Mittelfest — Theater

The game of Nibelungen

Laura Gambarini

Auditorium - Convitto Nazionale Paolo Diacono
Supported by

45 minutes
29/07 - 17:00
29/07 - 18:30

An epic of bloody object theatre, in gestural German

Imagine yourself in an afternoon, sneaking into a school, maybe your old school – or, in this case, the Auditorium of Convitto Nazionale Paolo Diacono. In the classroom, there is a German teacher. Is this a nightmare? No: get ready for the most delirious and explosive lesson of your life! You don’t speak German? But that’s okay! The less you speak it, the better. Swashbuckling, epic battles overcome all language barriers. Laura Gambarini offers an experience of ‘gestural literature’, from a medieval classic: the greatest epic about the power of destiny and fate, the Nibelungen!

Suitable to ages 14+
Gestured performance in German: no knowledge of the language necessary


by and with Laura Gambarini
directed by Manu Moser
external eye Jennifer Wesse
costumes Marie Jeanrenaud and Célien Favre
technique Jean-Sébastien Ledewyn
photographs Vincent Guignet
graphics Margot Steiner
video Noé Cauderay
distribution BravoBravo – Samuel Perthuis
administration Brigitte Laurent

production CIE du Botte-Cul
coproduction CCHAR – Centre de Création Helvétique des Arts de la Rue
with the support of Loterie Romande, Fondation Michalski, Prix culturel de la Coquette Morges, Fondation Oertli • SIS – Schweizer Interpretenstiftung, Fonds culturel de la Société Suisse des Auteurs (SSA) et de l’association professionnelle t. Scènes communes (théâtres Benno Besson, Beausobre, L’Echandole, Grand-Champ, Pré-aux-Moines), Ville de Morges, Ville de Nyon, Corodis,
with the support of Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council

photo © Vincent Guignet