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Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

Depois do silêncio
Après le silence

Christiane Jatahy

16 > 18.11.2022

Although we may consider large-scale slavery as part of a colonial approach, as a closed chapter in history, the ramifications of its impact continue to unfold and to fuel structural racism, generating deep social inequalities that still affect bodies and maintain systemic racism. This is observable particularly in Bolsonaro’s Brazil.

Loosely adapted from the best-selling novel Torto Arado by Itamar Vieira Junior (2019) and the iconic film Cabra marcado para morrer by Eduardo Coutinho (1984), Depois do silêncio follows the struggle of three women for their community, their land, their freedom and their culture.

Far from offering only disturbing fiction, Christiane Jatahy presents the most beautiful of reverse shots: a splendid cinematographic and documentary exploration in the region of Chapada Diamantina, in Bahia, the very place where the action of the novel unfolds. Juxtaposing live action shots and presence on set – two actresses as well as a woman from the Chapada Diamantina community and an actor who is also a musician, all of Afro-Brazilian origin – Jatahy offers a device that blurs the boundaries between theatre, cinema and installation. Between past and present, reality and fiction, she thus completes her Trilogie des horreurs (Trilogy of Horrors) after Entre chien et loup (Between Dog and Wolf) and Avant que le ciel tombe (Before the Sky Falls).

Christiane Jatahy was awarded the Golden Lion for Theatre at the 2022 Venice Biennale for her entire theatrical work.

Coproduction Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles


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Direction and Text
Christiane Jatahy

Gal Pereira
Lian Gaia
Juliana França
Aduni Guedes et, dans le film, la participation des résident·es des communautés de Remanso et Iúna - Chapada Dimantina/Bahia/Brésil D’après le roman « Torto Arado » d’Itamar Vieira Junior publié par LeYa

Artistic collaborator, set and lighting
Thomas Walgrave

Collaboration on the script
Gal Pereira
Lian Gaia
Juliana França
Tatiana Salem

Ana Maria Gonçalves

Original music
Vitor Araujo et
Aduni Guedes

Sound design et mixage
Pedro Vituri

Preta Marques

Video system manager
Julio Parente

Photo and camera
Pedro Faerstein

Assistant Camera
Suelen Menezes

Sound design (film)
Joao Zula

Video Editing (film)
Mari Becker
Paulo Camacho

Assistant director
Caju Bezerra

Physical preparation
Dani Lima

Leandro Barreto

Stage director & Sound operator
Diogo Magalhaes

Video direction
Alan de Souza

Assistant production Rio de Janeiro
Divino Garcia

Claudia Petagna

Head of Production
Rio de Janeiro Claudia Marques

Head of Production & touring
Henrique Mariano

Cia Vertice - Axis productions Coproduction Schauspielhaus Zürich, CENTQUATRE-PARIS, OdéonThéâtre de l’Europe – Paris, Wiener Festwochen, Piccolo Teatro di Milano – Teatro d’Europa, Arts Emerson – Boston, Riksteatern-Sweden, Théâtre Dijon-Bourgogne CDN, Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, Théâtre populaire romand – Centre neuchâtelois de arts vivants La Chaux-de-fonds, DeSingel – Antwerp, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm – Frankfurt am Main GmbH, Temporada Alta Festival, Centro Dramatico National – Madrid

Contient des références et des images de Cabra marcado para morrer d’Eduardo Coutinho, production Mapa filmes

Christiane Jatahy est artiste associée au CENTQUATRE-PARIS, à l’Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe, Schauspielhaus Zürich, Arts Emerson Boston et au Piccolo Teatro di Milano – Teatro d’Europa. La Compagnie Vertice – Axis Production est soutenue par la Direction régionale des affaires culturelles d’Île-de-France - Ministère de la Culture France.

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