In the same room where Charles Apothéloz had set up the Centre Dramatique Romand in the 1960s before his transfer to Vidy in 1969. Today, the Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne presents four great theatre and dance artists: Christoph Marthaler and Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker in November and Milo Rau and William Forsythe in February.
The Musical Theatre of Swiss artist Christoph Marthaler draws its humour and lightness from the observation of the improbable accidents of existence. With Das Weinen (Das Wähnen) (Crying. Imagining), a new production by the Schauspielhaus Zürich, he returns to the texts of one of his early inspirations, the Swiss artist and writer Dieter Roth. This melancholy, choral and musical comedy experiments with the slow alteration of all things and the new found freedom it invites.
In Mitten wir im leben sind/bach6cellosuiten, the Flemish choreographer Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker brings Bach’s music to life again. The famous cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras performs six of the cello suites on the bare stage of the theatre. Three male and two female dancers, including the choreographer, accompany him in their skilful fugues and rounds, and the body becomes music.