Illustration Saison 23-24

ART. 13

By
Phia Ménard
Performed by
Marion Blondeau

By orchestrating a clash between a woman and a statue pedestal, Phia Ménard keeps digging away at the foundations of patriarchal violence, using her imagination and a call to dreams. In a French formal garden bathed in twilight, a woman […]

Foreshadow

By
Alexander Vantournhout
Performed by
Noémi Devaux, Axel Guérin, Patryk Klos, Nick Robaey, Josse Roger, Emmi Väisänen, Alexander Vantournhout, Esse Vanderbruggen

On stage, a huge wall rises up, drastically reducing the performance space. With acrobatic lifts, the eight actors in Foreshadow defy the laws of gravity, transforming this limitation into creative energy. From the United States/Mexico border to the frontier separating […]

Ruptures

By
Cie Dans6T / Bouziane Bouteldja
Performed by
Mathilde Rispal, Alison Benezech, Zineb Boujema, Soufiane Faouzi Mrani, Redouane Nasry, Med Medelsi

Le festival Karavel offre une carte blanche au chorégraphe Bouziane Bouteldja avec Ruptures, une puissante pièce questionnant l’histoire des migrations. À la confluence des danses hip-hop et traditionnelles, la compagnie Dans6T évoque les horizons dessinés par les migrations. À travers […]

Richard dans les étoiles

By
Valérian Guillaume
Performed by
Jules Benveniste, Raphaëlle Damilano, Giulia Dussollier, Lucie Gallo, Amandine Gay, Valérian Guillaume

A social fable which combines everyday poetry with an ode to life in the slow lane. Off the beaten track of our consumerist society. No-one knows much about Loïc. Only that he makes the best chips in town, between Promod […]

When angels fall

By
Raphaëlle Boitel
Performed by
Tristan Baudoin, Raphaëlle Boitel ou Louise Hardouin, Liliane Hérin, Nicolas Lourdelle, Mohamed Rarhib, Marie Tribouilloy, Emily Zuckerman

For circus performer Raphaëlle Boitel, imagining the future is the best way of changing the present. A glittering dystopia, When angels fall sends us spiralling with grace and poetry into a vigorous plea on behalf of the environment. A group […]

Sands of the emperor

By
Mia Couto
Direction
Victor de Oliveira
Performed by
Elliot Alex, Isabelle Cagnat, Horácio Guiamba, Bruno Huca, Ana Magaia, Eunice Mandlate, Josefina Massango, Miguel Moreira, Sofaida Moyane, Miguel Nunes, Victor de Oliveira, Lucrécia Paco, Daniel Pinto, Mário Santos, Klemente Tsamba

Adapted from the novel by Mozambican author Mia Couto, Sands of the emperor is a celebration of the invaluable nature of free-flowing borders and multiple identities. A transgressive love story set in the heart of colonial Africa. Sand of the […]

Nous ne sommes plus...

By
Tatiana Frolova / KnAM Théâtre
Performed by
Dmitrii Bocharov, Liudmila Smirnova, Vladimir Dmitriev, Irina Chernousova, German Iakovenko, Bleuenn Isambard

Since 2011, the Sens Interdits Festival has been giving a voice to the Russian people via performances from KnAM Theatre. The company, whose members are currently taking refuge in France, tells us of the conflict that is tearing their country […]

Ordalie

By
Chrystèle Khodr
Performed by
Roy Dib, Élie Njeim, Rodrigue Sleiman, Tarek Yaacoub

At the heart of her work is an urgent need to reconstruct a form of collective memory. Chrystèle Khodr takes inspiration from a work by Ibsen to highlight the social and political situation in Lebanon, her mother country. In The […]

Antigone in the Amazon

Direction
Milo Rau
Performed by
Frederico Araujo, Sara De Bosschere, Arne De Tremerie et le musicien Pablo Casella et en video : Gracinha Donato, Célia Maracajá, Kay Sara, le chœur des militantes et militants du Mouvement des sans terre (MST) et Ailton Krenak dans le rôle de Tirésias

