That was Shared Landscapes!

Slowing down and reflecting in an artistic way.
"Sinnenfrohes Theater"
Die Presse

The production "Shared Landscapes. Seven plays between forest and meadow" took place as part of Tangente St. Pölten. While the opening event on May 3 was still a little rainy, the seven productions attracted more and more culture fans and hiking enthusiasts to the surroundings of St. Pölten in perfect weather.  

"Shared Landscapes" is a European project that premiered at the Chalet-à-Gobet of the Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne and was subsequently shown at the Avignon Festival, in Berlin, Milan, Slovenia, Spain, Austria and Portugal.

Ten international artists are responsible for the pieces, which make use of very different strategies.  
Under the guidance of director Stefan Kaegi, you sit down on the forest floor and listen to the dialog of a child, a forester, a psychoanalyst and a singer. Your gaze wanders over trees or into the sky. The Portuguese duo Sofia Dias and Vítor Roriz have developed a somewhat different audio tour: Visitors are equipped with headphones and divided into two groups. In a kind of pas de deux, they are led through the forest, form circles, decorate each other with leaves and become hunters - or prey.

Chiara Bersani and Marco D'Agostin from Italy invite you to a picnic, which will also address political and social issues.
Local performer and wheelchair basketball player Yakut Dogan invites you to tea and cookies under the trees.A place that is not accessible to everyone, as you learn. Choreographer and dancer Begüm Erciyas and video artist Daniel Kötter, on the other hand, let the audience fly over the landscape with the help of virtual reality goggles. Afterwards, the audience learns that the drones that filmed these images also play a role in political conflicts.

And the sound sculptures that Berlin-based American artist Ari Benjamin Meyers feeds into nature using a record player merge with the sounds present there, with birdsong, the rustling of leaves and the gentle buzzing of insects.The music from the forest comes here - and at other locations in the forest - from the Ensemble Studio Dan.


French director Émilie Rousset features experts from the fields of agroecology and behavioral biology, while local farmer Ilse drives up in a tractor and talks about working with animals and nature - and how this is changing.
Local performers, the actress Anna Rot and the choreographic artist Antoine Effroy, are also involved here.And finally, the Spanish collective El Conde de Torrefiel lets nature have its say; the texts on a screen make its suffering clear and encourage us to think about our relationship with the environment.

"Shared Landscapes" is part of the "Performing Landscape" project, a collaboration between cultural institutions, artists and scientists who are developing a reflection on the concepts of art, landscape and territory.They draw a visible and invisible map of the places they visit and make common spaces visible through the prism of art and science.

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Eine außergewöhnliche Performance-Erfahrung"
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  • Shared Landscapes 12.05.24 © eSeLat_RobertPuteanu
  • Shared Landscapes 12.05.24 © eSeLat_RobertPuteanu
  • Shared Landscapes 12.05.24 © eSeLat_RobertPuteanu
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Co-production as part of the European project consortium "Performing Landscape": Bunker/Mladi Levi Festival, Culturgest, Festival d'Avignon, Temporada Alta, Zona K/Piccolo, Teatro di Milano, Teatro d'Europa, Tangente St. Pölten - Festival für Gegenwartskultur. In co-production with Berliner Festspiele. Concept supported by the Federal Agency for Civic Education (DE); In partnership with INVR.SPACE GmbH for the virtual reality headsets VR Cinema Solution.

Funded by the European Union. However, the views and opinions expressed are solely those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor the EACEA can be held responsible.