In all times, men and women have stood against the current conformity, disrupting the social, religious or political beliefs of their eras. The price to pay for such audacity is often painful: arrest, torture or death are the result for these lives going against the tide.

Vladimir Steyaert shines a light on lives buried or disfigured by history. This project had as its genesis the discovery of Alan Turing’s life. Brilliant British scientist, Turing deciphered the Nazi codes at the height of the Second World War. Why was his legacy buried when his work was so instrumental in the Allied victory? Because he was a homosexual, an intolerable fact in the puritanism of the after war period.

Other figures join Turing. Giordano Bruno, a Dominican friar, died at the hands of the Inquisition in the 16th century; he supported Copernicus’ theories which led him to being burned at the stake. Camille Claudel paid dearly for her status as a women artist. She died in 1943 in an insane asylum in the Vaucluse, and her art, unrecognized in her lifetime finally saw the light of day during the eighties. Chelsea Manning, an American military analyst, was incarcerated for treason. Her crime: having made public classified Department of Defense documents detailing war crimes committed by the US Army in Iraq and Afghanistan. So many lives that resonate now as humanity tries to reinvent itself.

Info

  • Language

    fr, surtitles en

  • Venue

    Studio

  • Duration

    100’

  • Surrounding the show

    Introduction 08.10.2019 – 20:00 (15')

  • Discussion "Rencontre Constructeurs d’Histoires" 09.10.2019

  • See also...

    WORKSHOP / Moi, lanceur d’alerte

    Projet H.O.O.G

Cast

  • Concept, writing and directing
    Vladimir Steyaert

    Set design
    Rudy Sabounghi

    With
    Maïanne Barthès
    Christophe Brault
    Vincent Hennebicq
    François Sauveur

    Lighting
    Yann Loric

    Video design
    Ludovic Desclin

    Video assistant
    Camille Sanchez

    Sound design
    Jean-Christophe Murat

    Painting and plaster
    Stéphanie Denoiseux 

    Toile peinte
    Eugénie Obolensky 

    Set design and costumes intern
    Anne-Claire Cordier

  • Dramaturgical research
    Charles-Eric Petit

    Staging and directing intern
    Clémentine Vincent, Paul Canfori, Gilles Escoyez

     

    Création Studio Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

     

    Production
    Compagnie Vladimir Steyaert

    Co-production
    Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, Central- La Louvière

    With the support of
    La Chartreuse de Villeneuve-lez-Avignon et du Jeune Théâtre National

    Thanks
    Comédie Française, Opéra National de Bordeaux, Opéra de Monte-Carlo

    Sets construction and costumes
    Ateliers du Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

    With the support of 
    taxshelter.be, ING & tax-shelter du gouvernement fédéral belge

    La Compagnie Vladimir Steyaert est subventionnée par la Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, le Conseil Départemental de la Loire et la Ville de Saint-Etienne 

Calendar

  • Tuesday
    20:30
    Studio
    Introduction - 20:00
  • Wednesday
    19:30
    Studio
    Discussion "Rencontre Constructeurs d’Histoires" after show
  • Thursday
    20:30
    Studio
  • Friday
    20:30
    Studio
    Workshop "Moi, lanceur d'alerte" - 11:00
  • Saturday
    20:30
    Studio
    Workshop "Moi, lanceur d'alerte" - 11:00 / Concert Projet H.O.O.G - 23:00
  • Sunday
    15:00
    Studio
  • Tuesday
    20:30
    Studio
  • Wednesday
    19:30
    Studio

See also...

Backstage