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 commission European artists to create 7 pieces for meadows and forests and compose an entire day of performing land-art for the audience. Shared Landscapes will be created in Switzerland, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain with local teams.

A cross-disciplinary research program combining invitations to scientists and peer-learning sessions between theatre practitioners accompany the project.

What if theatres brought people together outside of cities?

What if art did not imitate “nature” but allow us to experience it?

What could be the theatre's ephemeral answer to the LandArt of visual arts?


Shared Landscapes -
in Berlin

August 19th + 20th
August 26th + 27th
September 2nd + 3rd

September 9th + 10th

Past events

Panel “Shared Landscapes: How Do We Share the World?”

with Eva von Redecker, Andreas Weber, Olaf Sanders,
Werner Friedrichs

August 28th

Shared Landscapes -
in Avignon

July 8th - 16th (off 10th + 14th)

Lecture and talk with Frédérique Ait Touati

July 10th

Shared Landscapes -
in Lausanne

Every sunday from
May 14th - June 18th

Lecture performance
and talk “Cartographies paysagères”

Amaranta Fontcuberta and Leila Chakroun

May 31st