Oreste à Mossoul was a big hit at the 2019 edition of the Sens Interdits festival. Swiss director Milo Rau continues his cycle of classic myths with a wholly contemporary version of Antigone. In the state of Pará in northern […]

En travers de sa gorge

By
Marc Lainé
Performed by
Bertrand Belin, Jessica Fanhan, Marie-Sophie Ferdane, Adeline Guillot en alternance avec Clémentine Verdier, Yanis Skouta et la participation de Dan Artus, Tünde Deak, Thomas Gonzalez et de David Hanse, Farid Laroussi, Laurie Sanquer

He loves to tell extraordinary tales. After the unbelievable Nosztalgia Express, Marc Lainé draws us into a love triangle like no other. Between theatre, music, and cinema. All of his plays feature characters who disappear without any explanation. As though […]

La femme n'existe plus

By
Céline Fuhrer et Jean-Luc Vincent
Performed by
Céline Fuhrer, Valérie Karsenti, Cédric Moreau, Jean-Luc Vincent

“Three former Chiens de Navarre and one real actor” – this is how they laughingly introduce themselves. Céline Fuhrer, Valérie Karsenti, Cédric Moreau and Jean-Luc Vincent perform a feminist comedy with a satirical edge. Down with the patriarchal dictatorship! Imagine […]

The Art of Joy

By
Goliarda Sapienza
Direction
Ambre Kahan
Performed by
Aymeline Alix, Jean Aloïs Belbachir, Florent Favier, Noémie Gantier, Amélie Gratias en alternance avec Karine Guibert, Vanessa Koutseff, Élise Martin, Serge Nicolaï, Léonard Prego, Louise Rieger, Richard Sammut, Romain Tamisier, Sélim Zahrani et les musicien·nes Amandine Robilliard, Romain Thorel

Masterpiece alert! This saga, released without fanfare in 1998, become a worldwide phenomenon a decade after its publication. Now, in the form of theatre, with a stage adaptation by Ambre Kahan, The Art of Joy guides us through the 20th century.  […]

Hors piste

By
Martin Fourcade
Direction
Matthieu Cruciani
Performed by
Martin Fourcade

The biathlete Martin Fourcade is the most successful French athlete ever to compete in the Olympic Games. The champion has swapped the podium for the stage to look back at his life and his achievements. Five gold medals at the […]

Les Gratitudes

By
Delphine de Vigan
Direction
Fabien Gorgeart
Performed by
Laure Blatter, Catherine Hiegel, Pascal Sangla

Laure Blatter, Catherine Hiegel and Pascal Sangla bring to life the characters from Delphine de Vigan’s novel. The trio question the loss of language. I work with words and silence, with the unspoken. I work with shame, secrecy and regret. […]

Que sur toi se lamente le Tigre

By
Émilienne Malfatto
Direction
Alexandre Zeff
Performed by
Lina El Arabi, Nadhir El Arabi, Hillel Belabaci, Amine Boudelaa, Afida Tahri, Mahmoud Vito, Myra Zbib et les musiciens Grégory Dargent en alternance Florian Baron, Wassim Halal

Winner of the 2021 Goncourt First Novel Prize, Que sur toi se lamente le Tigre immerses audiences in the reality of a dishonour crime. Alexandre Zeff has turned this contemporary tragedy into a hypnotic theatrical oratorio. In southern Iraq, a […]

Les gros patinent bien

By
Olivier Martin-Salvan et Pierre Guillois
Performed by
Olivier Martin-Salvan en alternance avec Jonathan Pinto-Rocha et Pierre Bénézit, Pierre Guillois en alternance avec Grégoire Lagrange et Félix Villemur-Ponselle

This “Laurel and Hardy à la française” created their Cardboard Cabaret on the place des Célestins in June 2021. On the back of a triumphant tour, Pierre Guillois and Olivier Martin-Salvan are here to share their slapstick adventures on the […]

Carmen.

