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A boundary busting musical theatre of the Collectif Barbare in cooperation with the Künstlerhaus Boswil, the project UMA (unaccompanied underage asylum seekers) of the network Asyl Aargau and the theatre Tuchlaube Aarau.

with: Irina Ungureanu

Ezatullah Ahmadi, Saeer Alhosni, Asya Aryuntunyan, Monika Aryuntunyan, Hossain Ayubi, Jael Jessica Bättig, Wahid Allah Barzikai, Tine Beutel, Linne Finazzi, Samuel Frei, Esak Gurja, Lou Hägi, Arslan Ibrahimi, Saphira Luana Leandro Jorge, Eva Keller, Ahsan Ali Khan, David Mitrović, Kirsten Moons, Esmatullah Muhammadi, Eqbal Nabizada, Claudio Näf, Hossein Nazari, Arielle Rüfenacht, Florence Schlumberger, Mohibullah Stankzai, Noah Suter, Zoë Suter, Tesfalem Tewelde, Inès Tomanek, Josief Tsegay, Sophie Wernli, Nando Wyser, Nives Wyser, Abdilahi Yusuf


After "Jakob von Gunten" and "L'Histoire du Soldat", the Collectif Barbare takes you on a 'winter journey'. The first and only time the unheated Alte Reithalle Aarau is staged in winter.

"A stranger I arrived; a stranger I depart", sings the first-person narrator at the beginning of the "Winterreise", the famous cycle of Romantic poems by Wilhelm Müller, which Franz Schubert set to music in the autumn of 1827, one year before his death. A stranger, a seeker, sets out into the freezing, snowy winter night after parting from his beloved with no goal or hope in the world. The wanderer embarks on a journey accompanied by darkness and melancholy, alone with his dreams and longings. Schubert's composition conveys the existential experience of the human condition, love, pain and alienation. He unfolds the inner states of the lost and injured narrator, ranging from exuberant joy to deep despair and lends his inner glaciation a moving musical expression.

In this production of the Collectif Barbare, the figure of the lonely wanderer becomes an allegory of today's loss of belonging and direction. The audience literally embarks on a voyage into winter. Wrapped in woollen blankets, they journey from station to station and experience how young performers from all over the world bring Schubert's songs to life - a fragile, sensual and poetic play with the clinking cold.