Theater - 105'- fr

After a trilogy on the mechanics of profit and an offbeat lecture on the impotence of the politician towards the financial sector, Zoo Theatre continues its playwriting. With Points de rupture Françoise Bloch and her actors explore those moments when a person breaks with the system and/or the group in which they are situated to follow a different path.

Let’s remember the story of the frog. Plunged into a pot of water, the animal cooks slowly,  cradled by the pleasant warmth. It falls asleep and dies. Whereas, had it been dropped into boiling water it would have taken off, saved from a certain death. How do humankind or society measure up against this fable?

Burnout, rebellion, crisis, deep differences, the team questions these mutations and the oppression that precedes them or even provokes them. Up to what point does one support something? And when the center no longer holds, when one flees or completely erases the past, what are the consequences? Of what constitutes this “after”, this vibrant time/space where everything needs to be built, to be invented? A key moment since everything becomes possible.

Points de rupture is set writing. Like a trip that starts with a question which leads to another question(and then another), but during which, like one of those children’s games where sometimes you have to start all over again, the show features fragments of fictional texts, submissions based on documentary materials, improvisations by actors and videopieces.

Press

"Like the best political theatre, this gives no ready-made answers, but asks the right questions and teases the spectator’s intelligence lightly and with humour. In the end the message, like a leitmotif is this: to break with the system, you need "crazy" courage!"

"Françoise Bloch and her actors offer a show that tackles this extremely topical subject; but it’s also a transversal and timeless theme that touches on the conflicts between respect for humans and the unstoppable development of a capitalist and consumerist society."

"The staging is brilliant with all the furniture on wheels as in a crazy life where everything must constantly move so that nothing is settled. But there is at the back of the stage, a garage door, a possible exit door towards a haven of peace, of rest, a world that would take on the colours of solidarity. "

See the press review from the performances at the Théâtre National Wallonie Bruxelles

Cast

  • With
    Elena Doratiotto
    Jules Puibaraud
    Léa Romagny
    Aymeric Trionfo

    Direction
    Françoise Bloch

    Writing
    Elena Doratiotto and collective

    Faussaires Shakespeariens
    Françoise Bloch
    Jules Puibaraud
    Olivier Saccomano

    1st direction assistante
    Cécile Lecuyer 

    2nd direction assistante
    Louise D'Ostuni

    Artistic collaboration and Video Dramaturgy
    Yaël Steinmann

    Scenography & costumes
    Katrijn Baeten 
    Saskia Louwaard

    Light design
    Jean-Jacques Deneumoustier

    Musical improvisation
    Alberto Di Lena

    Technical direction, construction and light operator
    Marc Defrise

    Stage Manager
    Cédric Otte

    Video direction
    Frédéric Nicaise

    Sound operator
    Boris Cekevda

    Stage director
    Stéphanie Denoiseux

    Backup dramaturge and re-search workshops assistant
    Marie Devroux

  • Management of the research workshops 
    Caspar Langhoff

    Modest artistic contribution
    Raven Ruëll

    Directing trainee
    Marina Yerlès

    Production
    Daria Bubalo 
    Rachel Goldenberg

    Executive production
    Serafina Cutaia

    Sales management et développement 
    Habemus Papam - Cora-Line Lefèvre, Julien Sigard, en collaboration avec le Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

    Creation 
    Zoo Théâtre 

    Coproduction 
    Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, MARS-Mons arts de la Scène, L’ANCRE-Théâtre Royal de Charleroi, le Théâtre Jean Vilar de Vitry-sur-Seine, Wirikuta asbl, la COOP asbl et Shelter Prod 

    With support from
    Théâtre des 13 Vents-CDN de Montpellier, le soutien en production de taxshelter.be, ING,Tax-shelter du gouvernement fédéral belge

    With the participation of 
    Centre des Arts Scéniques, ESACT (École supérieure d’Acteurs de Liège)

    The compagnie Zoo Théâtre is supported by 
    Fédération Wallonie- Bruxelles, service des Arts de la Scène

    Françoise Bloch est artiste en compagnie à L’ANCRE/ Charleroi

    Zoo théâtre remercie NathanaëHarcq, Benoît Piret, Nathalie Garraud, Olivier Saccomano, Marie Szersnovicz, Romain David et Pierre Sartenaer pour leurs regards bienveillants et critiques, ainsi que Aline Farès, Ferdinand Despy, Gabriel Sparti, Baptiste Montagnier, Benjamin Op de Beeck, Jérôme Nayer, Clément Demaria, Lucien Collard et Vincent Bockx pour leurs interventions à divers moments du travail.

Touring

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