Cardellini | Gonzalez / Switzerland

L’Âge d’or

July 13 to 1514.15 and 17.15
July 1611.15 and 14.15

At the dawn of the 21st century, most of the planet’s population is still guided by the illusion of a Golden Age, the utopia of endless abundance accessible to everyone. In L’Âge d’or, Igor Cardellini and Tomas Gonzalez question the foundations of neoliberal ideals with guided tours through banks, office buildings and shopping malls. Functional, invisible spaces that escape our attention, imbued with the spirit of the times. During Santarcangelo Festival, the “theatrical guided-tour” will take place at the shopping centre Le Befane, in Rimini. The visit will render, layer by layer, the historical depth of the space and its influence on people; power being the common thread. Starting from the architecture of the building to bring out, recompose and deconstruct the social universes it hosts, defines, activates or regulates. Just like in a guided tour of archaeological landmarks, the audience will wander among the shop windows, beginning to acknowledge them as if it were for the first time.

Tomas Gonzalez has been teaching at the University of Performing Arts La Manufacture in Lausanne since 2017. His research focuses on the processes of copy, imitation and reactivation. He collaborates with Jérôme Bel, Milo Rau, Yan Duyvendak, Stefan Kaegi, Mohammad Al Attar, Sara Leghissa. Igor Cardellini collaborates with the choreographers Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Jérôme Bel as well as with Émilie Charriot. He is interested in the relationships between gender, sex, class and race, also considering power dynamics and the way performance allows to question them. Cardellini | Gonzalez was founded six years ago. Their work is produced by Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne and tours across Europe.

  • Bus leaving from Piazza Ganganelli
    Bus-stop in front of Farmacia dell'Ospedale

Duration: 75 minutes + journey (around 2 hours 30 minutes total).
Language: Italian.
Text available in English.

Ideazione e testo Igor Cardellini, Tomas Gonzalez / performer Emilia Verginelli / assistente alla regia Pierre-Angelo Zavaglia / sguardo esterno Adina Secrétan / regia tecnica Sonya Trolliet / amministrazione e produzione Sarah Gumy / una produzione Cardellini | Gonzalez, Théâtre de Vidy-Lausanne / in collaborazione con Kunstencentrum Vooruit - Gand, KANAL - Centre Pompidou - Bruxelles / con il sostegno di Canton de Vaud, Ville de Lausanne, Loterie romande, Pro Helvetia - Fondation suisse pour la culture, Fondation Nestlé pour l’Art, Fondation Ernst Göhner, Fondation, Jan Michalski, Fonds culturel SSA, Fondation Casino Barrière Montreux, Corodis / traduzione italiana a cura di Maria Stella Tataranni.

In collaborazione con Le Befane Shopping Centre.
Spettacolo sostenuto da Fondazione svizzera per la cultura Pro Helvetia.

© Michiel Devijver [photo]
© Anthony Gerace [collage]