Der Teich


Premiere November 6th 2019 at the Théâtre National de Bretagne, Rennes

Performed in German with subtitles


Based on the original story Der Teich (The Pond) by Robert Walser


Concept, direction, scenography Gisèle Vienne

Performed by Kerstin Daley-Baradel and Adèle Haenel

Original music composed by Stephen O’Malley orchestration with Owen Roberts

Lights Patrick Riou


Dramaturgy Dennis Cooper and Gisèle Vienne

Outside view Anja Rottgerkamp


Translation from Swiss German to German Händl Klaus and Raphael Urweider

Translation from German to French for the subtitles Lucie Taïeb


Collaboration to the scenography Maroussia Vaes

Conception of puppets Gisèle Vienne

Creation of puppets Raphaël Rubbens, Dorothéa Vienne-Pollak and Gisèle Vienne in collaboration with Théâtre National de Bretagne

Stage Set Production Nanterre-Amandiers CDN

Set and accessories Gisèle Vienne, Camille Queval and Guillaume Dumont

Costumes Gisèle Vienne, Camille Queval and Pauline Jakobiak

Wig and make-up artist Mélanie Gerbeaux


Technical manager Richard Pierre

Sound engineer Adrien Michel and Mareike Trillhaas

Light manager Arnaud Lavisse

Stage manager Antoine Hordé


Production and distribution Alma Office: Anne-Lise Gobin, Alix Sarrade, Camille Queval & Andrea Kerr

Administration Etienne Hunsinger & Giovanna Rua


Production DACM

Coproductions (in progress) Nanterre-Amandiers CDN // Théâtre National de Bretagne, Direction Arthur Nauzyciel // Le Maillon, Théâtre de Strasbourg – Scène européenne // Transfabrik – Franco-German funds for performing arts // MC2 – Scène nationale de Grenoble // Comédie de Genève // Kaserne Basel // Fidena Festival – Bochum // Le Manège – Scène national de Reims // Centre Culturel André Malraux – Scène nationale de Vandœuvre-lès-Nancy // La Filature – Scène nationale de Mulhouse // Festival d’Automne à Paris // CCN2 – Centre Chorégraphique national de Grenoble // Théâtre Garonne | Scène européenne à Toulouse // Internationales Sommerfestival Kampnagel, Hamburg…

Thanks to Point Ephémère for putting their rehearsal space at our disposal and to Playroom, SMEM, Fribourg for their sound studio.



Original soundtrack


Next performances

  • 06, 07, 08, 09, 13, 14, 15, 16 November 2019
    PREMIERE - Théâtre National de Bretagne - Direction Arthur Nauzyciel, Rennes (FR) in the frame of the Festival TNB
  • 06, 07, 08, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 December 2019
    Nanterre-Amandiers CDN (FR) in the frame of Festival d'Automne à Paris