergeant dans le texte, en passant le rythme du vers racinien dans les corps, surgit la dimension contemporaine, organique et sensuelle de la tragédie.

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Conversation entre Mohamed El Khatib et Alain Cavalier de Mohame

The filmmaker Alain Cavalier and the director Mohamed El Khatib met thanks to a mistakenly purchased camera. On stage, they pursue a free-flowing and friendly dialogue on the subject of what animates their life and their work, from one culture and generation to another.

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A Dance Climax

Spectacle en deux parties avec les danseur·se·s du Bachelor en Contemporary Dance : la chorégraphe française Mathilde Monnier les entraîne dans un mouvement continu qui se propage jusqu’à saturation, un concert de pas, une pièce sur le temps qui passe et ce qui ne passe pas ; le chorégraphe espagnol Salva Sanchis confronte la voix au mouvement, qui transforme, interfère et interagit avec le geste, défaisant les hiérarchies ordinaires entre voix, musique et danse.

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Maîtres anciens de Nicolas Bouchaud/Éric Didry, Comédie de Thoma

Nicolas Bouchaud has taken on Thomas Bernhard’s vindictive satire in the form of a cruel comedy for one voice. His character attacks everything which he perceives to be mediocre. A forceful diatribe which, as we gradually discover, is walking a tightrope over a chasm of despair.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ceux qui m’aiment... de Pascal Greggory/Écrits de Patrice Chérea

One of Patrice Chéreau’s most faithful actors stages a theatrical homage to the director’s demanding nature, his perspicuity and his sensibility. By reading from his little-known works, he shares the great European artist’s thoughts concerning the visual, stage and performing arts.

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Qui a tué mon père de Stanislas Nordey, texte d’Édouard Louis

The novelist Édouard Louis writes a letter to – and for – his father, painting the portrait of a labourer who is physically and socially ruined by the age of 50. He decrypts the social and political reasons for his situation, and entrusts the story to the actor and director Stanislas Nordey.

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Contre-enquêtes de Nicolas Stemann, d'après le roman de Kamel Da

In The Meursault Investigation, the Algerian journalist and novelist Kamel Daoud gives a voice to the brother of the anonymous Arab man killed by Meursault, the protagonist of Camus’ The Stranger. Nicolas Stemann stages the imaginary encounter between the murderer and the victim’s brother – between Camus and Daoud.

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Contre-enquêtes de Nicolas Stemann, d'après le roman de Kamel Da

In The Meursault Investigation, the Algerian journalist and novelist Kamel Daoud gives a voice to the brother of the anonymous Arab man killed by Meursault, the protagonist of Camus’ The Stranger. Nicolas Stemann stages the imaginary encounter between the murderer and the victim’s brother – between Camus and Daoud.

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Voodoo Sandwich d'Augustin Rebetez

A cabaret of the imagination, a circus starring a quick-change artist, a DIY voodoo ceremony... In Voodoo Sandwich, a one-man show for young adults, the artist Augustin Rebetez and the contortionist Niklas Blomberg stage the promise of an insatiable life, with multiple and fluid identities.

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