A questioning gaze on our world “in ruins” but that keeps the distance, the derision, and the humour necessary to not remove all hope.
This creation benefitted from the Fabrique Chaillot.
“Welcome to your survival guide to the 21st century!” This is how this gripping treaty of disaster opens, imagined by Michèle Noiret with the collaboration of David Drouard. Gradually assailed from everywhere, the five characters attempt to resist fire, pollution and violence that threaten for a full hour to annihilate them. The chaos is embodied on stage in a scenography that is as simple as it is suggestive, thanks to large cardboard pieces that are progressively torn to shreds and the large format videos that surround the dancers. The movements of the bodies talk of the resistance, the desire of escape or the hope for a better world. They make the considerations of the choreography sensitive, looking to “question our society in constant mutation”, in a polyphonic dialogue between dance and cinema. ISABELLE CALABRE
Conception, Stage Direction Michèle Noiret
Choreography Michèle Noiret, David Drouard
Artistic Collaborator David Drouard
Vidéo and caméra on set Vincent Pinckaers
Music and Sound coordination Todor Todoroff
Lighting Gilles Brulard
Scenography Wim Vermeylen
Costumes Silvia Ruth Hasenclever
By and with Alexandre Bachelard, Harris Gkekas, Liza Penkova, Sara Tan, Denis Terrasse
PRODUCTION Compagnie Michèle Noiret/Tandem asbl
COPRODUCTION Charleroi danse – Centre chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles Théâtre National de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles
SOUTIENS Chaillot – Théâtre national de la Danse dans le cadre de la Fabrique Chaillot / Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles - Service de la Danse / La Loterie Nationale / Wallonie-Bruxelles International – WBI / Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Fédéral Belge / Casa Kafka Pictures Tax Shelter empowered by Belfius / Adami