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Switzerland. Canton Grisons. Julier Pass. View on the Julier pass, the Origen theatre and snowy Alps from a Rega Agusta A109 SP Grand "Da Vinci" helicopter on a rescue mission. The red temporal Origen theatre dedicates itself to the world theatre, it acts with the seasons and reinterpret the mountain pass as a place of culture. Open on August 2017, weighing 410 tons and costing two million Swiss francs to build, the new theatre created by the organisers of the Origen contemporary opera festival was designed to withstand strong winds of up to 240 kilometres per hour and even avalanches. The wooden structure aims to develop “a direct dialogue between the performances and the landscape”, with plenty of natural light seeping into its interior through arched windows overlooking the stage, directing “the view of the audience again and again to the vastness of the landscape”, the company describes. Performances will be held at dusk year-round. The bright red tower seats up to 250 people, with most of the viewing areas being near windows, and will only be open until 2020. The name Rega was created by combining letters from the name "Swiss Air Rescue Guard" as it was written in German (Schweizerische Rettungsflugwacht), French (Garde Aérienne Suisse de Sauvetage), and Italian (Guardia Aerea Svizzera di Soccorso). Rega is a private, non-profit air rescue service that provides emergency medical assistance in Switzerland. Rega mainly assists with mountain rescues, though it will also operate in other terrains when needed, most notably during life-threatening emergencies. The Julier Pass (Romansh: Pass dal Güglia, German: Julierpass, Italian Passo del Giulia) (el. 2284 m) is a mountain pass in Switzerland, in the Albula Range of the Alps. It connects the Engadin valley with the rest of Graubünden. At its summit, the pass crosses the watershed / drainage divide between the basins of the Rivers Rhine and Danube. The Julier Pass lies between Piz Lagrev and Piz Julier. 20