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Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

On est sauvage comme on peut

Collectif Greta Koetz

21.01 > 01.02.2020
Theatre

A meal among friends. Lea plans it hoping for a pleasant evening. Thomas, her partner, is in a depression. It’s been months since he’s been to the office. So, the idea of greeting colleague Antoine, his wife Marie, and a third friend Sami, sounds like fun. But once the initial small talk is exhausted, the dinner veers towards the deeply frightening. Thomas makes a request both incongruous and terrible, plunging the get together into an abyss of folly.

On est sauvage comme on peut slips from realism to farce, and then from farce to tragedy. Borne through its desire to experiment with new liberating creative avenues, the Collectif Greta Koetz springs with glee from absurd humor to ferocity. As the improvisations succeed each other, it explores the tensions that can take over a meal and the power plays that engender them. Who has not felt the strange sensation of being trapped at a dinner table, forced to endure an endless evening colored by solitude and conventional social rules? From such a run-of-the-mill situation, Greta Koetz creates a theatrical laboratory. Steeped in inventiveness, sharp observation and reflections on what drives people in love and in friendship, the collective delivers a fascinating first show.

Calendar

  • - 20:30
  • - 19:30

    Discussion "Rencontre Constructeurs d’Histoires" after show

  • - 20:30
  • - 20:30
  • - 20:30
  • - 20:30

    Introduction - 20:00

  • - 19:30
  • - 20:30
  • - 20:30
  • - 20:30

Information

Language

fr

Venue

Salle Jacques Huisman

Duration

80’

Surrounding the show

Discussion "Rencontre Constructeurs d’Histoires" 22.01.2020

Introduction 28.01.2020 – 20:00 (15')

Cast

Premiere
02.02.2019 - Festival de Liège

 

Creation of
Collectif Greta Koetz

With
Marie Bourin
Antoine Cogniaux
Sami Dubot
Thomas Dubot
Léa Romagny

Singing coach
Jean-Pierre Urbano
Sami Dubot

Stage Manager 
Nicolas Marty

Sound design
Maxime Glaude

Production
Collectif Greta Koetz

Co-production
Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, Mars – Mons Arts de la Scène, Maison de la Culture de Tournai/Maison de Création, la Coop asbl et Shelter Prod

With the support of
la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (Service Théâtre), taxshelter.be, ING et du tax-shelter du gouvernement fédéral belge, de l’ESACT-Conservatoire royal de Liège, “Tremplin Pépites & Co” – L’ANCRE – Théâtre Royal, le Festival de Liège, le Festival “Ecoles de passage” – Metz – Théâtre des Doms Avignon, La Chaufferie-Acte 1.

Sets and costumes design
Ateliers du Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

 

The Greta Koetz Collective benefits from the support of Cie Artara as part of its activities to facilitate the entrance into the profession of young artists.

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