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.

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Cast

  • Concept, writing and directing
    Vladimir Steyaert

    Set & costume 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 

    Painted canvas
    Eugénie Obolensky 

    Set design and costumes intern
    Anne-Claire Cordier

    Dramaturgical research
    Charles-Eric Petit

    Stage Manager
    Cédric Otte

    Sound operator
    Pawel Wnuczynski

    Light operator
    Corentin Christiaens

  • Concept, writing and directing
    Vladimir Steyaert

    Set & costume 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 

    Painted canvas
    Eugénie Obolensky 

    Set design and costumes intern
    Anne-Claire Cordier

    Dramaturgical research
    Charles-Eric Petit

    Stage Manager
    Cédric Otte

    Sound operator
    Pawel Wnuczynski

    Light operator
    Corentin Christiaens

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

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