30/31 AUGUST - 20.30H

1 SEPTEMBER - 20.30H 




ROBIN FHunyue Gao    

annalena Fröhlich

Sonder is supported by the artistic research and production plattform arp:



SONDER invites the audience to immerse into an associative and slowed down world, and gives a chance to succumb to a fascination for disasters.

SONDER is situated in a non-place, somewhere close to a aerodrome. It is unclear when everything will implode, if it is even going to happen, or if the catastrophe already occurred. In this suspended state of collapse, the two protagonists are looking for safety and happiness within self made and fragile refuges. Surrounded by a disturbing environment, these shelters seem to be islands of supposed blessedness. They create fleeting images and sceneries, plunging themselves into a space of echoes and illusions.

SONDER is alarming, instinctive, futuristic and poetic. 

«Deers in the grass at night. In the room a lasting rain. She sits at the table, while the universe blooms through the wall. It's An emergency in slow motion. The void called one night.»

«What do you remember?»

«A room. There is a room and I sit there alone, always alone.»

«Do you know the room?»

«No, it's in shadow.»

«What else?»


Cast & Credits

Artistic direction, music, performance, scenography - Annalena Fröhlich und Fhunyue Gao
costumes and scenography - Romy Springsguth
Light design and Technical director - Mirjam Berger
Coproduction with the Dampfzentrale Bern


Thanks to:  

Zimoun, Tatraum, Hannes Zweifel, Konzert Theater Bern, Pius Bacher, Yannick Mosimann, Matthieu Heiniger, deRothfils, Waldhof Hans Vögeli, Everything is just fine, Julia Reist, Katrien Reist, Decoratelier, QO2 Ludo Engels, Moritz Alfons, Giulin Stäubli, Tonio Finkam, House of Henri Wafelaerts, Jean-Bruno Pambeau Sprint Service sprl

SONDER received the support for a further research from the canton of berne.

Thank you!

  Past shows:  RHIZOM Festival, Rote Fabrik Zürich 

Espace Libre, Biel / Bienne  

Royal Baden

 Premiere 23. März 2018 Dampfzentrale Bern

22./24. März 2018  Dampfzentrale Bern



 «Der tief in uns sitzende Drang sich bei Gefahr und Ungemach zu verkriechen, raffiniert szenografiert 

 und eindrücklich performt. Ein phänomenologisches Kunst-Stück, minimalistisch und trotzdem   

 fantastisch: Das war SONDER.»   kulturstattBern Blog, Urs Rhis  

 «The deep-seated urge to hide underneath things at danger and adversity, artfully staged and 

 impressively performed. A phenomenological piece of art, minimalistic and yet fantastic:  

 this was SONDER.»   Kulturstatt Bern Blog, Urs Rhis