Theatre & Zuoz Globe
500 years after Gian Travers the Zuoz Globe revives the old theatre culture of Zuoz. The Zuoz Globe is an original stage construction which fits effortlessly into the oldest part of the Lyceum Alpinum. Made from local larch, it is a flexible theatre space which alludes to and freshly interprets Shakespeare’s Globe.
Far more than a school facility, the Zuoz Globe is a magnet for the entire cultural life of the region. This architectural gem is the ideal setting for all kinds of events, conferences, concerts and performances: it has a central stage of 30m2 and seats an audience of 99 on three sides – an open, flexible, inspiring space with state-of-the-art infrastructure, a generously-proportioned foyer with food and beverage service on request. Whatever your creative project, the Zuoz Globe is an adaptable and atmospheric venue for it.
Head of Theatre
Ivo Bärtsch has been appointed as successor to Giovanni Netzer as Head of Theatre at the Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz. Ivo Bärtsch began his training in classical ballet while a student at the Cantonal High School in Chur. After completing his studies at the renowned Hamburg School of Ballet, Ivo Bärtsch was engaged by the Tanztheater Nürnberg, where for many years he was a soloist and then later choreography assistant and rehearsal director. Since 2005 he has been a freelance choreographer, director, performer and workshop leader in Germany, France, Japan and Switzerland. In the Engadine Bärtsch was seen on stage as the Prince of Death in the Origen music and dance production, Der König im Schnee.
Ivo Bärtsch is responsible for the Shakespeare Company and the English Theatre Company, the programme of the Zuoz Globe and the IBDP subject Theatre.
IBDP subject Theatre
The Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz is offering the IBDP group 6 subject Theatre at standard and higher level.
The IBDP theatre course is designed to encourage students to examine theatre in the full diversity of its forms around the world. This may be achieved through a critical study of the theory, history and culture of theatre. It will find expression through workshopping, devised work or scripted performance.
At the core of the Theatre course lies a concern with clarity of understanding, critical thinking, reflective analysis, effective involvement and imaginative synthesis.