© Gregory Batardon
© Gregory Batardon
© Gregory Batardon


The Wide West Show!

  • 60’
  • F Hearing-impaired spectators welcome
  • A Little or no text

Jeu: Johannes Dullin, Ariel Garcia, Gregory Stauffer. Costumes et scénographie: Beth Dillon, Alice Joel. Composition sonore: Ariel Garcia. Création lumières: Joana Oliveira. Dramaturgie: Marius Schaffter. Administration et diffusion: Tutu Production – Pauline Coppée. Production: le cabinet des curiosités. Coproduction: Arsenic – Centre d’art scénique contemporain, Lausanne, ADC, Genève. Résidence: Arsenic – Centre d’art scénique contemporain, Lausanne, ADC, Genève, Campo, Gand, Lo Studio – Performing Arts Centre, Bellinzona.

It is the story of a well-known trio: that of the Clown, his companion the Auguste and their mentor Mr. Loyal (the ringmaster). It is the story of three clownboys in the ruins of their dreams. After the concrete conquest of the great plains of the Wild West, they have coded the digital plains, imagined a liquid world where all thought can move without limits and observe the streams crashing down on the solid continents of their reactionary thoughts. Taking inspiration from the Wild West Shows of Buffalo Bill Cody at the end of the 19th century, the trio embodies the aging figures of three white men off to conquer the world. The Wide West Show! humorously critiques our modern age’s obsession with productivity, efficiency and acceleration, of which the clown here becomes the parodic figure.