Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

Je crois que dehors c’est le printemps

Gaia Saitta
Giorgio Barberio Corsetti

16 > 26.11.2022
Theater

“They’re playing with friends, I will take them to school tomorrow morning. You’ll go get and them. It was January 30, 2011. I never saw them again.”

Of Italian origin, married, Irina lives in Switzerland. One day, the father of her six-year-old twin daughters decides to take them away. A few days later, the lifeless body of the father is found – he committed suicide – but the girls are missing.

Gaia Saitta and Giorgio Corsetti take hold of this news item – out of which the Italian journalist Concita de Gregorio has created a poignant book – less to retell it than to look beyond it, to capture the breath of resistance, the dazzling poetry of the one who remains.

In a human approach, Gaia Saitta, alone on stage, invites spectators to accompany her, to take on a discreet role on the set, thus giving substance to the story, to Irina’s emotions. Whether they are questioned and/or filmed live, they underline the modesty of the actor’s interpretation and, beyond that, the power of Irina. Powerful with an attention to life. Powerful with a right to happiness that she must reclaim. Because there is the essence of humanity, Irina’s almost “scandalous” beauty: accepting to be touched by love again.

Gaia Saitta is an associate artist at the Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles.

Création Studio Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles
Coproduction Les Halles de Schaerbeek

Calendar

Information

Language

fr, surtitrage en

Duration

90’

Venue

Salle Jacques Huisman

Cast

Direction
Gaia Saitta
Giorgio Barberio Corsetti

With
Gaia Saitta

Text  
Concita de Gregorio

Stage adaptation
Gaia Saitta

Scenography
Giuliana Rienzi

Dressmaker
Frédérick Denis

Light Design
Marco Giusti

Sound design
Tom Daniels

Video
Igor Renzetti

Co-production
Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, Les Halles de Schaerbeek, If Human (Bruxelles), Le Manège – Scène Nationale de Maubeuge

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