Here and now, four actors of three different nationalities - German, French and Portuguese - talk about their memories of revolution and the possibility of a revolution today. How could it happen? What would its mottos be? This small community investigates the collective imaginary around past revolutions. The political concepts tied to the personal story of each performer slowly become untranslatable on stage.
“Our” imaginary revolution is built from anecdotes from different eras and geographies. Slowly, fiction contaminates reality: onstage, the performers plan to draft a document that encapsulates a new revolutionary ideology while a disturbing uprising seems to rage outside and nobody knows who the protesters are.
Several questions are raised by who plays the “game” (the performers) and by who watches the “game” (the audience): are violence and terror inevitable? Does revolution always become a disappointment? What’s the legacy of revolution? What’s its folklore, or kitsch? Why have we came to believe, as Sophie Wahnich asks, since 1989, that utopia and the desire for a better life lead us to totalitarianism? How can we create irreversibility in our day and age?
Texts: Mickael de Oliveira e Ulrike Syha
Direction: Anne Monfort
Concept and Dramaturgy: Anne Monfort, Mickael de Oliveira and Ulrike Syha
Cast: Claude Guiyonnet, Anna Schmidt, Anne Sée and Sara Vaz
Lighting Design and Technical Direction: Cécile Robin
Sound Design: Emmanuel Richier
Sets and Costumes: Clémence Kazémi
Sets Assistant: Benjamin Sillon
Direction Assistant: Alexia Krioucoff
Historic Consulting: Maud Chirio
Admin, Production and Touring: Juliette Medelli (Copilote)
German Production: Katja Kettner and Tine Elbel (Kunststoff)
Portuguese Production: Maria Manuel and Maria João Santos
Production: Colectivo84 e Cie Day-for-Night
Co-production: Le Granit – Scène nationale de Belfort / CDN – Besançon Franche-Comté / Théâtre Paul Eluard de Choisy-le-Roi / DSN – Scène nationale de Dieppe / Théâtre Jean Lurçat – Scène nationale d’Aubusson / Théâtre de Thouars – Scène conventionnée.
Sponsors: Goethe Institut de Paris, de l’Institut Français du Portugal, de l’Institut Français no âmbito do programa Théâtre Export, de 31 Juin Films, du Théâtre Paris-Villette, du Fonds Transfabrik – Fonds franco-allemand pour le spectacle vivant, du Fonds SACD Théâtre.
Sponsor for creative process: Centre National du Théâtre.
This project was funded by the Portuguese Ministry of Culture - DGArtes.
TEATRO ACADÉMICO DE GIL VICENTE (COIMBRA, PT)
19 NOVEMBER 2015
LE GRANIT, SCÈNE NATIONALE DE BELFORT (FR)
5 – 8 JANUARY 2016
LE CARREAU, SCÈNE NATIONALE DE FORBACH (FR)
14 JANUARY 2016
BALLHAUS OST BERLIN (BERLIM, AL)
19 – 20 JANUARY 2016
LICHTHOF (HAMBOURG, AL)
22 – 23 JANUARY 2016
LE COLOMBIER (BAGNOLET, FR)
27 – 31 JANUARY 2016
THÉÂTRE JEAN LURÇAT, SCÈNE NATIONALE D’AUBUSSON (FR)
4 FEBRUARY 2016
DSN, SCÈNE NATIONALE DE DIEPPE (FR)
3 MARCH 2016
THÉÂTRE DE THOUARS, SCÈNE CONVENTIONNÉE (FR)
8 MARCH 2016
THÉÂTRE PAUL ELUARD, SCÈNE CONVENTIONNÉE DE CHOISY-LE-ROI (FR)
15 MARCH 2016
LE NOUVEAU RELAX, SCÈNE CONVENTIONNÉE DE CHAUMONT (FR)
18 MARCH 2016