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El Viaje


travelling in situ recreation
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Duration 1h45 (including return by bus to Cour des Marchandises)
In French, translated text available in English

With headphones


The show includes a walk of approximately 45 minutes.
Bring comfortable shoes and clothing suited to the weather. No toilets on the route.

Accessible aux personnes à mobilité réduite English speaker friendly 

El Viaje or The Journey “in the language of the conquistadores” is an invitation to set off on a voyage of discovery to a neighbouring “island”. Playing on the polysemy of the word and the echoes it finds in everyone, COLECTIVO UTÓPICO opens up a dialogue on exoticism (as an idea that is first and foremost geographical, with drastic consequences for populations and territories: between colonial expansion, migratory and tourist flows, crises of otherness and new urbanities). Along the way, the relationship between the length of the journey and the duration of the stay at the destination is reversed, urging us to shift our gaze away from the everyday and to refocus on the present moment, i.e. that of the journey. It is a proposal that sets in motion a gentle and moving process of decolonisation, creating an ephemeral community united by a shared sensory experience.


design COLECTIVO UTÓPICORita Aquino, Paula Baró, Igor Cardellini, Felipe de Assis, Tomas Gonzalez, Marina Quesada, Davide-Christelle Sanvee artistic collaboration and performance Davide-Christelle Sanvee texts Igor Cardellini, Tomas Gonzalez and Davide-Christelle Sanvee assistant director Ludmilla Reuse administration Sarah Gumy image Émile Barret

a cooperation between Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council, FIAC-Festival Internacional Artes Cenicas, Salvador de Bahía, 7oito Produções, Brazil, Plataforma LODO, Argentina and K7 Productions with the support of Goethe Institut Bahia, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Centro Cultural 25 de Mayo, Club Cultural Matienzo, Iberescena, Proteatro, Prodanza, EOFA-Embassy of Foreign Artists, LIFT, London, Swiss Selection Edinburgh – Helvetia, Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne, Fondation Jan Michalski, Fondation Leenaards recreation in situ far° Nyon acknowledgements Aérodrome de la Côte – Prangins