Théâtre National

Arctique

Anne-Cécile Vandalem / Das Fräulein (Kompanie)

Tickets

Création Studio TN

Anne-Cécile Vandalem was already interested in Denmark, as can be seen by Tristesses . She currently has a passion for Greenland, and the legendary Northwest Passage which can now be visited by cruise ships due to climate change and ice melt.

In 2025, we are on board the Arctic Serenity, a luxury ship being towed to Greenland, where it will be converted into a hotel for wealthy tourists. Seven clandestine passengers hiding on a cruise ship find out they are being conspired against; they have been made to disappear.

True to her love of political thrillers, Anne-Cécile Vandalem gradually reveals the various strategies and manipulative manoeuvres which will cause the ship to run aground. Through video projection and storytelling, we will discover the past of these characters and the events that lead to their demise.

[BACKSTAGE]

Portrait Cécile Vandalem, the director

Info

Language

FR > EN

Duration

2h10 without intermission

Kids

12+

Venue

Grande Salle

Discussion after the show - 24.01.2018 - 30'

Cast

With

Frédéric Dailly, Guy Dermul, Eric Drabs, Véronique Dumont, Philippe Grand’Henry, Epona Guillaume, Zoé Kovacs, Gianni Manente, Jean-Benoit Ugeux, Mélanie Zucconi

Conception, writing, direction

Anne-Cécile Vandalem

Set design

Ruimtevaarders

Dramaturgy
Nils Haarmann, Sarah Seignobosc

Original music and sound design
Pierre Kissling

Lighting design
Enrico Bagnoli

Sound engineering
Antoine Bourgain

Video design, direction of photography, operator
Federico D’Ambrosio

Edition
Yannick Leroy

Operator
Léonor Malamatenios, Lou Vernin

Costume design
Laurence Hermant

Make-up, hair and special effects
Sophie Carlier

Props design
Fabienne Müller

Technical direction and production management
Damien Arrii, Benoit Ausloos, Marc Defrise

Assistant director
Sarah Seignobosc

Video management
Frédéric Nicaise

Light management
Isabel Scheck, Léonard Clarys

Sound management
Théo Jonval, Cédric Otte

Stage management
Julien Desmet, Clara Pinguet, Baptiste Wattier

Paintings, decoration
Laurie Crochelet, Eugénie Obolensky, Alberto Sebastiani

Construction, woodwork, ironwork
Julien Desmet, Joachim Hesse, Pierre Jardon, Laurent Notte, Yves Philippaert, Dominique Pierre, Bruno Verlaet

Confection costumes
Nicole Moris, Nathalie Willems

Dresser
Jeanne Wintquin

Puppet conception
Kirsty Durman   

Intern stage management
Clara Pinguet

Puppet coach
Patrick Gautron

Bear patina
Raphaëlle Debattice

Wigs design
Séverine Martin

Intern production management
Clara Pinguet

Intern director’s assistantship
Sophie Jalet, Anthony Rossi

Intern costumes and make-up
Elisabeth Bosquet

Intern video
Léonor Malamatenios

Intern paintings, decoration
Anna Galy, Camille Collin, Marie Menzaghi

Intern costume’s confection
Pauline Aschoff, Alice Barbier

Intern woodwork
Jani Afar

Catering
Michel Jurowicz, Atlantiko Catering & Events

Press management (Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles)
Sophie Dupavé

Press management (France)
Flore Guiraud, Louise Dubreuil, Dorothée Duplan

Graphic design
Sylvie Goncalves / Miam’s

Translation (English) and surtitles
Frédéric Génicot/ Babel Subtitling, Claire Wilcock

Translation (Russian)
Maria Gorkovskaya,Thomas Devos 

Production Assistantship
Daria Bubalo

Tour management
Marie Charrieau

Executive production
Audrey Brooking 

Extras
Anne-Laure Armand, Damien Arrii, Louise Bailly, Yasin Bazah, Ghislaine Broeckaert, Valérie Colin, David Cordowisk, Inge Decooman, Sophie Deraemaeker, Mario Domlis, Aurélie Doutriaux, El Morahet El Hadi, Nell Geeraerd, Cécile Hoornaert, Jean-Baptiste Maxime, Kerlou Maxime, Nasrine Kheltent, Océane Kins, Chantal Kissling, Louis-Karl Kovach, Lisa-Charlotte Lardeau, Marie Maes, Céline Martin, Dominique Michiels, Nathalie Mignano, Emilie Minguet, Elise Moreau, Peggy Nachon, Louisa Nguyen Arribas, Antoine Plaisant, Jessica Rampelberg, Stéphane Rimbert, Françoise Schmidt, Gautier Simon, Diané Souleymane, Alyssa Tzavaras, Anne-Marie Vandendries, Jean-Luc Vangasen, Laurens Von Doesburg.

Music

"ANYONE WHO KNOWS WHAT LOVE IS"
(Judith Arbuckle / Pat Sheeran / Jeannie Seely / Randy Newman) Interprété par l'Arctic Serenity Band ℗ Emi Music - Publ.(Belgium)Sa

"SWEET DREAMS" (Don Gibson) Interprété par l'Arctic Serenity Band ℗ Sony-Atv Music Publ. (Belgium) Bv

"WAY DOWN IN THE HOLE" (Tom Waits) Interprété par l'Arctic Serenity Band ℗ Hans Kusters Music

Creation
Das Fräulein (Kompanie) (Be), Studio Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles (Be)

Producer
Das Fräulein (Kompanie) (Be)

Coproducers
Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles (Be), Théâtre de Namur (Be), Théâtre de Liège (Be), MARS/Mons Arts de la scène (Be), Volcan-Scène nationale du Havre (Fr), L’Odéon – Théâtre de l’Europe (Fr), Les Théâtres du Luxembourg (Lu), Comédie de Reims  - Festival Reims Scènes d’Europe (Fr), Comédie de Caen – Festival les Boréales (Fr), Espace Jean Legendre, Théâtre de Compiègne – Scène nationale de l’Oise en préfiguration (Fr), Les Célestins - Lyon (Fr), La Coop asbl & Shelter Prod (Be)

Set-up and costumes construction
Workshop of the Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

Supports
ING, tax shelter du gouvernement fédéral de Belgique, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles / Service Théâtre

Thanks
Gaëtan d’Agostino, Flemming Andersen, Philippe Blasband, Tonin Bruneton, Anne-Pascale Clairembourg, Joren De Cooman, Nicolas Dubois, Jennifer Fernandez, Céline Gaudier, Adèle Grégoire, Thierry Gracin, Greenpeace,  Benoit Hennaut, Lady Monsters, Fréderic Lasserre, Sebastien Monfè, Florence Minder,  Stéphane Olivier, Benoît Roland, Dominique Roodthooft, Marilou Kissling, Vincent Pinckaerts, SDWorks, Xavier Van Aerssen, Françoise Vandalem,  Arié van Egmond, Michel Van Slype, Florian Vuille, Walter Vos.

© Christophe Engels