Swiss Theatre Awards 2017
The Swiss Federal Office of Culture has presented this year’s Theatre Awards: The Swiss Grand Prix Theater/Hans-Reinhart-Ring 2017 has gone to the actress Ursina Lardi from Grisons. Federal Councilor Alain Berset gave her Switzerland’s highest theater prize on 24th May at the LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura centre. Further Theatre Awards were presented to Margrit Gysin, Marielle Pinsard, Valérie Poirier, Dominik Flaschka & Roman Riklin, Trickster-p and schön&gut.
Swiss Theatre get-together in Ticino
After its editions in Winterthur and Geneva, the fourth Swiss Theatre Encounter will take place in Italian-speaking Switzerland from 24 to 28 May 2017 – in Lugano, Chiasso and Bellinzona. As a prelude to the Swiss Theatre Encounter, the Swiss Federal Office of Culture will present the Swiss Theatre Awards 2017 at the LAC on May 24th.
Memories of Growing up in South Africa
When did you turn 21? What happened in that year? And how did you become an adult? Swiss artist Mats Staub discussed these questions with a large group of people of all ages in South Africa and created the video installation «21 – Memories of Growing Up». It will be shown in Cape Town and Johannesburg between May and August 2017.
Switzerland is very prominently represented in this year’s Berlin Theatertreffen, with three outstanding productions out of the ten which the jury selected from 377 shows. «Drei Schwestern» by Theater Basel has the honour of opening the festival on 6 May. In the following two weeks of the festival, «Die Vernichtung» by Konzert Theater Bern and «Five Easy Pieces» by IIPM / Milo Rau and Campo Gent will be shown.