Prix d’encouragement de l’Etat du Valais (Suiza)


Indispensable in our modern world, plastic encircles us. It is so omnipresent that we do not even perceive it. This invasion is not free of consequences for our planet. Lifeless and hardly degradable, plastic has significantly changed the morphology of our ecosystems. It is everywhere, it contaminates and it will probably remain as a geographical mark, like a characteristic fossil of the Anthropocene.

In different measures, we are all responsible. We are actively involved in the ‘plastification’ of the world. We are children of the plastic age. But is it still possible to go back? Are humans provoking the ‘sixth extinction’? Could we survive in a completely polymerised world?

‘The performance tells the story of two women, locked up inside a world of plastic. Victims of the irreversible damage caused by an overconsumption society, they face insurmountable problems that compel them to make tragic decisions. Plastic creates a womb that transforms space into bodies, forcing them to confront indignation, disgust and anger. This decay condemns them to destruction, as a chaos before the birth of a new age’.


  • Artistic direction: Vanessa Pahud, Tania SimiliSarah Simili and David Glassey
  • Performers: Vanessa Pahud and Tania Simili
  • Administration and production direction: Sarah Simili
  • Artistic collaboration: Stefan Hort and Roman Müller
  • Choreography coach: Fabio Nicolini and Roberto Olivan
  • Musical composition: Sarah Simili
  • Costume design: Patty Eggerickx
  • Lighting design: Philippe Deutsch
  • Photography and video: La Lune Urbaine Productions
  • Co-production: Théâtre Les Halles (Sierre, Switzerland), FLIC Scuola di Circo (Turin, Italy) and La Coupole (Combs-la-VIlle, France)
  • With the support of: Office for Culture in l’Etat du Valais (Switzerland), Office for Culture in Ville de Sierre (Switzerland), Loterie Romande, Fondation Engelberts pour les arts et la culture (Switzerland) and Fondation Ernst Göhner (Switzerland)



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