(c) Mathilde Schockaert
La Vieille Souche
  • Samuel Rhyner
  • Outdoor/location
  • Age: +12 jaar
  • Capacity: 300

About the performance

In a dystopian far-future, meet Trebor (a tree in a pot) and Robert (an acrodancer). Intertwined, leaning on one another, these two last-standing entities exist in sync, supporting each other throughout the half-hour acrobatic dialogue that is La Vieille Souche.

Minimalistic, absurd, optimistic, auditory and highly physical, the piece places Robert and Trebor on an equal footing. Following the connecting embrace between the two characters, the audience will go through the collective experience of planting Trebor at or around the performance site.

La Vieille Souche is an ode dedicated to life, in all its absurdity, and to the walnut tree at the edge of the garden of my childhood home; a tree who carried my first “ca- banes”, the early sorrows of my heart, and who still wears – proudly – the scars of the swing’s ropes.

Contact Samuel Rhyner
+31 (0)6 27 16 55 96

Artist: Samuel Rhyner
Musical advice: Pierrick Bacher
Dramaturgial advice: Franka Tremblay
Scenography building: Martin Baarda
Choreographical advice: Piet van Dycke
Photography: Will Blenkin




Miramiro (Gent, BE), Circuswerkplaats Dommelhof (Neerpelt, BE), UP – Circus & Performing Arts (Brussels, BE), Les Payenkes Utopistes (CH), Panama pictures (’s Hertogenbosch, NL), Etincelles de Culture (Valais, CH), Cirklabo (Leuven, BE), deRUIMTE

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