RIMINI PROTOKOLL | Nachlass – Pièces sans personnes

from 13 to 17 September | 4.30 – 6.00 – 7.30 – 9.00 p.m.  in the context of Short Theatre 12
from 21 to 23 September | 4.30 – 6.00 – 7.30 – 9.00 p.m.  in the context of Romaeuropa Festival
Sala B  | Teatro India 
French and German with  English and Italian subtitles
national premiere


creation | Rimini Protokoll (Stefan Kaegi / Dominic Huber) 
video | Bruno Deville 
playwriting | Katja Hagedorn 
sound design | Frédéric Morier 
creation assistants  | Magali Tosato, Déborah Helle  
stage space assistants | Clio Van Aerde, Marine Brosse 
conception and design | Théâtre de Vidy, Losanna 
production  | Théâtre de Vidy, Losanna 
coproduction | Rimini Apparat, Schauspielhaus Zürich, Bonlieu Scène nationale Annecy et la Bâtie-Festival de Genève in the context of   INTERREG France-Suisse 2014-2020 Maillon, Théâtre de Strasbourg-scène européenne, Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, Staatsschauspiel Dresden, Carolina Performing Arts
with support | Fondation Casino Barrière, Montreux. Le Maire de Berlin – Chancellerie du Sénat – Affaires culturelles , Pro Helvetia – Fondation suisse pour la culture  

What happens after death? How can memories be represented? In the last century, the life expectancy in Switzerland increased by almost forty years. On one hand, highly specialised medicine has worked towards increasingly postponing death. On the other, legislation has begun to offer the possibility to decide when one will die. The German word Nachlass corresponds to what is left, both material and not, by the deceased – composed of “nach”(meaning “after”) and the verb “lassen”(meaning “to leave”). Stefan Kaegi accompanied eight people who, for differing reasons, decided to prepare to say their last goodbye. In collaboration with the set designer Dominic Huber, they built eight separate spaces, within which the eight protagonists speak of their eventual absence, of what will remain when they are gone. A Muslim organising the delivery of his body from Zurich to the city of his birth, Istanbul. A German banker, close to his end, reflects on his role in National Socialism. A ninety-year-old worker asks what story his photos will tell. Nachlass presents eight points of view on what heredity and succession mean today. In what way will legislation influence individual patrimonies? What do we want to give to the people we love, what do we want to leave to the Society we live in? The public enters in eight immersive spaces where voices, objects and images guide them to where there is a passage of testimony from one generation to another. The project will arrive in Rome for its national premier as part of the Roma-Europa Festival.

Rimini Protokoll is a collective of authors and directors, one of the most important of the new millennium. Their works engage mixed languages from theatre to sound to radio productions to cinema and installations, in a continuous development of expressive means to find fresh perspectives on reality. Stefan Kaegi has created theatre performances, documentaries, radio shows and urban-space performances, using the most disparate methods, giving voice to those he describes as “experts of daily life”. He questions them, invites them to act themselves and, using highly interactive means in general, he investigates the socio-political realities of our times Educated as an architect, Dominic Huber is a director and set designer. His installations are spaces that can be inhabited by an individual or group. Geared towards an augmented sense of reality, they aim to intensify the sensorial experience by modifying, engaging and manipulating spaces and situations.


13 Sep 2017




7€ / 5€ (under 25, over 65)

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