- Tommy Milliot
- Performed by
- Bénédicte Cerutti, Charlotte Clamens, Cyril Gueï, Miglen Mirtchev et un binôme d’enfants en alternance
A monstruous heroine who oscillates between violence and the sublime – the myth of Medea, brought to life by young director Tommy Milliot, takes us to the limits of human nature.
This is the fate of an incandescent lover, a sorceress exiled by love. Medea betrays her father and kills her brother, cutting him up into pieces so that Jason, the Greek hero whom she has fallen in love with, can steal the Golden Fleece. She decides to follow the man she loves from one kingdom to the next and becomes a mother, before finding herself cruelly abandoned for another woman. This is where Seneca’s piece begins. In her pain and desire for vengeance, Medea does the unforgivable: she takes her own children’s life to punish the man who has abandoned her.
Tommy Milliot makes the Latin author’s text his own in his version of this fearsome and fascinating tragedy. “I wanted to portray the depth of this mythical character in all her simplicity” explains the director. A thoroughly contemporary simplicity revolving around the poetic power of words, gestures, sound, and light. This is not really a set, but rather a space for sensory projection that gives rise to a performance which is more physical than intellectual. One which opens a direct path to emotion.