Theatre - 70' - fr

Deeply touched by the documentary film made by Edgar Morin and Jean Rouch in 1960, 'Chronique d’un été', the first French experiment in cinema vérité, Justine Lequette and the actors take up the film’s key questions, directed at passers-by, students, workers, employees and immigrants, whose interviews were sometimes continued in a more intimate setting. These questions, about happiness, life, work, utopias are now asked by them in a society which, fifty-seven years down the line, has stayed the same and, at the same time, has changed a great deal.

Putting these two periods into perspective, they also draw on documentary sequences by Pierre Carles, extracts from plays by Alexandra Badea and improvisations by the actors to focus on the meaning of our existence, in an aesthetic that, despite being inspired by real life situations, always develops a point of view and a playful dimension.


  • A project initiated and staged by
    Justine Lequette
    Collective writing

    Rémi Faure, Benjamin Lichou, Jules Puibaraud, Léa Romagny

    Light design
    Guillaume Fromentin
    Assistant Director
    Ferdinand Despy

    Project issued from
    Solo Carte Blanche de l’ESACT

    Création Studio Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

    Group Nabla

    With the support of
    l’ESACT, La Chaufferie-Acte1, Festival de Liège

  • Avec le soutien
    Eubelius & Wallonie-Bruxelles International 

    Le spectacle J’abandonne une partie de moi que j’adapte inclut des extraits de :
    - La pièce Je te regarde d'Alexandra Badea, représentée et publiée dans son intégralité par L’Arche Editeur.
    - textes des films Attention Danger Travail et Volem Rien Foutre al pais réalisés par Pierre Carles, Christophe Coello et Stéphane Goxe et produits par C-P Productions.
    - textes et images du film documentaire Chronique d’un été, réalisé par Jean Rouch et Edgar Morin et produit par Argos films.

    Remerciements particuliers à
    Nathanaël Harcq, Annah Schaeffer, Astrid Akay et Jo De Leuw