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FE STIVITIE S B ER G EN I N T ER N AT I ON AL FEST I VAL 2019 075 Eins Zwei Drei t Norwegian premiere D E N N ATI O NA LE S C E NE STO R E S C E N E DATE / TI M E Tuesday 28– Thursday 30 May at 19:00 D U R ATI ON 1:30 T ICK E T Standard: 290/370/420 Senior: 261/333/378 Under 30: 190 FiB Fordel: 232/296/336 DN Fordel: 246/314/357 ​ tragicomedy about power struggle A and human relations. Three clowns come together in a sterile museum. The white-faced one dominant and educated, the others comical bunglers – one kind-hearted and naive, one cheeky and insens- itive. How do they cope with living together in the strictly controlled environment? In their attempts to find their place in the system, they practically wage war on one another. The piece is about surviving in a small community in the throes of breaking down, and in an acrobatic, tragic and laughable way it is demonstrated how fragile the world actually is. The absurd story is musically underpinned by the fourth person on stage, celebrated jazz pianist Colin Vallon. Eins Zwei Drei is an infernal, fast-moving and visually captivating performance, directed by the Swiss choreographer/scenographer/clown Martin Zimmermann. He takes a closer look at authority, submission and freedom, and the tensions that arise when encountering good taste, order and etiquette. Zimmermann brought Hallo to the Bergen International Festival in 2016. His trademark is to bring circus archetypes into contempo- rary stage art, creating a surrealistic, visually impressive universe. For him the clown figure in modern theatre is always about existence. Eins Zwei Drei explores poetry, power struggle and the complexity and intricacy of interpersonal relationships. 'Zimmermann's genius lies in the interface bet- ween comedy and choreography, acrobatics and intellect.' Martin Zimmermann concept, direction, choreography, costumes Tarek Halaby, Dimitri Jourde, Romeu Runa, Colin Vallon cast Colin Vallon music Sabine Geistlich dramaturgy Martin Zimmermann, Simeon Meier set design Ingo Groher stage development, technical coordination Andy Neresheimer sound design Jérôme Bueche lighting design Eugénie Rebetez artistic collaboration Sarah Büchel assistant director Roger Studer creation stage manager Ingo Groher Ateliers du Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne decor construction Michèle Rebetez-Martin painting Katharina Baldauf, Doris Mazzella costumes Roger Studer stage manager Sarah Büchel lighting direction Franck Bourgoin sound direction Sarah Büchel technical administrator Alain Vuignier production manager Claire Béjanin international producer Sponsored by KPMG – SONNTAGZEITUNG WWW.FI B.N O/EN 075