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Created at the Festival d’Avignon 2019, O Agora que Demora made a splash, both with the public and the critics. In a singular form that joins theatre and film, Christine Jatahy treats the migratory question with an infinite depth. That which forces millions of individuals to be on the move. That which nationalism traps in refugee camps where life, suspended, elapses. No salvation for these men, these women, these children ripped from their ancestral homes with no promise of any future. A time that stretches endlessly where memories burn the heart, unable to move forward.

The second opus of a diptyque (Ithaque-Notre Odyssé 1 is the first part) O Agora que Demora touches on the distress of the refugees seen through the prism of Homer and his Odyssey. For a year, Christiane Jatahy met with these forced exiles. From Palestine to Lebanon, via Greece, South Africa and Brazil, the Brazilian filmmaker and director collected the testimonies of real, contemporary Odysseus. She gives them a voice in a living space, where the spectator is a participant in the artistic creation.


  • Language

    multilingual, surtitles fr, en

  • Venue

    Grande Salle

  • Duration


  • Surrounding the show

    30.01.2021 - Discussion "Rencontre Constructeurs d’Histoires" after show

  • Kids

    31.01.2021 - Dimanche enfants admis

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    Dimanche enfants admis


  • Saturday
    Discussion "Rencontre Constructeurs d’Histoires" after show
  • Sunday
    Dimanche enfants admis
  • Monday


  • WithAbbas Abdulelah Al’Shukra
    Abdul Lanjesi
    Abed Aidy
    Adnan Ibrahim Nghnghia
    Ahmed Tobasi
    Banafshe Hourmazdi
    Blessing Opoko
    Corina Sabbas
    Emilie Franco
    Faisal Abu Alhayjaa
    Fepa Teixeira
    Frank Sithole
    Iketi Kayapó
    Irengri Kayapó
    Isabel Novella
    Ivan Tirtiaux
    Jehad Obeid
    Joseph Gaylard
    Jovial Mbenga
    Laerte Késsimos
    Leon David Salazar
    Linda Michael Mkhwanasi
    Manuela Afonso
    Maria Laura Nogueira
    Marie-Aurore d’Awans
    Maroine Amimi
    Mbali Ncube
    Melina Martin
    Mustafa Sheta
    Nambulelo Meolongwara
    Noji Gaylard
    Ojo Kayapó
    Omar Al Jbaai
    Pitchou Lambo
    Pravinah Nehwati
    Ramyar Hussaini
    Ranin Odeh
    Renata Hardy
    Vitor Araújo

    Yara Ktaish

    Staging, direction (movie) and dramaturgy
    Christiane Jatahy

    Artistic adviser, set design and lighting
    Thomas Walgrave

    Director of photography 
    Paulo Camacho

    Domenico Lancelotti
    Vitor Araujo

    Sound design
    Alex Fostier

  • Company collaboration and coordination
    Henrique Mariano

    Movie / Editing
    Christiane Jatahy
    Paulo Camacho

    Paulo Camacho

    Second camera
    Thomas Walgrave

    Breno Furtado
    Pedro Vituri

    Stage manager
    Benoît Ausloos

    Video direction
    Matthieu Bourdon, en alternance avec Julio Parente

    Light operator
    Isabel Scheck, en alternance avec Juan Borrego

    Sound operator
    David Defour, en alternance avec Jeison Pardo Rojas

    Création Studio Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

    Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles (Belgique), SESC (Brésil)

    Ruhrtriennale (Allemagne), Comédie de Genève (Suisse), Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe, Teatro Municipal São Luiz (Portugal), Festival d’Avignon (France), Le Maillon-Théâtre de Strasbourg Scène européenne (France), Riksteatern (Suède), Temporada Alta – Festival de Tardor de Catalunya (Espagne)

    Sets construction and costumes
    Ateliers du Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

    Christiane Jatahy est artiste associée à l’Odéon – Théâtre de l’Europe, au Centquatre-Paris, au Schauspielhaus Zürich, au Arts Emerson Boston et au Piccolo Teatro de Milano. La compagnie Axis est soutenue par la Direction régionale des affaires culturelles d'Île-de-France, Ministère de la Culture France. 

    With support of
    The Freedom Theatre (Palestine), Outreach Foundation (South Africa)

    International support
    Ambassade du Brésil en France, Ambassade de France au Brésil, Bureau de représentation du Brésil à Ramallah, Ambassade du Brésil au Liban, Ambassade du Brésil en Grèce, Ambassade de Belgique au Liban

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