Shared Landscapes

What if performing arts provided a counterpoint to the privatisation of landscapes, a new common, a collective experience of nature based on time and attention?

Performing arts institutions with common ecological and social concerns – Bunker and Mladi Levi Festival (Slovenia), Culturgest (Portugal), Festival d’Avignon (France), Tangente St. Pölten – Festival für Gegenwartskultur (Austria), Temporada Alta (Spain), Zona K and Piccolo Teatro di Milano Teatro d’Europa (Italy), Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne (Switzerland) and the artistic collective Rimini Protokoll (Germany) – gather to experiment and reflect on performing land-art, to de-urbanise and decentralise their institutions and practices, to widen the audience, to stimulate resilient art works and formats, and to open new paths for international cooperation.

Curators Stefan Kaegi and Caroline Barneaud conceive an artistic project in which institutions, artists, scientists, audiences, inhabitants are collectively invited to approach a landscape, the green zones around cities: Shared Landscapes.

They commissionned European artists to create 7 pieces for meadows and forests and compose an entire day of performing land-art for the audience. Shared Landscapes are being created with local teams in Switzerland, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Portugal, Spain – and Slovenia, where the Shared Landscapes will be presented from 22nd to 25th August during the MLADI LEVI Festival 2024.


Slovene premiere: August 22nd avgust 2024, Koseški boršt, Ljubljana – Mladi levi Festival

Upcoming performances:

  • TANGENTE ST. PÖLTEN, May 2024, Tangente St. Pölten, Austria
  • ZONA K & PICCOLO TEATRO DI MILANO TEATRO D’EUROPA, June 8th – 16th 2024, Milan, Italy
  • CULTURGEST, June 29th – July 14th 2024, Lisbon, Portugal
  • MLADI LEVI, August 22nd – 25th 2024, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • TEMPORADA ALTA, October 2024, Girona, Spain

Past performances:

  • BERLINER FESTSPIELE, August 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th, and September 2nd, 3rd, 9th 10th 2023, Berlin, Germany
  • FESTIVAL D’AVIGNON, July 8th – 16th (off 19th + 14th) 2023, Avignon, France
  • THEÂTRE VIDY-LAUSANNE, Every sunday from May 14th – June 18th 2023, Lausanne, Switzerland



Concept and curation: Caroline Barneaud, Stefan Kaegi (Rimini Protokoll)

With pieces by:
Chiara Bersani and Marco D’Agostin (Italy),
El Conde de Torrefiel (Spain),
Sofia Dias and Vítor Roriz (Portugal),
Begüm Erciyas and Daniel Kötter (Turkey, Belgium, Germany),
Stefan Kaegi (Germany, Switzerland),
Ari Benjamin Meyers (Germany),
Émilie Rousset (France)

All the pieces are translated, adapted and restaged with local teams, with local musicians, actors and

  • Production and coordination: Isabelle Campiche, Aline Fuchs (Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne)
    With the support of the production, technique, communication and administration teams of Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne
  • Coordination of Performing Landscape: Chloé Ferro, Monica Ferrari, Lara Fischer (Rimini
  • Artistic assistants: Giulia Rumasuglia, Magali Tosato
  • Stage manager: Guillaume Zemor
  • Polyvalent technician: Xavier De Marcellis
  • Video technicians: Nicolas Gerlier, Victor Hunziker,
  • Sound technicians, Janyves le Coïc, Charlotte Constant, Marc Pieussergues
  • Props: Matthieu Dorsaz
  • Costumes: Machteld Vis
  • Communication: Pierre-Paul Bianchi
  • Scientific coordination: Darious Ghavami
  • Production: Rimini Apparat (Germany), Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne (Switzerland)
  • Coproduction: Performing landscape, european consortium : Bunker and Mladi Levi Festival Slovenia), Culturgest (Portugal), Festival d’Avignon (France), Tangente St. Pölten – Festival für
    Gegenwartskultur (Austria), Temporada Alta (Spain), Zona K and Piccolo Teatro di Milano Teatro d’Europa (Italy), Berliner Festspiele (Germany)

    Co-funded by: Europan Union: Creative Europe programme – Culture

With the support of INVR Berlin for the virtual reality headsets.

The concept creation was funded by the Federal Agency for Civic Education, Germany.