SARAU / Marie Gyselbrecht


Belgium, Catalonia
The presentation of the performance at ConTempo Festival is supported by Institut Ramon Llull
Recommended audience age 14+
Duration: 45 min

Nominated as best national dance show & best outdoor show at the Barcelona critic awards.

The car is one of civilisation’s most powerful symbols, a symbol of freedom and wealth, an indicator of status. Nevertheless, it can sometimes become a substitute for a home, a temporary place to spend the night. The last refuge before the street. A moving nest. What if our privacy were forced to exist in the public space? 

Three characters unravel a story in the twilight zone between humour and tragedy. A dance and street theatre show that investigates the limits and freedoms of the public space. 


After performing with choreographers and directors such as Alain Platel, Belgian-born performer and creator Marie Gyselbrecht graduated from the Salzburg Experimental Dance Academy (SEAD, 2005). She joined Peeping Tom in 2008 and since then she tours worldwide as part of 8 productions of the company. As a creator, she directed the installation Waiting Room – A Life in Transit, and the dance theatre piece TAVERNE for HOTEL Col·lectiu Escènic. In 2022, Marie premiered her first outdoor project, NEST, in Festival Sismògraf, Catalonia.

  • Concept & direction
    Marie Gyselbrecht
  • External eye
    Jordi Duran
  • Performers
    Antonio León, Luís Garcia, Mabel Olea
  • Sound design (live)
    Annalena Fröhlich
  • Light design
    Pau Estrem
  • Production
  • Coproduction
    by Plataforma HOP, Festival Sismògraf, Danseu Festival. with the collaboration of Graner centre de creació, Roca Umbert
  • With the support of
    ICEC Departament de Cultura de la Generalitat de Catalunya, Institut Ramon Llull

Festival tickets are available at 

Ticket price – 25,50 Eur

Pupils, students, seniors, persons with disabilities receive a 20% discount. At the entrance please show the document with your ID for this price category.

Use our special shuttle ticket and don’t worry! 

As the performance site is not accessible by public transport at such late hours, for your convenience, the official bus will take you directly to the performance site as well as take you back to the city centre afterwards. Choose a “Performance Plus Shuttle” festival ticket for 25,50 EUR. On the day of the event, the bus will depart from Kaunas bus station at 9.05 PM (look for the ConTempo flag in the departure area) and return you to the same location by 10.45 PM.

Difficult accessibility for people with mobility impairments (uneven terrain, slope, grass), but festival volunteers are always ready to help.
Accessible for people with impaired hearing.

Important: you are recommended to take protection from the insects and a blanket or a folding chair during the event.

Public transport does not go to the performance site at such a late hour, so we invite you to come by your own transport, bicycle, taxi or buy a "Performance Plus Shuttle" ticket and arrive/depart by a special festival bus.

When you attend this event, you enter an area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur. By entering the event premises, you consent to such.

Take advantage of the unique opportunity and on July 30, after the "Nest" performance, take part in a night excursion around the First Fort of the Kaunas Fortress!
Tour time: 30 07 2023, 22:30
Excursion price: 4 EUR. (local payment only by bank card)
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
There is no pre-registration.
We recommend to take care of comfortable clothes and shoes (please note - after the rain the areas can be wet), to have a light source - a flashlight and to use repellants.

Past events

July 29 (Saturday) 21:30
July 30 (Sunday) 21:30