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Show · Vevey, Suisse

A tribute to the vignerons-tâcherons savoir-faire

Only once in ageneration, The Winegrowers’ Festival dazzled several hundreds of thousands spectators in Vevey, Switzerland in the canton of Vaud. Organized by the Winegrowers’ brotherhood, it’s the crowning of “Vignerons-tâcherons” in front of thousands of spectators gathered in arena specially designed for the occasion to pay them tribute.

Unique ceremony in the world, real festival of the memory and the identity, since 2016 it is a part of the intangible UNESCO’s natural heritage. This is the twelfth edition, 222 years after the first edition in 1797. 


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· Choreography synchronization

· Show control on site


Production: La confrérie des vignerons

Artistic direction & stage direction: Daniele Finzi Pasca, Julie Hamelin Finzi

Stage & arena designer: Hugo Gargiulo

Costume designer: Giovanna Buzzi

Musical creation & composition: Maria Bonzanigo, Valentin Villard, Jérôme Berney

Co-authors ofthe poems: Blaise Hofmann, Stéphane Blok

Lighting co-designers: Alexis Bowles, Daniele Finzi Pasca

Choreography: Bryn Walters

Video designer: Roberto Vitalini

Design: Holymage

Technical provider: Alabama

TV Production: Julian Nicole-Kay

Broadcast: RTS

© Rights reserved to the Winegrowers’ Brotherhood of Vevey

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The Winegrower's Festival in figures :

· Principal scene of 4 000 m2
· Arena of 17 000 m2
· 4 raised scenes 
· 4 large screens 
· LED floor of 800 m2
· 20 000 spectators per performance
· 20 performance diurnal and nocturnal
· 5 500 volunteer extras
· 850 choristers
· 2h30 of pure show
· 500 000 bottles of wine

It is immensely colorful, touching and even quirky, like a Cirque du Soleil performance with feel-good Disneyesque moments, surrealist touches that would not be out of place in a Fellini movie, and even echoes of Monty Python (an army of soldiers « wear » the toy horses they ride on). »
23.07.2019 - Forbes

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