Children have an exceptional ability to interweave a subjective reality and an objective (or socially objectified) reality. The world and their world are not two separate things. As we grow older, we lose this fluidity, boundaries between worlds appear and solidify. We adults reduce our inner world to a little secret garden, hidden somewhere in the outside world.
Using our array of images, objects and visions, Old Masters wants to provide children with a play that will be home for their spirit. A refuge, a space for consolidation, a safe space for their personal imagination, their creativity, their ability to reinvent the world we think we know. A scenic universe in which each individual vision can exist and express itself, and where all points of view combine to create an explosive, colorful, wonderful and powerful reality.
Concept, text, chorography and staging : Old Masters
Cast : Marius Schaffter et Sofia Teillet
Light design : Joana Oliveira
Music : Nicholas Stücklin
Stage design and costumes : Jérôme Stünzi et Sarah André
Administration : Laure Chapel – Pâquis production
Touring : Tristan Barani
Co-production : Théâtre Saint-Gervais, Genève et Arsenic – Centre d’art scénique contemporain, Lausanne
Pro Helvetia – Fondation suisse pour la culture, Organe genevois de répartition de la Loterie romande.