Michel Schweizer
Bleib opus #3

Theater / Premiere in German-speaking countries


In französischer Sprache mit deutschen Übertiteln
Talk im Anschluss an die 2. Vorstellung


Production specifics

Produktion La Coma

Koproduktion Espace Malraux – Scène nationale de Chambéry et de la Savoie, O.A.R.A – Office artistique de la Région Aquitaine, TnBA – Théâtre nationale de Bordeaux Aquitaine, Festival Novart – Bordeaux, Château Rouge – Annemasse, ARCADI – Action régionale pour la creation artistique et la diffusion en île de France

Kopräsentation NXTSTP, unterstützt durch das Kulturprogramm der Europäischen Union

Five Alsatians and a dog handler, a psychoanalyst, a philosopher, a former legionnaire. The strange personnel that French theatre artist Michel Schweizer brings together on stage gather against the backdrop of the Davos World Economic Forum in 2001: an exclusive club of politicians, business moguls, scientists and philosophers discussing fundamental questions of future social orders behind closed doors. Discussing our future lives.

In the finest French tradition of dispute and discourse, the philosopher and psychoanalyst discuss how we can co-exist in peace, where our society stands between the state and the market, and: What is education? Deformation, training, conditioning? Or is it the opportunity to find oneself?

The dogs stand motionless until a little movement of the finger sets them in motion. And stops them. Perfectly trained, under control and yet a latent threat. With instinctive drives below the surface. The wolf in the dog a mere memory – or a potential.

Michel Schweizer finds disconcertingly clever, ironical pictures for unease in culture, for the endangered balance of society in which things can be overturned at any moment. The wolf, degenerated into a domestic dog, has also lost its instinctive intelligence as a result of domestication. And with it the ability to live in the pack, in the group.

While theoretical discussions and physical presence comment on each other as subject and variation in a musically through-composed evening, we can never decide who is controlling whom and who is observing whom. After all, not only dogs are manipulated, so are we as citizens.

Konzept / Idee: Michel Schweizer
Regie: Michel Schweizer
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Philippe Desamblanc
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Jean Gallego
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Claude Leclerq
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Francois Vavasseur
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Dany-Robert Dufour
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Gérard Gourdot
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Jean-Pierre Lebrun
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Friedrich Lauterbach
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Andrej Skrha