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Rigolo Swiss Nouveau Cirque
- Tour dates:
04/4 - 13 St Gallen CH Grabenhalle 04/28 + 29 Winterthur CH Casino Theater 05/21 Mels CH Altes Kino 06/9 -12 Bern Köniz CH Kulturhof
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30.11.2021 new start at year-end
SOSPIRI is back on tour in Switzerland in spring 2022! The dance theatre RIGOLO has just published the new dates ... please have look at Rigolo website
The cold season has begun; time to turn inwards, time to reflect. 2021 was and is a challenging year for all of us. In the spring we felt the cultural sector being completely paralysed by Corona. Then in the summer there was a slow awakening in the cultural sector. Full of verve and confidence, we set up our Palais in Zurich. We were allowed to show 14 performances before the mega storm brought our tent tour to an abrupt end.
After the rain, the sun shone, we got ourselves together again and were able to celebrate wonderful performances with you in Wetzikon and Herisau.
This year has taught us to practice humility. It shows us clearly that we are only a small part of something big and that an end is always a new start. Life is an ongoing cycle and we are part of it. A wonderful force drives us forward, gives us energy for constant creation. A new dance piece is in the making. More shall not be revealed yet.
Thus we also dare to look into the future. Thanks to great audience success, the stage play SOSPIRI may go on tour again next year! Hello Steckborn, Rapperswil, St. Gallen, Winterthur, Mels and Bern here we come! We are really looking forward to it.
Haven't you seen SOSPIRI yet? Then it's time to take the opportunity! Come and immerse yourself in our Rigolo world for one evening!
Have you seen SOSPIRI yet? If you liked it, treat yourself to the sigh again, or recommend the play to others! Do you have a great-aunt in Bern or a godchild in Winterthur? Maybe SOSPIRI is a suitable Christmas present for them? Advance booking for the performances in St. Gallen and Rapperswil has already started. Tickets are now available.
13.7.2021 Rigolo Palais - destroyed by storm - show cancelled
Last night the Rigolo Weidenpalais was destroyed by the storm. Mädir Eugster has brought the Palais back from its slumber for the dance theater Sospiri and made it a welcoming place despite the pandemic. Now every helping hand is needed - to clean up. Then Rigolo will think about rebuilding. The current guest performance of SOSPIRI - planned until 25.7. - must be canceled.
finally on tour again: Zürich, June 24 - July 25
Sospiri - the sigh - are 13 scenes danced, played, artistically performed, depicted with a white feather and 13 palm leaf rips. The play tells episodes from life. Three young women are looking for their place in the world - for their destiny. They walk through experiences from childishly playful to threateningly powerful. They show how balance can be found everywhere and how close to other lightness and heaviness can be. In the 13th and last act finally the feather and the palm leaf ribs are sued to set up a giant mobile - the Sanddorn Balance.
The object traditionally occupies an important place in Rigolo productions. These objects are always self-developed originals that are never only presented as objects, but are cleverly integrated into the dramaturgy in cooperation with the actresses. The result is an exciting object theater. Also important is the playing area, which reminds of a desert dune with several hundred kilos of sand.
The sand play area is also reminiscent of the first performances of the Sanddorn Balance, over 20 years ago in the Mongolian desert in knee-deep sand, created and presented by Mädir Eugster Rigolo. In Sospiri it is now his daughter Marula Eugster Rigolo, who is not only on stage as an actress, but also as the choreographer the artistic director of the project.
As a living experiment, RIGOLO's productions aim for a wholeness of dance, artistry, visual art and music in sophisticated equipment. Mädir Eugster and Lena Roth found Rigolo in 1978. The choreography Sanddorn Balance (1999) is shown all over the world, in 2014 the full-length production WINGS was created, which heralded the change of generations. With Sospiri, Mädir Eugster is more than just a consultant in the background ... What Rigolo conjures up on stage - magic, artistry, dance and performance in one - amazes every audience.