This is the true story of Annie "Londonderry" Kopchovsky, young woman who, in 1894, made a bet and left Boston and her family to bike around the world in fifteen months.
Annie was only 23 and never biked before, but she won her bet and became a symbol of woman's independance. But is this the whole truth? No, it's only one side of the coin. So what's the other ? The other side of the coin is that Annie was also looking for money and fame, and invented herself multiple identities to manipulate journalists and relatives. Who was she really? How did she deal with life on the roads, with her fame, her lies, her different identities? How did her trip transform her, physically and psychically? With this work, we want to explore the multiple faces of this fascinating woman, who signed "Annie Londonderry, globe-trotter" in the hostels she visited.
Acting : Marialice Tagliavini
External eye : Elise Perrin
Dramaturgy and text : Marialice Tagliavini and Elise Perrin
Sound design : Nathan Jucker
Voices : Yannick Merlin and Léo Vuille
Choregraphy : Franco Reffo
Scenography : Elisabetta Carosio
Lights : Matthias Mermod