Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

Désobéir

Julie Berès

13 > 19.02.2022
Theater

Four determined young women have at a black wall to urgently inscribe this word as a rallying cry: “Disobey”. One after the other and then together, with a powerful voice, they describe their daily lives. With their stories and with dancing, they wrench “breaths of freedom” from the various oppressive systems: traditions, religion, men and family. 

The play is the result of interviews Julie Berès, Kevin Keiss and Alice Zeniter conducted with immigrant women – from Kabylia, Iran, Turkey and Cameroon. A meticulous work, enriched by the actors’ own words, to take stock of their admissions, their memories and their ambivalences. From this kaleidoscope of yearnings, but also of rebellions against machismo and racism they raised a fundamental question: how to invent oneself or re-invent oneself as a woman beyond social or cultural determinism? 

The strength of the bodies and the realism of the stories reveal an intimate history, that of needing to refuse certain legacies to better explore one’s dreams. A flamboyant chorus that probes the universality of the feminine through stories vibrant with authenticity.

Calendar

  • - 15:00
  • - 20:00
  • - 19:30

    Discussion "Rencontre Constructeurs d’Histoires" after show

  • - 20:00
  • - 20:00
  • - 20:00

Information

Language

FR

Venue

Salle Jacques Huisman

Duration

75'

Cast

Conception & direction 
Julie Berès 

With 
Ava Baya 
Lou-Adriana Bouziouane 
Charmine Fariborzi 
Séphora Pondi 

Alternating with
Sonia Bel Hadj Brahim 
Déborah Dozoul 
Bénicia Makengele 

Text 
Julie Berès 
Kevin Keiss 
Alice Zeniter 

Body work
Jessica Noita  

Scenography 
Marc Lainé 
Stephan Zimmerli 

Dramaturgy 
Kevin Keiss

Costumes 
Elisabeth Cerqueira 

Sound Design
David Ségalen 

Light design 
Laïs Foulc 

Video design 
Christian Archambeau 

Stage manager TN
Benoît Ausloos

Light operator TN (poursuite)
Corentin Christiaens

Production manager 
Compagnie les Cambrioleurs précédemment le Théâtre de la Commune - CDN d’Aubervilliers 

With the support of 
Fonds de Dotation Agnès Troublé dite Agnès B., du FIJAD, Fonds d’Insertion pour les Jeunes Artistes Dramatiques, DRAC et Région Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur. 

La Compagnie les Cambrioleurs est conventionnée par le Ministère de la Culture / DRAC Bretagne, par la Région Bretagne et par la Ville de Brest, et est soutenue pour ses projets par le Conseil Départemental du Finistère.