Othello

By
William Shakespeare
Direction
Aurore Fattier
Performed by
Marie Diaby, Pauline Discry, Cyril Gueï, Fabien Magry, Vincent Minne, Annah Schaeffer, Koen De Sutter, Jérôme Varanfrain, Serge Wolf

INTERNATIONAL BELGIUM

 

Interweaving inspirations and eras, young director Aurore Fattier immerses William Shakespeare’s tragedy in modern times, creating an erotic fugue in the midst of destiny, desire and beauty.

The stage opens onto a Venice Carnival, and an oriental Garden of Eden and a luxury hotel room adjoining a swimming pool… Like a wedding night’s dream lost in the meanders of time, the play imagined by Aurore Fattier features the ascetics of a roman noir. “My Othello will be free jazz”, she explains, “with characters wearing black and white masks moving from one role to another and taking us into a vertiginous theatre inside the theatre, through different eras and locations: from Europe to America to a phantasmal Africa.”
Featuring ambition that knows no limits, punishment, lust, fatal beauty, chimeras, racial hatred and conjugal violence, this version of Othello has been designed as a visual and theatrical experience, taking us on a multi-dimensional adventure that interweaves the preciosity of Shakespeare’s text, the dreamlike splendour of the scenery and the contemporary nature of windows opening onto our modern world.

Coproduction
Running time
3 : 30
Locality
Main auditorium
Next dates
Prices

from 9 to 40 €

Informations

Spectacle Focus

Adaptation et dramaturgy Sébastien Monfé / Adaptation collaboration and translation – William Nadylam / Artistic collaboration – Sarah Brahy / Scenography – Sabine Theunissen / Scenographic collaboration – Simon Detienne / Sound composition – Manuel Roland / Light creation – Matthieu Ferry / Sound – Jean-Maël Guyot / Video – Vincent Pinckaers / Costume designer – Prunelle Rulens / Makeup et hairstyle Rebecca Flores / Director’s assistant and dramaturgyLara Ceulemans

A show by Solarium asbl
Production : Théâtre de Liège (Belgique), DC&J Création (Belgique)
Coproduction : Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg (Luxembourg), Théâtre de Namur (Belgique), Mars – Mons Arts de la Scène (Belgique), KVS – Théâtre royal flamand de Bruxelles (Belgique), Bonlieu – Scène nationale Annecy, Célestins – Théâtre de Lyon, Théâtre de la Cité – Centre dramatique national Toulouse Occitanie
With the support of: Tax Shelter du Gouvernement fédéral de Belgique and Inver Tax Shelter
With the help of: Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles/Service Théâtre

Un périple qui fait s’entrelacer la préciosité du texte de Shakespeare, le faste onirique des décors et la modernité des ouvertures sur notre contemporain. Sceneweb
 
Aurore Fattier libre un Othello d’une beauté époustouflante et dont l’intrigue vous tient en haleine jusqu’au dernier souffle. Bold Magazine
 

Aurore Fattier relit Shakespeare en défiant les clichés et le temps. La Libre Belgique

Foisonnant, inventif, étonnant. Une immense réussite. Le Quotidien

Jalousie, folie, tragédie : du Shakespeare pur jus ! Le Soir

Aurore Fattier s’approprie Othello de manière aussi subtile que sulfureuse. d’Lëtzebuerger Land