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Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

Wandering memories

Jean-Michel D'Hoop

01 > 13.12.2020

Imagine a small, seedy hotel.
Think of this hotel as being one of the characters of the story about to be written.
Perhaps one could say that it is the Place for wandering memories, for the Vagrancy of the Hippocampus.
Four people find themselves in the hotel without really knowing why.
They all seem to be suffering from a blackout and don’t quite remember what happened before…Before what exactly? An accident? An emotional trauma? A skull fracture? A stroke? An encephalopathy?
Unless they are all dreaming?
Each one tries to put back together all the pieces of the past, of a possible past.

After L’Herbe de l’oubli (Best Show at the Maeterlinck Awards 2018) Jean-Michel d’Hoop and the Cie Point Zéro examine memory, one of humankind’s most fascinating endeavors. From the personal to the universal, memory helps to create human identity, following its history, its uniqueness.

Through a show that combines theatre, music, dance and movement, in which puppets and masks enrich the scenic language, L’Errance de l’Hippocampe explores the fragile, profound and secret parts of memory and highlight the hazy area where it meets the dream state. It’s an invitation to commit to a visual, sensitive, and emotional path; to create one’s personal image of the invisible; to discover other prisms of reality.


  • - 20:45
  • - 20:15

    Discussion "Rencontre Constructeurs d’Histoires" after show

  • - 20:45
  • - 20:45
  • - 20:45
  • - 20:45

    Introduction - 20:15

  • - 20:15

    Discussion "Rencontre Constructeurs d’Histoires" after show

  • - 20:45
  • - 20:45
  • - 20:45
  • - 15:00

    Dimanche enfants admis



Salle Jacques Huisman

Surrounding the show

02.12.2020 - Discussion "Rencontre Constructeurs d’Histoires" after show

08.12.2020 - Introduction - 20:15

09.12.2020 - Discussion "Rencontre Constructeurs d’Histoires" after show


13.12.2020 - Dimanche enfants admis


Direction & text 
Jean-Michel d’Hoop 

Direction assistant 
Lucile Vignolles 

Colline Libon 
Taïla Onraedt 
François Regout 
Léopold Terlinden 

Scenography & costumes
Camille Collin 

Ségolène Denis 

Puppets Assistant 
Céline Pagniez 

Yoann Stehr

Boris Gronemberger

Light design
Xavier Lauwers

Stage Manager & Sound design
Loïc Le Foll

Script consultation
Ann Sirot

Véronique Vercheval 

Création Studio Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

Production & touring
Nathalie Kamoun pour Point Zéro.

Point Zéro, Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, Atelier Théâtre Jean Vilar de Louvain- La-Neuve, la COOP asbl et Shelter Prod

With support of, ING, Tax-shelter du gouvernement fédéral belge, Fonds d’Acteurs de la COCOF, de WBTD et de WBI.

With help from
La Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles

Sets construction
Ateliers du Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

© Patrick Galbats
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