The show

19 October – 23 November 2019.

Daily at 7pm and 8.30pm. Additional playing time on Friday and Saturday at 9.30pm.

Duration: around 30 minutes.

Free.

FIRST STEP

Fifty years ago, Neil Armstrong set foot on a celestial body where no human had ever been before: The man in the moon became reality. On 19 October 2019 we will send the Bundeshaus to the moon. Or the moon to the Bundeshaus.

For the ninth time, Rendez-vous Bundesplatz will take the Swiss parliament building to another dimension to celebrate an event that glued around 600 million people to their television screens on 20 and 21 July 1969, respectively. In a live broadcast, they saw the first man put his foot down on the moon. His left, by the way.

To realise FIRST STEP, producer and organiser Brigitte Roux from Starlight Events hired the light art collective Lichttapete from Vienna.

Lichttapete is dedicated to the art of virtual scenery transformation in the form of multimedia productions. They tell stories on the façades of houses, which will enchant you and take you to faraway places.

Over the past few years, Lichttapete has lit up internationally renowned buildings with specially produced 3D projection shows. Images and moving objects are projected precisely onto facades or objects. Their work has been feature on the Zurich Opera House, the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna and the Hofburg Innsbruck, among others.

And now the façade of the Bundeshaus is becoming the stage for a spectacular audio-visual show. So much can be revealed: “First Step” is a story of the first steps. From man’s early visions of space and the preparations made by the astronauts to the first contact man made with the moon. In addition, reference is made to the use of Swiss technology, which has contributed significantly to the success of the Apollo missions.

Coupled with some musical inspiration we accompany the astronauts on their journey to the moon, into weightlessness and in their thoughts far away from the earth.

Rendez-vous Bundesplatz wishes you a happy landing.

Starlight Events GmbH

Brigitte Roux
Producer and organiser Rendez-vous Bundesplatz