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Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

L'Errance de l'hippocampe

Jean-Michel D’Hoop

16 > 27.11.2021

The place looks like a hotel. Four characters are stuck in this singular space-time. Are they dreaming? lost in limbo? on a theatre stage? Or in a brain that may be living its last moments? 

The theatre is probably the perfect place to represent the activity of a brain. After L’Herbe de l’oubli (Best show at the 2018 Maeterlinck Awards), Jean-Michel d´Hoop and Cie Point Zéro focus on memory. From the intimate to the universal, memory in all its subjectivity participates in the construction of human identity, tracing our history, our uniqueness. 

A show that unites theatre, music, dance and movement, where puppets and masks amplify the scenic language, L’Errance de l’hippocampe will explore the fragile, deep and secret areas of memory and will work on the murky place where it approaches the oneiric. An invitation to embark on a visual, sensitive and emotional path; to one’s personal image of the invisible; to discover other prisms of reality.


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  • - 20:00

    Discussion "Rencontre Constructeurs d’Histoires" after show / Marc Crommelinck, Professeur en neurophysiologie (UCL)

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    Introduction - 20:00

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Salle Jacques Huisman




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

Creation of Vincent's mask
Loïc Nebreda

Yoann Stehr 

Boris Gronemberger 

Xavier Lauwers

Light operator TN
Jacques Perera​​​​​​​

Stage Manager & Sound design 
Loïc Le Foll 

General stage manager TN
Romain Gueudré

Stage director TN
Christophe Blacha

Script doctor
Ann Sirot 

Production & touring 
Nathalie Kamoun pour Point Zéro. 

Création Studio Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles 

Compagnie 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, WBTD, WBI 

With help from 
La Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles 

Sets construction
Ateliers du Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles 

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