A table, three chairs, a radio, an easy chair, a piano. A common room: a space to be together, a space where one can be alone. A sanitized and calm place where one can listen to time going by, where one waits. From time to time a voice springs from the silence, that of a resident humming a song or recounting a memory.

How to put 90 years of existence into a 15 square meter room? What does one see of the world from such a location? At the juncture of fiction and documentary, Home is inspired by scenes observed during a number of months by a team in a nursing home in Brussels. The show reveals the daily life in such a place: the exchanges in the common room, the little hassles, the tragi-comic episodes, the memories that surface, the whispered words. Life “inside” shut away from the outside world, both protected and enclosed.

Three young actors inhabit aging bodies that they “incarnate” filled with details that they observed: a heavy limb, a trembling finger, a washed out gaze. Home is an invitation to delve into the atmosphere and temporality of this sort of place, allowing each one to rediscover something of one’s own experience of old age.

Info

  • Language

    FR

  • Venue

    Salle Jacques Huisman

  • Duration

    80‘

  • Surrounding the show

    25.01.2021 - Introduction - 20:15

  • 26.01.2021 - Discussion "Rencontre Constructeurs d’Histoires" after show

Cast

  • Direction 
    Magrit Coulon 

    With 
    Carole Adolff
    Anaïs Aouat
    Tom Geels 

    les voix des résidents du home Malibran, Ixelles

    Dramaturgy
    Bogdan Kikena 

    Collaboration in physical work 
    Natacha Nicora 

    Scenography 
    Irma Morin 

    Light 
    Elsa Chêne 

  • Sound 
    Olmo Missaglia 

    Production assistant & touring 
    Juliette Framorando 

    Production manager 
    Festival de Liège 

    Co-production with 
    Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles et La Maison de la Culture de Tournai. 

    With support from 
    L’INSAS, Fondation Marie-Paule Delvaux-Godenne, Chaufferie-Acte1, L’Escaut 
    Architectures, Compagnie FACT, Théâtre des Doms, Modul, le BOCAL, L’ANCRE-Théâtre Royal de Charleroi, la fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles 

Calendar

  • Thursday
    20:45
  • Friday
    20:45
  • Saturday
    20:45
  • Tuesday
    20:45
    Introduction - 20:15
  • Wednesday
    20:15
    Discussion "Rencontre Constructeurs d’Histoires" after show
  • Thursday
    20:45
  • Friday
    20:45
  • Saturday
    20:45