©Dorothée Thébert Filliger
©Dorothée Thébert Filliger
©Dorothée Thébert Filliger
©Dorothée Thébert Filliger


La Magnificité


  • 1h15
  • G Hearing loops
  • B Accessible to persons with reduced mobility

Création collective: Tiphanie Bovay-Klameth, François Gremaud, Michèle Gurtner. Son: Samuel Pajand. Scénographie: Victor Roy. Costumes: Anne-Patrick Van Brée. Couture: Karolina Luisoni. Direction technique et lumières: Stéphane Gattoni – Zinzoline. Régie lumière:
Adrien Gardel. Administration, production, diffusion: Noémie Doutreleau, Lucie Goy, Michaël Monney.

Production: 2b company. Coproduction: Arsenic - Centre d’art scénique contemporain, Lausanne, Théâtre Saint-Gervais, Genève. Soutiens: Loterie Romande, Fondation Leenaards, Société Suisse des Auteurs, Fondation suisse des artistes interprètes SIS.
La 2b company est au bénéfice d’une convention de soutien conjoint avec La Ville de Lausanne, le Canton de Vaud et Pro Helvetia, Fondation suisse pour la culture.

« It’s so good when it’s better »
After working on different ephemeral communities – such as choir performers, potters or even thespians – Tiphanie Bovay-Klameth, Michèle Gurtner and François Gremaud are planning to uncover the sublime in people getting together to do things. Together.
This « sublime togetherness » – hidden at the heart of the mundane – we’ll magnificiently call “La Magnificité”.
This is not really about showing what the people do but rather – at the time where we’re all repetitively tempted to give up – that they do do things. Together, as previously stated.
You’ll have caught the hint that the “collective” is once again the main concern of this collective.
“People don’t change” as the saying goes. But people can do, could answer our characters. Together (as you might have guessed). Again. And again. Against all odds: winds, tides and all the turmoil of life’s tribulations.
There will be bursts of life. And maybe even more, if one of the show’s protagonists is to be believed: “Well, we mustn’t let it go to our heads. We’ve got to laugh, because it’s the only thing we’ve got left. if I understand everything correctly. Everything that’s going on, in… in this world, at the moment. So, come on! Not for nothing: here goes my joke!”


Made up of Tiphanie Bovay-Klameth, Michèle Gurtner et François Gremaud, the GREMAUD/GURTNER/BOVAY collective was created in 2009 for their first creation; the performance KKQQ.
Since then, the 3 artists have been developing works in a variety of formats (shows, performances, films, exhibitions, etc.). Year after year adding up to a sensitive repertoire, like a cartography of communities and the subtle and diverse relationships that are woven within them.
The collective has developed and adopted a specific working protocol based on recording, faithfully transcribing and then reproducing their initially improvised work on stage. The writing process of all their creations thus resembles a conscious, thoughtful return to purely intuitive data.
That’s how they created Récital (2011), Présentation (2011), Chorale (in collaboration with Laetitia Dosch, 2013), Western dramedies (in collaboration with Samuel Pajand, 2014), Vernissage (2014), Les Potiers (2015), Le Fonds Ingvar Håkansson (in collaboration with Christian Lutz, 2015), Les Soeurs Paulin (2015) and Pièce (2019) which celebrated their tenth year of collaborating as well as their tenth creation.