On the left, on the Mediterranean terrace, seven musicians and a mezzo-soprano; on the stage, seven dancers; in the background, the large mirror shows extracts from Jean-Daniel Pollet’s film L’Ordre, which takes as its subject the last European leprosy colony on the island of Spinalonga, off the coast of Crete, at the crossroads of East and West.

Against a background of melodies by Vivaldi, medieval polyphonic chants and rebetiko – a music of spiraling oriental blues touched by gypsy accents – Ali and Hèdi Thabet build an intense performance, in which artistic forms mingle. With the words of Raimondakis, one of the people with leprosy and one of the island’s true characters, they associate a free interpretation of the myth of Narcissus, symbol of beauty, but also of love and exile. While questioning notions of normality, rejection and attraction, the two brothers create a dialogue between music, movement and the poetry of René Char. A total art that draws from the well of Greece, in the cradle of Europe, to explore the situation of the artist examining themselves as well as the condition of actor and spectator.

Info

  • Venue

    Grande Salle

  • Duration

    60'

Cast

  • Concept 
    Ali et Hèdi Thabet

    Dramaturgie 
    Hèdi Thabet

    Music direction 
    Ali Thabet 

    Scenography & costumes 
    Florence Samain 

    Lights 
    Ana Samoilovich 

    Sound & video 
    Aurélien Cros 

    Dancers
    Laida Aldaz Arrietta 
    Léa Dubois 
    Viktoria Antonova 
    Julia Färber 
    Benfury 
    Artémis Stavridi 
    Hèdi Thabet 

    Vocals
    Mehdi Ayachi 

    Lyric singer
    Catherine Bourgeois

  • Vocals, kanun
    Mourad Brahim

    Bouzouki
    Michalis Dimas 

    Violin
    Stefanos Filos 

    Clarinet, ney, laouto, vocals
    Ilias Markantonis

    Vocals, guitar
    Ioannis Niarchios

    Baglama vocals
    Foteini Papadopoulou

    Production manager 
    Etat d’esprit productions 

    Coproduction 
    Théâtre National de Wallonie-Bruxelles, les Théâtres de la ville de Luxembourg, Maison de la culture Amiens, ThéâtredelaCité - CDN Toulouse Occitanie, Maison des arts de Créteil, la Comète - Scène nationale de Châlons-en-Champagne, Théâtres en Dracénie - Draguignan, Etat d’esprit productions. 

    With the support of 
    Adami, la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, la Chaire Mahmoud Darwich/Bozar, la Villette-Paris

Calendar

  • Tuesday
    20:00
  • Wednesday
    19:30
  • Thursday
    20:00
  • Friday
    20:00
  • Saturday
    20:00