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SHOWROOM

Rébecca Balestra, Igor Cardellini
Tomas Gonzalez (CH)

creation
august
2019

duration : approx. 75'

SHOWROOM is a performance about useless things, our endangered world, individuals destined for oblivion and the compartmentalisation of social relations. In a white box, actress Rébecca Balestra in turn embodies a presenter and a hostess at a trade fair, the promotional voice of a regional supermarket, and a postman – all characters who make up the bedrock of our consumerist society and who are gradually being replaced by robots. These human lives have become residues of productivity, nowadays relegated to the periphery and oblivion. SHOWROOM is a museum-like performance, the artefact of an endangered world, a living archive, an area of remembrance for those who already are, and those who are about to become obsolete.

conception: Rébecca Balestra, Igor Cardellini, Tomas Gonzalez / with: Rébecca Balestra / sset design: Yves Besson / aide construction scénographie : Laura Gaillard / stage backdrop: Elise Durand / light: Edouard Hügli / wigs: Katrine Zingg / stage management: Sheila Balestra / production: K7 Productions / coproduction: far° Nyon / administration : Désirée Domig / soutien: Loterie Romande / thanks: Adina Secrétan, Viviane Pavillon, Celine Nidegger, Bastien Semenzato, Emilio Gonzalez, Lanfranco Cardellini, Pascale Balestra, Janine Ragazzi, Chloé Cohen, Margot Le Coultre, Michel Sauser, Arsenic, Sévelin36, Théâtre de Vidy, Théâtre de Carouge, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Théâtre des Osses, Musée romain de Lausanne-Vidy, Musée d'art et d'histoire de Genève, Le Musée, SSA, Manufacture-HEARTS, Archives de la ville de Nyon, Artmonia Coiffure, Seydoux Mousse, ainsi que l'équipe du far° et les commerçants de la ville de Nyon