During his different stays in Sierre and Val d’Anniviers, Argentinean theater director Marco Canale is developping a participative theater project called « The Speed of Light », in the continuity of Argentina, Germany and Japan’s projects. The actors are the inhabitants of the Anniviers region, in particular old people, who do not necessarily have experience of the stage. The project seeks to understand the past and present of the region, as well as to imagine its future.
The people have been invited to take part in a collective play, during which they question their origins, learn to act, sing, write and dance. Together, they create a play connected to their memories, their life story and their vision. The relationship to animals, mountains, patois, society and the transhumance are the values they wish to pass on for the future, perpetuating in this way the knowledge and traditions of the Valais.