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Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

FRATERNITÉ, Conte fantastique

Caroline Guiela Nguyen

08 > 11.12.2021

The sun disappeared for four minutes. Four long minutes. It seems like nothing that way. The world was plunged into a sort of semi-darkness. In the middle of the afternoon. And when at the end of this long time during which everyone’s eyes were fixed on the sky, finally after four minutes the sun reappeared, the men looked to their sides and what they discovered would turn their lives upside down. Half the world had been obscured. Half the humans were gone. They called this event the Great Eclipse.

This is how the story of Fraternité, Conte fantastique begins, a story which will take us on the trail of those who are left behind having suddenly lost their dearest loved one. To face their pain, to share their distress, the “Remainers” have the need to create new care tools: they then invent “Care and Consolation Centres”, a kind of empathic administration which will record the memory and the tears of the living. They look like community centres. They are populated by the wounded and by caregivers. People think and heal. Joy is also present in these spaces where our humanity is preserved. 

Fraternité, Conte fantastique is the second part of the Fraternité cycle, a process of creation that revolves around the single word, the single idea, fraternité, brotherhood. Other works in the cycle include Les Engloutis (2021), a short film co-produced by Les Films du Worso and Les Hommes Approximatifs; L’Enfance, la nuit, a show created at the Schaubühne in Berlin in 2022.


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FR, EN, AR, VI surtitrage FR, EN


Grande Salle


210', 20' intermission


Caroline Guiela Nguyen
avec l’ensemble de l’équipe artistique

Caroline Guiela Nguyen

Artistic collaboration
Claire Calvi

Alice Duchange

Costumes design
Benjamin Moreau

Light design
Jérémie Papin

Sound design
Antoine Richard

Video design
Jérémie Scheidler

Hugo Soubise
Manon Worms

Original music
Teddy Gauliat-Pitois
Antoine Richard

Dan Artus
Saadi Bahri
Boutaïna El Fekkak
Hoonaz Ghojallu
Maïmouna Keita
Elios Noël
Alix Petris
Vasanth Selvam
Hiep Tran Nghia
Anh Tran Nghia
Mahia Zrouki

Sets construction
Atelier du Grand T
Théâtre de Loire-Atlantique

Costumes design
Ateliers du Théâtre de Liège

Technical Director
Xavier Lazarini

General stage manager TN
Cédric Otte

Stage director TN
Ludovic John
Thomas Linthoudt

Communication, press
Coline Loger

Social management
Stéphane Triolet

Création Studio Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

Les Hommes Approximatifs

Production manager
Festival d’Avignon
Les Hommes Approximatifs

Odéon Théâtre de l’Europe, ExtraPôle Provence-Alpes- Côte d’Azur*, Comédie - CDN de Reims, Théâtre National de Bretagne, Théâtre National de Strasbourg, Châteauvallon Scène nationale, Théâtre de l’Union - CDN du Limousin, Théâtre Olympia CDN de Tours, MC2 : Grenoble, La Criée - Théâtre national de Marseille, Le Grand T théâtre de Loire- Atlantique, Célestins - Théâtre de Lyon, Comédie de Colmar - CDN Grand Est Alsace, La rose des vents - Scène nationale Lille Métropole Villeneuve d’Ascq, Le Parvis - Scène nationale Tarbes Pyrénées, Théâtre National de Nice, Théâtre du Beauvaisis - Scène nationale.

International co-production
PROSPERO - Extended Theatre**, Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, Théâtre de Liège, Les théâtres de la ville de Luxembourg, Centro Dramatico Nacional - Madrid, Dramaten - Stockholm, Schaubühne – Berlin, Teatro Nacional D. Maria II - Lisbonne, Thalia - Hambourg, Festival RomaEuropa,

Avec le soutien exceptionnel de la DGCA

With the participation of
Jeune théâtre National, Institut français Paris

*ExtraPôle Provence-Alpes- Côte d’Azur est une plateforme de production soutenue par la Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

** PROSPERO - Extended Theatre est un projet cofinancé par le programme Europe créative de l’Union européenne. Il accompagne l’ensemble du cycle Fraternité.

Le Rideau de saison, Maak & Transmettre · photos : Lucile Dizier, 2024