NACHLASS – Pièces sans personnes
Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne, Switzerland
Stefan Kaegi, Dominic Huber (Rimini Protokoll)
Magali Tosato, Déborah Helle (stažist)
Set Design Assistants
Clio Van Aerde, Marine Brosse (stažist)
Rimini Apparat, Schauspielhaus Zürich, Bonlieu Scène nationale Annecy et La Bâtie-Festival
de Genève dans le cadre du programme INTERREG France-Suisse 2014-2020, Maillon, Théâtre de Strasbourg, scène européenne,
Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, Staatsschauspiel Dresden, Carolina Performing Arts
With the support of
Fondation Casino Barrière iz Montreuxa, Ured gradonačelnika Berlina, Pro-Helvetia, fondation suisse pour la culture
Number of spectators is restricted on 50 persones per performance
Duration of the performance
1 hour and 30 minutes (no intermission)
Rimini Protokoll (Stefan Kaegi, Dominic Huber)
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Nachlass, pièces sans personnes, is a stage instalation of the famous director Stefan Kaegi, one of the three members of the
internationally acclaimed collective Rimini Protokoll, produced by one of the leading Swiss theatres, Théâtre de Vidy from Lausanne.
Stefan Kaegi and his collaborators spent two years in hospice centres and hospitals, in scientific research laboratories and funeral homes,
in retirement homes and religious centres, among coroners, neurologists and lawyers – for all of whom death is an ongoing concern.
They then met with people who have chosen for different reasons to prepare for their passing. With some of their interlocutors
they created special rooms in which each individual Nachlass could be expressed. Inside you can discover traces of the lives
they’ll leave behind, or the manner in which they imagine their own passing, or the enactment of a scene of transmission, a
part of their legacy or something they wish to share before their departure. The distance inherent to all artistic creation
has made it possible for these individuals to dare to envision their passing and imagine what a place evocative of their memory
would look like. An elderly couple that has decided to die together recounts their life and remembers their youth; a woman
realizes a cherished dream before dying; a father addresses his daughter; a scientist analyses the technical aspects of his
passing; a man of Turkish origins from Zürich sees his death as a return to his roots and his land of birth.
Stefan Kaegi produces documentary theatre plays, radio shows and works in the urban environment in a diverse variety of collaborative
partnerships. Using research, public auditions and conceptual processes, he gives voice to experts who are not trained actors but have
something to tell. This is how he directed Mnemopark, a model railway world in the Basel Theatre that has been shown in over thirty
cities between Tokyo and Montreal. Kaegi has toured across Europe and Asia for over three years with two Bulgarian lorry drivers and a
truck which was converted into a mobile audience room (Cargo So a). In 2008, he developed Radio Muezzin in Cairo – a project about the
call to prayer in our age of technical reproduction, and in 2011, he put on a stage a Bodenprobe Kasachstan about migration and oil
in central Asia. In 2010 Kaegi was awarded the European Prize for Cultural Diversity, in 2015, Stefan Kaegi has received the Swiss
Grand Award fot Theatre, Hans Reinhart Ring.
Kaegi is one of the founders of the Rimini Protokoll which purpose is to pry apart the sense of reality and present all its facets
from unusual perspectives. Rimini Protokoll was awarded the Faust Theatre Prize in 2007, the European Prize for New Theatre Forms
in 2008 and in 2011 the silver lion of the Biennale for Performing Arts in Venice.
Dominic Huber is a stage designer and director whose work opens up new zones of the performative. Very much in the sense of augmented reality, they work on expanding experiences of the senses, artistically modifying, activating, and manipulating actual spaces and situations. As a result, the audience actively engages with and explores surprising characteristics of their surroundings. Since 2008 Dominic Huber has been regularly collaborating with Stefan Kaegi. Togehter with Bernhardom Mikesk is an author of many theatre installations in Scahuspielhaus u Frankufurtu, Bochumu i Hamburgu. rewarded . Dominic Huber regularly teaches at ZHdK - the Arts University of Zurich.