J’aspire aux Alpes; ainsi naissent les lacs

The greatly awaited return of Mapa Teatro to Lausanne! With a short and condensed play by Händl Klaus, who in 2006 received the award for best playwright in the German language. An «alpine fantasy»: two artificial figures, an imaginary landscape and the desire that hasn't been realised by the other. These figures speak to the wind, no one answers, a landscape in silence, the mountains, the dead... The staging of this cruel dance, grotesque and lyrical at the same time, poetically evoques a violent world drawned under an apparent calm...
This creation is a co-production between: La Bâtie-Festival de Genève, Forum Meyrin, Grange de Dorigny-Unil, Festival Iberomericano de Teatro de Bogotá, with the support of: Pro Helvetia, Ville de Genève, Canton de Genève, Centre de Traduction littéraire de Lausanne, the Swiss Cultural Fund in Colombia and the Swiss Ambassador in Colombia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Mexico, The Mexican Ambassador in Switzerland and the National University of Colombia. 


Artistic Team 
La Bâtie - Festival de Genève, Forum Meyrin

September, 2007

Geneva, Switzerland