August 23 – 27, 2022
Noorderzon, Groningen, the Netherlands

Set within the décor of a local shopping centre, a guided tour to the mirage of endless growth and infinite abundance, with a special eye for the role that architecture has played in us all ‘buying in’.
Lewenborg like you have never seen it before. A bank, offices, shopping malls. What do all these mostly less attractive sites tell us about the world we live in and its ideals?

With the architecture of these strongholds of capitalism, wage labour and consumption as a starting point, young theatre makers Igor Cardellini and Tomas Gonzales invite you to join them in exploring these questions. This theatrical guided tour will take you together with a tiny group of other people along well-known sites in Lewenborg which ordinarily seem to escape our attention. Meanwhile, Cardellini and Gonzalesare will be simultaneously conducting a different study of their own: how do people react when visiting such sites as a group?

Tomas Gonzalez has been teaching at the University of Performing Arts La Manufacture in Lausanne since 2017. Hisresearchfocuses on the processes of copy, imitation and reactivation. He collaborateswith Jérôme Bel, Milo Rau, Yan Duyvendak, Stefan Kaegi, Mohammad Al Attar, Sara Leghissa.

Igor Cardellini studied Anthropology, Sociology and Political science. He considerspower relationships in intersectionaldimension and how they can bereactivated or put at play in the context of performances. He collaborateswith the choreographers Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Jérôme Bel as well as with Émilie Chariot. Concept, texts: Igor Cardellini, Tomas Gonzalez

Assistant: Pierre-Angelo Zavaglia
Dramaturgical collab: Adina Secrétan
Tech supervision: Sonya Trolliet
Production & touring: Sarah GumyA production: K7 ProductionsVidy-Lausanne
Production support: KunstencentrumVooruit, Ghent, KANAL-Centre Pompidou, Brussels
And: 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

photo: Michiel de Vijver

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