theater

Great Escape - Emergency Exit (part 1)

Adhok Company

From 20 jul to 23 jul at 6pm - Rue Paul Belmondo • Paris 12ème

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.

 

EMERGENCY EXIT

They tell us that the French population is aging. But beyond demographic curves, the tangible reality of the phenomenon is difficult to grasp. Apart from biological factors, what does it mean to be old? Is age a sufficient criteria to draw the line? Are we going to age the same way our elders did? In these two poetic, fun-packed performances, seven senior actors (in between the ages of 60 and 90) are going to explore bits and pieces of their own past with tremendous generosity in order to better question the future.

 

They weren't supposed to leave their nursing home. The emergency exit had remained open, so why not take the plunge? Why not leave and reconnect with the vibrancy of life outside, with a wildly pounding heart? Albeit finding their movements trickier, their memories patchier, and themselves that bit more frail now, what could prevent them from feeling incredibly alive, right here, right now?

Distribution

Written and directed by Doriane Moretus et Patrick Dordoigne / Cast : Christiane Collard, Françoise Loreau, Irène Palko, Claudette Walker, Dominique Gras, Wolfgang Kleinertz, Guy Delamarche / Régie : Achil Bras et William Defresnes / Sonorisation : Erwan Quintin et Guillaume Patissier / Lighting control : TILT / Costume design : Fabienne Desfleches, Mélanie Clenet et Caroline Briemel / Diffusion : Asilys Deymarie / Administration : Les Thérèses

Production

Résidence et Aide à la Création de : Le Parapluie - Centre International de Création Artistique à Aurillac, L’Atelier 231 - Centre National des Arts de la Rue à Sotteville-lès-Rouen, La Paperie – Centre National des Arts de la Rue à Angers, projet réalisé dans le cadre du TER en partenariat avec la ville de Saint Hilaire de Riez, Le Fourneau - Centre National des Arts de la Rue, Le Fourneau www.lefourneau.com, Le Moulin Fondu – Centre National des Arts de la Rue à Noisy-le-Sec, Le Boulon - Pôle Régional des Arts de la Rue à Vieux Condé. / Avec le Soutien du Réseau Déambulation. Adhok est soutenu par Le Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, la direction régionale des affaires culturelles d’Île de France – Ministère de la culture et de la communication, l’ADA MI et a obtenu l’aide à l’Écriture (SACD en partenariat avec la DGCA), et le soutien de la SACD / Auteurs d’Espace Public. © photos Vincent Muteau et Vincent Vaneck.

(Itinerant Show)
20, 22 and 23 July at 6pm
Paul Belmondo Street • Paris 12

 

 40 min

ALL AUDIENCES

Free

GRATUIT SANS RÉSERVATION
  • Thursday 20 July - 06pm00
    Rue Paul Belmondo • Paris 12ème
  • Saturday 22 July - 06pm00
    Rue Paul Belmondo • Paris 12ème
  • Sunday 23 July - 06pm00
    Rue Paul Belmondo • Paris 12ème

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