A solo for two on how life plays
A young man. A very old lady. He returns to his native village in Valais to renovate an inherited house. She goes through her belongings, preparing to move to a nursing home. Despite their age gap, these temporary neighbours share a common feeling of being torn between here and there, of misplacedness. Eric Philippoz’ first stage project is essentially based on the recordings of eight of their rosehip tea-fuelled conversations. Carefully rendering the words of the ninety-year-old, the young artist’s subtle performance touches on memory and forgetfulness, books, life choices and death, mountain hikes and jokes, returns and departures.
Concept and performance Eric Philippoz Staging and dramaturgy Sarah-Lise Salomon Maufroy, Cédric Leproust Scenography Laurent Pavy Sound engineering and stage management Basile Weber Light engineering Aurélien Cibrario Administration Valérie Quennoz Production ART KLUBB, TLH-Sierre Support Etat du Valais, Commune d'Ayent, Loterie Romande, Fondation Engelberts, TLH-Sierre
Encouraged within the framework of PREMIO - Prix d’encouragement pour les arts de la scène, with the support of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, the Ernst Göhner Foundation and the Migros Cultural Percentage