Flipper

"She swam into my arms, looked me straight in the eyes, took one last breath...and she could not take another one. Then it was over, I let her body sink to the bottom of the pool." Rick O'Barry

Thus Rick O'Barry tells the story of Kathy's suicide, the female dolphin, star of the series Flipper. Credible testimony or guilt? The piece FLIPPER attempts to understand how the dolphin could have committed such an act.

To unravel the threads of this intrigue, Kathy and her trainer are accompanied by a moderator who presents a reading of their story. Through a reconstruction of key episodes in Kathy's life, the audience becomes the witness of a fictitious investigation and the unacknowledged ambitions of its characters.

Flipper was awarded "Piece of the season 2017/18" by Die Voyeure Bern

Staging and choreography: Marion Zurbach
Performance and choreography: Johnny Lloyd, Peter Cripps Clark
Acting: Eve-Marie Savelli
Artistic Assistant: Vittorio Bertolli
Video: Matteo Taramelli
Sound: Henrry Bonnet
Costumes : Myriam Casanova
Lights: Jonas Bühler
Stage manager: Olivier Famin
Graphics: Valentina Brković
Management: Martina Langmann
Diffusion: Florence Francisco & Gabrielle Baille, Les productions de la Seine
Co-production: Dampfzentrale Bern

Premiere: 14 December 2017 (Dampzentrale Bern)
Duration: 60′
Spoken language: English – Spanish and German subtitles available

With the support of SWISSLOS Kultur Kanton Bern, Kultur Stadt Bern, Pro Helvetia, Migros Aare Kulturprozent, Stanley Thomas Johnson Stiftung, Burgergemeinde Bern, SIS Foundation

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