On stage, two Senegalese and two Belgian actors want to tell us this modern-day tale in which they unwittingly
appear as characters. Their fates and their stories intersect.

Black Clouds tells of the scams organised by cybercriminals from the Ivory Coast, the “brouteurs” (grazers) or web scammers who enter into virtual romantic relationships with Westerners or who cunningly swindle money all over the world from their bases on the African continent. The Internet becomes a meeting place for people in distress and a forum for manipulation.

The production also deals with sex tourism, that recolonisation of the body, and with the North-South digital divide. It explores the ambivalent nature of that virtually unmonitored, secret tool (the deep web, the darknet) that is, at one and the same time, a vehicle for emancipation and enslavement, for information that brings freedom and domination through propaganda or brainwashing.

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Cast

  • Text & direction

    Fabrice Murgia

    With

    Valérie Bauchau, Fatou Hane, El Hadji Abdou Rahmane Ndiaye, François Sauveur

    Dramaturgy assistant

    Vincent Hennebicq

    Assistant

    Vladimir Steyaert

    Video design

    Giacinto Caponio

    Assistant

    Dimitri Petrovic & Ledicia Garcia

    Light design

    Emily Brassier

    Sound design

    Maxime Glaude 

    Costumes

    Emilie Jonet

    Interns

    Emma Depoid, Camille Sanchez

  • Light

    Aurélie Perret

    Sound

    Sébastien Courtoy

    Video

    Dimitri Petrovic

    Stage Manager

    Marc Defrise

    Production

    Cie Artara

    Coproduction

    Fondazione Campania dei Festival – Napoli Teatro Festival Italia, Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, Théâtre de Namur, Manège. Mons, Théâtre de Grasse, Comédie de Saint-Etienne - Centre dramatique national 

    In collaboration with
    Fotti

    With the support of
    Eubelius

    ©Dominique Houcmant/Goldo

Calendar

  • Wednesday
    19:30
  • Thursday
    20:15
  • Friday
    20:15
  • Saturday
    20:15

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