7 September | 10.15 pm
8 September | 7 pm
La Pelanda – Mattatoio – Studio 2


national première

12€ / 8€ concession + booking fee

Lorena Stadelmann

Bolero de Bienvenida

Bolero de Bienvenida is both a ritual and a space in which Lorena Stadelmann, an emerging Swiss-Guatemalan artist also known for her BABY VOLCANO project, turns into a performer-shaman, complicit in decentralizing the figure on stage. A performance in which the materiality of the body and its relationship with the voice and objects re-crosses repertoires of dance and becomes a pretext for a contemporary shamanic ritual. In Bolero de Bienvenida, Lorena Stadelmann chooses singing as her performative instrument in combination with movement. By amplifying her voice with small megaphones, which she collects, she composes vocal articulations including even a lullaby-like sound in order to highlight different states of hearing. The other field that intersects her scenic writing is the tactile materiality of fabrics and yarns, as she creates herself masks, costumes and scenography elements.

Lorena Stadelmann is also present at Short Theatre 2023 – Radical Sympathy as BABY VOLCANO, a side project featuring a live musical performance on Saturday 9 September.

Lorena Stadelmann, aka Baby Volcano, is a Swiss-Guatemalan artist. Her work unfolds in a mysterious organic universe inspired by submarine volcanoes, the human body and nature. As Baby Volcano, she performs on music stages in Switzerland and Europe. After training for several years in Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires, in 2019 she founded her own production company in Switzerland, in the Jura region, where she currently resides. She is associate artist at L’Abri-Genève in 21/22 and partner artist of Théâtre Sevelin 36 in Lausanne.

direction, performance, set design, costumes, sound design Lorena Stadelmann aka Baby Volcano
lighting design Justine Bouillet
sound engineering Stéphane Murugan
dramaturgy Adina Secretan
accompagnamento artistico L’Abri-Genève
coproduction Théâtre Sévelin 36, L’Abri-Genève, Centre Chorégraphique du Luxembourg TROIS C-L, PREMIO – Prix d’encouragement pour les arts de la scène

sustained by Istituto Svizzero di Roma

ph Phillippe Weissbrodt