A table, three chairs, a radio, an armchair, a piano. A common room: a space to be together, a space where you are alone. A sanitized and calm place, where we listen to the time passing, where we wait. Every now and then a voice emerges from the silence: one resident humming a song, another recounting a memory. How do you bring 90 years of existence into a 15m2 room? What do we see of the world from this kind of place, this enclosure where time seems to have a hold only on bodies?

At the intersection between fiction and documentary, Home is inspired by scenes that the team observed in a nursing home in Ixelles. The three young actors inhabit these aging bodies, make them incarnate, and give us back the disquieting strangeness that is unique to these places. They face the joys and tragedies of everyday life. What to do when the green plants turn into a pine forest, the storm tears down the walls, and there is no one to serve the next meal?

Plunging into this atmosphere and this particular temporality, Home allows us to (re)discover something of our own experience of old age.

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Cast

  • Avec les voix des résidents du Home Malibran

    Direction
    Magrit Coulon

    With
    Carole Adolff
    Anaïs Aouat alternating with
    Alice Borgers
    Tom Geels

    Dramaturgy
    Bogdan Kikena

    Collaboration in physical work
    Natacha Nicora

    Sound
    Barbara Juniot

    Light
    Elsa Chêne

    Technical direction
    Michel Delvigne

  • Scenography
    Irma Morin

    Direction of Production
    Delphine Friquet
    Meryl Moens

    Production
    Festival de Liège, MoDul, Compagnie Wozu

    Co-production
    Maison de la culture de Tournai / maison de création, Théâtre National Wallonie- Bruxelles

    With help from
    Ministère de la Culture de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles - Service du Théâtre

    With support from
    l’INSAS, Fondation Marie-Paule Delvaux Godenne, L’Escaut Architecture, La Chaufferie- Acte1, La FACT, Le Théâtre des Doms, L’Ancre - Théâtre Royal, Le Bocal

    Special thanks to
    au personnel du Home Malibran, à Stéphane Olivier, Christine Grégoire, Michel Van Slijpe

Calendar

  • Wednesday
    20:30
  • Thursday
    20:30
  • Friday
    20:30
  • Saturday
    20:30
  • Tuesday
    20:30
    Introduction - 20:15
  • Wednesday
    20:00
    Discussion "Rencontre Constructeurs d’Histoires" after show
  • Thursday
    20:30
  • Friday
    20:30
  • Saturday
    20:30

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