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Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

J’abandonne une partie de moi que j'adapte

Justine Lequette / Group NABLA

21.11 > 02.12.2017

 Deeply touched by the documentary film made by Edgar Morin and Jean Rouch in 1960, 'Chronique d’un été', the first French experiment in cinema vérité, Justine Lequette and the actors take up the film’s key questions, directed at passers-by, students, workers, employees and immigrants, whose interviews were sometimes continued in a more intimate setting. These questions, about happiness, life, work, utopias are now asked by them in a society which, fifty-seven years down the line, has stayed the same and, at the same time, has changed a great deal.

Putting these two periods into perspective, they also draw on documentary sequences by Pierre Carles, extracts from plays by Alexandra Badea and improvisations by the actors to focus on the meaning of our existence, in an aesthetic that, despite being inspired by real life situations, always develops a point of view and a playful dimension.


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Discussion after the show - 29.11.2017 - 30'




Salle Jacques Huisman




A project initiated and staged by

Justine Lequette
Collective writing


Rémi Faure, Benjamin Lichou, Jules Puibaraud, Léa Romagny

Light design
Guillaume Fromentin

Assistant Director
Ferdinand Despy

Project issued from

Solo Carte Blanche de l’ESACT


Création Studio Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

Group Nabla

With the support of

l’ESACT, La Chaufferie-Acte1, Festival de Liège

With the support of

Eubelius & Wallonie-Bruxelles International 

The performance J’abandonne une partie de moi que j’adapte includes:

- Extracts of Je te regarde by Alexandra Badea, represented and published by L’Arche Editeur.

- Texts of the films Attention Danger Travail and Volem Rien Foutre al pais directed by Pierre Carles, Christophe Coello and Stéphane Goxe and produced by C-P Productions.

- Texts and images of the documentary Chronique d’un été, directed by Jean Rouch and Edgar Morin and produced by Argos films.

© Dominique Houcmant/Goldo

Special thanks go to
Nathanaël Harcq, Annah Schaeffer, Astrid Akay et Jo De Leuw

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