- Julie Tenret, Sicaire Durieux, Sandrine Heyraud
- Performed by
- Julie Tenret, Sicaire Durieux, Christine Heyraud
Dimanche is a play jointly written by artists from the Belgian theatre companies Focus and Chaliwaté, which features the use of objects, mime and puppets. It is a burlesque and original portrait of mankind in the face of a climate catastrophe.
On the one hand, there are the adventures of a team of wildlife reporters who, anxious to record what is disappearing before their eyes, travel the roads of the planet to make a documentary on species that are still alive. On the other, a family is about to spend a quiet Sunday at home behind closed doors, without paying the slightest attention to the trembling walls, the incredible gusts of wind and the lashing rain that has all the makings of a deluge.
While everything around them is collapsing, the members of this family are surprisingly inventive. The catastrophe seems to be distant, extravagant and illusory, while they try to preserve their daily life to the point of absurdity… Combining dream and reality, Dimanche [Sunday] paints the portrait of mankind totally out of step with its time, whose denials and blindness make us laugh.
Any resemblance to any planetary situation currently in progress is, of course, no accident.