The multicultural and multilingual Comédie!

The Comédie de Genève, a reflection of the city’s multiculturalism. Several of this season’s performances will be played in various languages. With surtitles in French & English, the Comédie opens its doors to the international community of Geneva.

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The following performances will be surtitled in English or be held without words :

26 – 28.08.22
Directed by FC Bergman
Theatre / Belgium
Co-produced with La Bâtie – Festival de GenèveSheep are grazing to the sound of a zither when suddenly one of them stands up on its hind legs and begins its slow and painful metamorphosis into a hybrid creature, half animal, half human.

The Sheep Song is an allegory of the human condition in the form of breathtakingly beautiful, animated tableaux: four wordless acts that draw on the Christian paintings of the Flemish Primitives; a Way of the Cross choreographed on a conveyor belt (a figure of destiny); an epic made of images that takes the shape of a perilous journey to the heart of what defines our humanity and its tragedy – love, evil, violence, pain, loneliness – as well as its comic moments.

Venue Main hall
Rates from CHF 40 to CHF 10
Duration 1h30
Language without words
Recommended age 16+

Featuring Jonas Vermeulen, Stef Aerts or Joé Agemans, Matteo Simoni or Dries De Win, Yorrith De Bakker or Jan Deboom, Marie Vinck or Gudrun Ghesquiere, Thomas Verstraeten or Bart Hollanders, Frederik Leroux-Roels and Ruben Machtelinckx.

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01 – 02.09.22
Directed by Lia Rodrigues
Dance / Brazil
Co-produced with La Bâtie – Festival de Genève

© Sammi Landweer

In Brazil, the encantados are mystical entities, responsible for ensuring the link between the world of the living and the dead, between spirits and matter. Lia Rodrigues invokes them in this show, an unbridled party featuring eleven male and female dancers equipped with simple, brightly coloured blankets who cast a spell on the prevailing gloom in a militant and expressive dance.

Encantado is like a spell that will whisk you away or a flowery perfume that will make you dizzy.

Venue Main hall
Rates from CHF 40 to CHF 10
Duration 1h
Language without words
Recommended age 16+

Featuring David Abreu, Raquel Alexandre, Valentina Fittipaldi, Joana Lima, Larissa Lima, Matheus Macena, Leonardo Nunes, Tiago Oliveira, Carolina Repetto, Andrey da Silva, Ricardo Xavier

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21 – 24.09.22
Directed by Marcel Schwald & Chris Leuenberger
Dance / Switzerland

© Lukas Acton

For Reso – Swiss Dance Network Programmers’ Fund

Marcel Schwald and Chris Leuenberger are interested in the taboo of male-to-male contact in a society where men are afraid to touch each other, keeping their distance and barely brushing against each other.

At the intersection of dance and theatre, four dancers and a musician examine their own bodies, question their way of moving and being with other men, ask themselves how to escape stereotypes, thwart clichés and overturn them.

With finesse and facetiousness, intelligence and humour, the German performers, accompanied by American artists, reflect on masculinity in order to heal its wounds.

Venue Modular hall
Rates from CHF 40 to CHF 10
Duration 1h10
Language English with French surtitles
Recommended age 12+

Featuring André Chapatte, Andy Santana, Brandon Woods, Chris Leuenberger and Thomas Jeker (musician)

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09 – 11.12.22
Directed by La Ribot
Dance / Switzerland

© Pablo Lorente

In this new Distinguished Piece, La Ribot explores the shifting relationship between dance, the construction of subjectivity and erotic dynamics.

Dancers invent an attitude and an outfit each day. In a continuous spiral movement reminiscent of the planets, the performers exchange clothes, give life to objects and create from the present moment and its accidents. The transformation is permanent, constant and unstoppable.

Winner of the Label+ romand – arts de la scène 2020 prize, the Switzerland-based Spanish choreographer was awarded the Golden Lion of the Venice Dance Biennale for her entire career that same year.

Venue Main hall
Rates from CHF 40 to CHF 10
Duration 1h30
Language French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Zulu
Recommended age 10+

Featuring Piera Bellato, Mathilde Invernon, Lisa Laurent, Thami Manekehla, Ludovico Paladini and dancers from Geneva.

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03 – 04.02.23
Directed by Emanuel Gat
For the festival Antigel – Genève
Dance / France

© Julia Gat

Fourteen dancers, carried away by the music of Tears for Fears, plunge us back into the joyful and optimistic exuberance of ‘80s pop.

It is joyful and energetic, it jumps, spins and slams, it flows like a perfectly arranged album, while the dancers go wild, swirling and swaying in a frenzy. With Dionysian excess, the eccentric and sparkling costumes invite us to the party.

You will come out of this show feeling refreshed, even euphoric.

Venue Main hall
Rates from CHF 40 to CHF 10
Duration 1h15
Language without words
Recommended age 8+

Featuring Églantine Bart, Thomas Bradley, Robert Bridger, Gilad Jerusalmy, Péter Juhász, Michael Loehr, Emma Mouton, Eddie Oroyan, Rindra Rasoaveloson, Ichiro Sugae, Karolina Szymura, Milena Twiehaus or Ashley Wright, Sara Wilhelmsson, Jin Young Won

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Directed by Yan Duyvendak

Co-produced with Kaedama & Philippe Cano
Participatory performance / Switzerland

© Kira Barlach

VIRUS is a game, a game that Yan Duyvendak and his team finished developing in November 2019, just before they were caught up in the reality of Covid-19.

VIRUS is an opportunity, in 2023, to take control, to play rather than suffer. What would you do if you were in charge of your country’s healthcare, communication or security? If you had population flows to manage? If the responsibility for closing or not closing borders and schools fell to you? Depending on your decisions, the scenario changes, and the results are not the same. It is all up to you.

Yan Duyvendak has been awarded the Swiss Art Award, the Network-Kulturpreis and the prestigious Meret Oppenheim Prize, as well as the Swiss Grand Prix for Theatre / Hans-Reinhart Ring in 2019.

Venue Modular hall
Rates from CHF 40 to CHF 10
Duration 1h45
Language English on 2 March only
Recommended age 12+

Featuring Jean-Daniel Piguet

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