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The Speed of Light

Marco Canale (AR)

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duration : approx. 165’

open air itinerant show in the Val d'Anniviers / Valais
transportation by bus from Nyon, Lausanne and Sierre > more info
please bring suitable shoes and clothes
(warm clothes for the early evening in the mountains)

The Speed of Light is a project by Argentine director Marco Canale, created in collaboration with the inhabitants of the Sierre and Val d’Anniviers region. The artist carried out several long-term residencies in order to discover the particularities of this region and to spend time with participants from different generations. Together they talked about their origins and local traditions, their ties to the land and to animals, their memories and their daily lives. Based on these encounters, Canale wrote a story halfway between documentary and fiction, whose characters are played by the participants. Against the backdrop of the impressive landscapes of the Val d’Anniviers, The Speed of Light evokes the living conditions of past and contemporary realities, while opening up reflection on the possible futures of the region.

Le Valais, territoire sacré et théâtre de récits intimes
24 heures, 2 août 2021
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conception, writing and direction: Marco Canale / with: Brigitte Antille-Revey, Isabelle Clivaz-Savioz, Anne-Brigitte Genoud, Isabelle Genoud, Alexine Guinchard, Tristan Kaufmann, Vijay Kumar, Laurence Kummer, Gérard Revey, Noé Savioz, Morgane Solioz, Régis Theytaz, Anne Guillermin et l’ensemble de Cor des Alpes «Lè Toba d’Anivyè», Gabrielle Terrettaz et les chorales d’Anniviers (to be distributed) / set design: Mariana Tirantte / choreography: Josefina Gorostiza / musical composition (bandoneon): Pampa Roldán / musical direction: Juan A. Bayá Casal / graphic design: Paola Rodriguez / project manager: Carine Antonio / production: Marco Canale, far° Nyon / co-production: SMArt – Sustainable Mountain Art / support: Fondation pour le développement durable des régions de montagne, Canton du Valais– Service de la culture, Fondation Château Mercier, Direction du développement et de la coopération, Ville de Nyon, Région de Nyon, État de Vaud, Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council / in the frame of COINCIDENCIA – Swiss & South American Cultural Exchanges, Commune d’Anniviers, Anniviers Tourisme SA / thanks to: Janine Barmaz, Sonia Martin and Stéphane Tissières des Compagnons de la Navizence, Nicole Solioz, Sarah Huber, Pauline Pannatier, the inhabitants of the commune of Anniviers, and all those who joined the project during its creation