NO MORE SPACES LEFT FOR FREE EVENT! Tickets still available for upcoming play in English and French: Louis(e).
Explore contemporary culture at an event for English speakers at Théâtre du Grütli to introduce the upcoming contemporary play: Louis(e) – in English and French.
Get a glimpse into the brilliant mind of a famous feminist artist while exploring Geneva’s contemporary art scene during a free cultural event for English speakers at Le Grütli Theatre and Halle Nord (an art venue) on February 6. (Let’s not say again that there are no cultural events in English in Geneva!))
US artist Louise Bourgeois, who lived to 98, is best known for her bronze sculptures of gigantic spiders, which travel around the world from museum to museum. She left 70 years worth of work, an intricate exploration of intimacy and emotions, only receiving recognition for her work at the age of 70.
‘In my world, violence is everywhere. Since people don’t listen to you, you have to be violent.’ Louise Bourgeois.
Louise’s life and legacy will be the focus of a theatrical biography called Louis (e) to be performed at the theatre in February by local US-born actress Rachel Gordy – in English and French.
The play was written especially for le Grütli and expertly directed by Trisha Leys.
Learn more about Louise and about this super trendy independent theatre with a contemporary and feminist angle and which promotes mostly local artists – Geneva’s answer to the Brooklyn and Shoreditch cultural scene.
The event will kick off with a quick, guided visit to the Capsule art exhibition at Halle Nord, which also celebrates Louise’s works. Actress Rachel Gordy will lead the visit and accompany you (a 5 minute walk) to the Grütli – where you’ll be shown around the backstage and settings for the upcoming show by staff.
You’ll also have the chance to visit the amazing costume-making workshop of Madame De (dressmaker Valentine Savary) who is recreating an 18th century dress for a show later this year on the 2nd floor – also in English.
Finally, enjoy a drink (courtesy of the Grütli) – where you’ll have the chance to ask as many questions as you like.
We just LOVE this outreach to English speakers by the Grütli (these events are few and far between, so make the most of it.) We won’t miss it for the world! Looking forward to seeing you there.
The event is FREE, but inscription is required.
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FREE cultural event for English speakers
Thursday, 6th February
From 7pm to 8pm
Meeting point at Halle Nord (Place de l’île 1 1204 Genève) at 7pm
then walking together to:
Le Grütli Theatre
Rue du Général-Dufour 16