By
François Gremaud
Performed by
Rosemary Standley et les musiciennes Laurène Dif (accordéon), Tjasha Gafner (harpe), Anastasiia Lindeberg (violon), Héléna Macherel (flûte), Bera Romairone (saxophone)

Directed by François Gremaud, these solo performances take a humorous look at two masterpieces of the performing arts: Giselle for danse and Carmen for opera. Using minimalist stage design, François Gremaud pays a light-hearted tribute to one of opera’s great […]

Giselle…

By
François Gremaud
Performed by
Samantha van Wissen (danse) et les musiciennes Antonella de Franco (harpe), Sandra Borges Ariosa (violon), Irène Poma (flûte), Sara Zazo Romero (saxophone)

Directed by François Gremaud, these solo performances take a humorous look at two masterpieces of the performing arts: Giselle for danse and Carmen for opera. Samantha van Wissen, an outstanding performer of Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker’s choreographies, playfully takes on […]

Cinderella

By
Joël Pommerat
Performed by
Alfredo Cañavate, Noémie Carcaud, Caroline Donnelly, Catherine Mestoussis, Léa Millet et Damien Ricau, Julien Desmet et la voix de Marcella Carrara

For the first time, Les Célestins will be presenting Joël Pommerat’s Cinderella, in a production of breathtaking beauty and heart-rending sensitivity. A new take on a fairytale which is as relevant for adults as it is for children. The fabric […]

La Chute infinie des soleils

By
Elemawusi Agbedjidji
Performed by
Gustave Akakpo, Khadija Kouyaté

Set between the 18th and 21st centuries, between France and a distant island, La Chute Infinie des Soleils, by Elemawusi Agbedjidji, is a fresco that interweaves extraordinary destinies and explores the limits of hope. The remote island of Tromelin in […]

Welfare

According to
le film de Frederick Wiseman
Direction
Julie Deliquet
Performed by
Julie André, Astrid Bayiha, Éric Charon, Salif Cisse, Aleksandra De Cizancourt, Évelyne Didi, Olivier Faliez, Vincent Garanger, Zakariya Gouram, Nama Keita, Mexianu Medenou, Marie Payen, Agnès Ramy, David Seigneur et le musicien Emmanuel Scarpa

Premiered in the Cour d’Honneur in Avignon in the summer of 2023, this hard-hitting work depicts the day-to-day life of a New York welfare centre in the 1970s. In January 2022, Julie Deliquet delighted audiences with Huit Heures ne font […]

Méduse

By
Collectif Les Bâtards Dorés
Performed by
Romain Grard, Lisa Hours, Jules Sagot, Manuel Severi et à l’image Christophe Montenez de la Comédie-Française

The collective Les Bâtards Dorés invites audiences to relive the trial that followed the sinking of La Méduse, in 1816, off the coast of Mauritania. This is a gritty, cross-disciplinary production that links the disaster to the excesses of the […]

40° sous zéro

By
Copi
Direction
Louis Arene / Munstrum Théâtre
Performed by
Louis Arene, Sophie Botte, Delphine Cottu, Olivia Dalric, Alexandre Éthève, Lionel Lingelser, François Praud

The collective Les Bâtards Dorés invites audiences to relive the trial that followed the sinking of La Méduse, in 1816, off the coast of Mauritania. This is a gritty, cross-disciplinary production that links the disaster to the excesses of the […]

Tenir debout

By
Suzanne de Baecque
Performed by
Suzanne de Baecque, Raphaëlle Rousseau

Two young actresses take us behind the scenes of the Miss Poitou-Charentes 2020 election in this funny, tender and corrosive play. Kiara, Lauraline, Chloé, Lolita, Siham, Océane and Clémence are from different walks of life and social classes, but they […]

