The Verbier Festival is glad to collaborate with the following Swiss and international cultural institutions :
Fondation Pierre Gianadda
In the spring of 1976, the engineer Léonard Gianadda discovered the remains of a Gallo-Roman temple on a plot of land he owned. He decided to set up a foundation that would preserve the memory of his brother, who died in a plane crash shortly after the discovery.
Today, the Foundation stages 3 art exhibitions a year, with works of art coming fom private collections and from the world’s major museums. The gardens are open for a stroll through the Sculpture Park, and to see the Gallo-Roman remains. The main archeological relics discovered during the excavations in Martigny are in exhibition at the Gallo-Roman Museum, and some fifty vintage cars can be seen in the Automobile Museum. The Foundation also houses the Louis and Evelyn Frank Collection, a space dedicated to the inventions of Leonardo da Vinci as well as the most beautiful Swiss collection of ancient cars.
Béjart Ballet Lausanne
Since its inception in 1987, Béjart Ballet Lausanne is a reference in the choreographic world. Gil Roman leads the Company and preserves its artistic excellence since Maurice Béjart’s death in 2007.
Since 2007, with his search and work for contemporary creation, Gil Roman maintains and develops the repertoire of Béjart Ballet Lausanne. The work of Maurice Béjart is at the heart of it, with emblematic choreographies but Gil Roman also wants to present the variety of this repertoire. The artistic director also nourished the repertoire with his own creations. The Company remains faithful to its vocation: Preserving Maurice Béjart’s work, while remaining a space of creation.
Festival de Bellerive
The Bellerive Festival was founded in 1985 and takes place since 1999 in the exceptional estate of « La Ferme de Saint-Maurice ». Located up above the town of Collonge-Bellerive – 7 km from Geneva downtown – this magnificently estate offers a spectacular panorama overhanging Lake Geneva and dominating the Collonge’s vineyard.
Théâtre du Crochetan
Théâtre of Monthey (Valais) since 1989, Théâtre du Crochetan is part of the network of national and international tours of qualitative shows in various arts going from theater to dance, to music, humour, circus and even magic. With its 650 seats, located at the entrance of Valais and close to the La Riviera, the Crochetan offers to Monthey great cultural influence and has taken an important status in the french speaking theatrical scenery for almost 30 years. With about 8 shows per month, its programs goes from classic shows to more daring ones, speaking to its large public. Accessible to all, the Théâtre du Crochetan is also deeply involved in its mission to support creativity and local artists.
Schloss Elmau – Cultural Hideaway
1916-2016 | 100 YEARS of CONCERTS & TALKS WITH GREAT ARTISTS & AUTHORS OF OUR TIME
Today, Schloss Elmau celebrates classical music, jazz, literature & political debate in more than 200 events per year. For the legendary Chamber Music Festival in January, founded by Benjamin Britten in 1959 and continued by the acclaimed Amadeus Quartet, for JazzClassica, Mostly Schubert, Lied Week and Verbier Festival @ Schloss Elmau, many programs are being developed in Schloss Elmau and some are recorded by major labels.
Vidy Theatre is open to all and dedicated to contemporary creation, defining itself as a site of encounters between today’s art and the widest possible audience. Installed within a building built by the Zurich artist and architect Max Bill for the Swiss national exposition of 1964 (Expo64), it now contains four auditoriums and a vast foyer-bar opening onto the beach of Vidy, with a view over Lake Geneva and the Alps. For artists, it provides an exceptional workspace coupled with a solid production facility and a technical team with a broad range of expertise. For audiences, it provides the opportunity to share powerful artistic experiences, along with numerous events relating the works to major issues our society is currently undergoing.