Su 17:00
Music Theater/Performance


collectif barbare

All cultures celebrate festivals. Being a host is a valuable asset all over the world. Together with its ensemble of people from different backgrounds, collectif barbare invites the audience to a celebration that brings everyone together at one table and turns the theatre into a place of encounter with the foreign.

The play is performed in the middle of the audience and a multi-layered acoustic and visual journey unfolds. The space is transformed into a company canteen or the lounge of an airship, and suddenly everyone is part of an open-air wedding party in southern Afghanistan.

‘L'Invitation’ is a participatory music theatre and mediation project with young people of different origins, nationalities, genders and sexual orientations.

With a freely selectable donation, you can directly support the production and the collectif barbare and contribute to the creation of further participatory music theatre pieces.
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Astride Schlaefli (concept/direction/sound/video), Armelle Scholl (composition/music), David Merz (electronics/music), Christian Kuntner (project management/sound design/sound engineering), Stephan Schwendimann (stage), Florence Schlumberger (administration), Michael Eigenmann (lighting/technical direction), Vera Silberring (movement), Natania Prezant (dramaturgy), a.o.


Music by Armelle Scholl and Astride Schlaefli: various untitled pieces
Vladimir Cosma (*1949): «la vie en rose» (1983) / «la Paloma» (1983)
Mahsa Vahdat (*1973): «farewell» (2020)
Himzo Polovina (1927-1986): «Emina» (1970)
Lili Boniche (1922-2008): «Alger, Alger» (1996)
Wjatscheslaw Meschtscherin (1923-1995): «Siberian Melody» (2002)


75 minutes, no break


CHF 35.-/25.-/15.- (free choice at the box office or in advance)
Free admission applies to persons with residence permit N, F or S. / CHF 5.- students of the Hochschule für Musik FHNW and the Musicology Seminar of the University of Basel / CHF 10.- members Colourkey and children under 12 years.

The season ticket is not valid on this evening.



New Pricing Policy

With the start of the season 22/23, a new pricing policy will apply at Gare du Nord.
Guests can now choose their own admission price between three different price levels.
CHF 35.- / 25.- / 15.-


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Persons with a residence permit N, F or S.

Students of the Academy of Music FHNW and of the Seminar of Music of the University Basle will still enjoy an entry fee of CHF 5.-.
Colourkey holders and children under 12 years will pay CHF 10.-

Season tickets

Prices freely selectable CHF 350.- / 250.- / 150.-
The season tickets include almost all events of the season 22/23.

Benefits of a season ticket: You can collect your ticket at the evening door and do not need a reservation. The seats for holders of season tickets will be blocked up to 15 minutes prior to showtime.

Season tickets are available for purchase at the door or can be ordered via →E-Mail

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