Stefan Kaegi is a Swiss-German documentary theater director and producer, who in 2000 cofounded the acclaimed Rimini Protokoll group with Helgard Haug and Daniel Wetzel. He has collaborated on various projects with the Argentine writer and theater director Lola Arias, including Ciudades paralelas, a ‘mobile festival’ based on urban interventions. His approach to theater is anything but traditional: his work is known for representing reality in unconventional places, such as the street, buses or public buildings, similar to performance pieces and creating complex theater experiences. In 2011, he won the Silver Lion at the Venice Biennale.
Dominic Huber is a director and set designer who works at places not normally aimed at a single audience but rather so that large groups of individuals can witness a specific theatrical experience. His work intends to create a sense of heightened reality, increasing how the senses are appealed to through the artistic manipulation of spaces and situations. Since 2008, he has been a regular collaborator of Stefan Kaegi and Lola Arias and has developed multiple multimedia theatrical installations with Rimini Protokoll.
A creative centre for French-speaking theatre in the heart of Romandy, the Vidy-Lausanne Theatre reaps the benefits of the favourable position of the Vaud capital, located at the crossroads of Europe and establishing itself as a venue that is open to the world, where Latin and Germanic theatre and artistic cultures in particular enter into dialogue. Vidy-Lausanne Theatre is open to all and dedicated to contemporary creation, defining itself as a site of encounters between today’s art and the widest possible audience. Its programme has been under the helm of Vincent Baudriller since September 2013 and associates strong artistic loyalties with renowned international artists and a revival in interest for the youngest generations of artists, thus making Vidy a reference institution as well as a forward-thinking place of discovery.