Théâtre National

Le Présent qui déborde

O Agora que Demora - Notre Odyssée II

d’après Homère, Christiane Jatahy

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Brazilian cinematographer and director, Christiane Jatahy made a strong impression with What if They Went to Moscow?, an exceptional adaptation of Chekov’s Three Sisters.

Devastated by the migrant crisis which has shaken the world and the resurgence of nationalism which feeds off of it, Christiane Jatahy has based her current production on this burning topic. She situates it in the world of Homer’s Odyssey. A new work in two parts: Ithaca, part of the 18/19 season at the Théâtre National, brought us back to Odysseus’ tribulations. Shipwrecked on Calypso’s island, Odysseus dreams of getting home. This irrepressible need to return to one’s origins is felt by many people, tossed onto the road in the hope of better days.

In Le Présent qui déborde, Christiane Jatahy shows us the travels of real contemporary Odysseus. Men and women who bear witness to exile, resonating with the emotions of Homer’s Odysseus. From Palestine to Lebanon, passing through Greece, South Africa and Brazil, she met with these “suspended” lives in refugee camps. Pain forbids memory. The hardships will continue tomorrow, will continue in the future. Thus their lives are uniquely in the present tense.

Between theatre and film, Le Présent qui déborde plunges the spectators into the story. They are invited, without realizing it, to weave the threads of today, the threads of the world.

Image
©Paulo Camacho

Info

Language

multilingual, surtitles fr, en

Venue

Grande Salle

Duration

120’

Surrounding the show

Introduction 01.10.2019 – 19:45 (15')

Cast

Premiere
02.05.2019 - SESC, São Paulo

European premiere
05.07.2019 - Festival d’Avignon

 

Author
Christiane Jatahy

Based on
L’Odyssée d’Homère

With
Abbas Abdulelah Al’Shukra
Abdul Lanjesi
Abed Aidy
Adnan Ibrahim Nghnghia
Ahmed Tobasi
Bepkapoy
Blessing Opoko
Corina Sabbas
Emilie Franco
Faisal Abu Alhayjaa
Fepa Teixeira
Frank Sithole
Iketi Kayapó
Irengri Kayapó
Ivan Tirtiaux
Jehad Obeid
Joseph Gaylard
Jovial Mbenga
Kroti
Laerte Késsimos
Leon David Salazar
Linda Michael Mkhwanasi
Maroine Amimi
Mbali Ncube
Melina Martin
Mustafa Sheta
Nadège Meden
Nambulelo Meolongwara
Noji Gaylard
Ojo Kayapó
Omar Al Sbaai
Phana
Pitchou Lambo
Pravinah Nehwati
Pykatire
Ramyar Hussaini
Ranin Odeh
Renata Hardy
Vitor Araújo
Yara Ktaish

 

Concept, staging and direction (movie)
Christiane Jatahy

Artistic adviser, set design and lighting
Thomas Walgrave

Director of photography
Paulo Camacho

 

Music
Domenico Lancelotti
Vitor Araujo

Sound design
Alex Fostier

Company collaboration and coordination
Henrique Mariano

Production and touring
Daphné Seale
Juliette Thieme

 

Staging (film) Christiane Jatahy, Paulo Camacho

Cameraman (film) Paulo Camacho

Second camera (film) Thomas Walgrave

Mixage (film) Breno Furtado, Pedro Vituri

Stage manager Benoît Ausloos

Video direction Matthieu Bourdon

Light operator Juan Borrego

Sound operator David Defour

The all team of the Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

 

Palestine

Local production – Jénine
The Freedom Theatre – Ahmed Tobasi, Mustafa Sheta

Sound operator
Issa J Qumsyeh

 

Lebanon

Sound operator – Beyrouth / Vallée de la Vallée de la Beqaa
Nour Salman

Lokal translator
Hiba Hussein

 

Greece

Local production – Athènes
Daphné Tolis

Sound operator
Emmanuil Manousakis

 

South Africa

Local production – Johannesburg
Outreach Foundation – Linda Michael Mkhwanasi, Malvin Phana Dube, Gérard Bester

Sound operator
Paul Van Zyl

 

Brazil

Local production – Amazonie
Rafael Cabral, Clara Aruac

Sound operator
Breno Furtado

 

Création Studio Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

 

Production
Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, SESC São Paulo

Co-production
Ruhrtriennale (Allemagne), Comédie de Genève (Suisse), Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe (France), Teatro Municipal São Luiz (Portugal), Festival d’Avignon (France), Le Maillon-Théâtre de Strasbourg Scène européenne (France), Riksteatern (Suède), Temporada Alta (Espagne).

Sets construction and costumes
Ateliers du Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

 

Christiane Jatahy is an international associate artist in Centquatre-Paris/France, at the Odéon-Théâtre de l'Europe and the Schauspielhaus Zürich (Zwitserland).

 

With the support of
The Freedom Theatre (Palestine), Outreach Foundation (South Africa)

With the international support of

Ambassade du Brésil en France, Ambassade de France au Brésil, Bureau de représentation du Brésil à Ramallah, Ambassade du Brésil au Liban, Ambassade du Brésil en Grèce, Ambassade de Belgique au Liban