The Adhok company uses public space to develop a poetic language reminiscent of tanztheater, combining thrills and hearty laughter. For the 2017 edition of Festival Paris l'été, it offers four moving and staunchly optimistic performances: two about youth, and two about old age.
What does it mean to be young nowadays? These nine people between the ages of 18 and 30 find themselves in a transitional period between childhood and adulthood. How do you navigate a world where people tell you that your life is ahead of you when you can't see the big picture? Where they tell you that anything is possible when everything seems difficult? A free party runs out of control, and suddenly their stories flash before our eyes: their first steps out of the nest, the parties, the people they meet, the discovery of the self and of others... Two moving, fun-packed performances which illustrate these questions in order to try and make sense of them and clear the horizon.
They have only just stuck their heads out of the nest, 10 feet up, contemplating the full extent of the world. Their wings are still frail. But what happens when the fledgelings leave the nest? As they prepare to dive into the void, who knows what's going to happen on the ground?
Written and directed by: Doriane Moretus and Patrick Dordoigne
Cast: Eliot Maurel, Inès Grunenwald, Jonathan Aubart, Jacob Auzanneau, Laurène Thomas, Mattia Maggi, Nathan Chouchana, Tom Verschueren, Yoanna Marilleaud
Lighting control: Achil Bras
Sound control: François Hubert
Press and communication: Asilys Deymarie
Administration: Les Thérèses
Costume design: Mélanie Clenet and Fabienne Desfleches
Lighting design: Julien Barbazin
Stage design: Yanosh Hrdy and Magali Castellan
Assistant: Guillaume Servely
With the help of Décor Sonore
The two parts of Immortels are independent, but it's even better to see both!
Résidence et Aide à la Création : CNAR le Parapluie / CNAR l’atelier 231 / CNAR Les pronomades / CNAR Ateliers Frappaz / CNAR Le Boulon / CNAR Le Moulin Fondu / CNAR Le Fourneau / CNAR La Papeterie et la ville de Saint Hilaire de Riez / La ville de Grandville. Aide à l’écriture « Écrire pour la rue «de la DGCA/SACD. Aide à la création DGCA / ESAD PSPBB. Avec la participation artistique du Studio d’Asnières-ESCA, La DRA C Ile de France, La Villa Mais d’Ici. © photos Vincent Muteau et Bruno Maurey
19, 21 and 23 July at 10pm
Jacques Decour High School • Paris 9
Wednesday 19 July - 09pm00
Lycée Jacques Decour