Kaldûn

By
Abdelwaheb Sefsaf
Performed by
Fodil Assoul, Laurent Guitton, Lauryne Lopès de Pina, Jean-Baptiste Morrone, Johanna Nizard, Malik Richeux, Abdelwaheb Sefsaf, Simanë Wenethem et Canticum Novum (Emmanuel Bardon, Henri-Charles Caget, Spyridon Halaris, Léa Maquart, Artyom Minasyan, Aliocha Regnard, Gülay Hacer Toruk)

Three peoples. Three rebellions. Three continents. Abdelwaheb Sefsaf reopens a chapter of France’s colonial history using musical theatre as therapy to help us heal. Multi-talented playwright, singer, actor and director Abdelwaheb Sefsaf’s latest creation focuses on three rebellions: The 1871 […]

Viviane, une merveille

By
Myriam Boudenia
Performed by
Myriam Boudenia, Éloïse Decazes, Pauline Drach, Julien Vadet

A poignant adolescent coming-of-age story which does not shy away from the still taboo subject of teen mental health. Myriam Boudenia combines drama, music and song in an original production steeped in heroic fantasy and the legends of King Arthur. […]

Le Mandat

By
Nicolaï Erdman
Direction
Patrick Pineau / Compagnie Pipo
Performed by
François Caron, Ahmed Hammadi-Chassin, Marc Jeancourt, Aline Le Berre, Nadine Moret, Sylvie Orcier, Elliot Pineau-Orcier, Yasmine Modestine, Lauren Pineau-Orcier, Jean-Philippe Levêque, Virgile Leclaire, Arthur Orcier, Patrick Pineau

In 2012, Patrick Pineau and his band of actors treated us to a no-holds-barred performance with The Suicide. Now he is back with a new farce by Nikolai Erdman.  Seven years after the fall of the tsarist regime, two Soviet […]

Les Possédés d’Illfurth

By
Yann Verburgh en collaboration avec Lionel Lingelser
Direction
Lionel Lingelser
Performed by
Lionel Lingelser

Lionel Lingelser’s play is both personal and phantasmagoric, intertwining a folk tale from his home region Alsace and his own acting career.  A joyful rite of passage which pays a vibrant tribute to the power of the imagination. Some legends […]

The Welkin

By
Lucy Kirkwood
Direction
Chloé Dabert
Performed by
Elsa Agnès, Sélène Assaf, Coline Barthélémy, Sarah Calcine, Bénédicte Cerutti, Chloé Dabert, Gwenaëlle David, Brigitte Dedry, Olivier Dupuy, Andréa El Azan, Sébastien Éveno, Anne-Lise Heimburger, Asma Messaoudene, Océane Mozas, Léa Schweitzer, Arthur Verret

In this nail-biting yet savagely funny play, thirteen women and three men take to the stage and give a new lease of life to a period drama which explores women’s place in 18th Century England.  Any resemblance to today’s society […]

Daddy

By
Marion Siéfert
Performed by
Émilie Cazenave, Lou Chrétien-Février, Jennifer Gold, Lila Houel, Louis Peres, Charles-Henri Wolff

How can a power of domination take hold over a child? Marion Siéfert combines narrative, dance, music and video games so that theatre can represent what digital technology is doing to our lives. Mara is thirteen years old and lives […]

Gloria Gloria

By
Marcos Caramés-Blanco
Direction
Sarah Delaby-Rochette
Performed by
Thibaut Farineau, Lucas Faulong, Katell Jan, Benoît Moreira da Silva, Gaïa Oliarj-Inés

This fiery, queer cavalcade of a play won the Prix Incandescences in 2022. It’s the story of twenty-four hours in the life of a woman who devours everything in her path.  No one suspected anything. Up until then, she had […]

Le Mariage forcé

By
Molière
Direction
Louis Arene
Performed by
avec la troupe de la Comédie-Française (Sylvia Bergé, Christian Hecq, Gaël Kamilindi, Benjamin Lavernhe, Julie Sicard)

Created by the Comédie-Française in 2022, this masked version of Molière‘s Le Mariage Forcé tells the story of a love match that goes awry. The couple are due to be married that very evening. Yet wisdom should have led the […]