Showgirl

Marlène Saldana & Jonathan Drillet

Belgishe premiere — Solo — Freely adapted from Showgirls, by Paul Verhoeven (1995)

De : Marlène Saldana & Jonathan Drillet
Avec : Marlène Saldana 

Création musicale : 
Julia Lanoë 

Scénographie : Sophie Perez 

Sculpture : Daniel Mestanza

MIix : Krikor

Création costume, maquillage et perruque : 
Jean-Biche

Lumière : Fabrice Ollivier

Son : Guillaume Olmeta
Assistant : Robin Causse 

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Production : The United Patriotic Squadrons of Blessed Diana

Coproduction : Charleroi danse, CDN Nanterre-Amandiers, CCN de Caen, Comédie de Caen – CDN de Normandie, Théâtre Saint Gervais Genève, Les SUBS Lyon, La Rose des Vents – Scène nationale Lille Métropole Villeneuve d’Ascq, TAP- Poitiers Scène nationale, Comédie – CDN de Reims
Coproduction : Charleroi danse, CDN Nanterre-Amandiers, CCN de Caen, Comédie de Caen – CDN de Normandie, Théâtre Saint Gervais Genève, Les SUBS Lyon, La Rose des Vents – Scène nationale Lille Métropole Villeneuve d’Ascq, TAP- Poitiers Scène nationale, Comédie – CDN de Reims

We are already familiar with Marlène’s versatility on stage, switching easily between dance and theatre alongside the likes of Boris Charmatz and the ZEREP company, and more than anything recognise her incredible talent; we know that Jonathan has worked with Raimund Hoghe, Phia Ménard and Jonathan Capdevielle.
The two have a knowledge of the stage that would make any actor blanch. Together they have drawn inspiration from Paul Verhoeven’s film Showgirls, which in a short time went from being roundly panned to becoming a cult film.
The screenplay explores the trials and tribulations of Nomi, a dancer lost in a Las Vegas strip club, and provides the pretext for Saldana and Drillet to conjure up the tough reality of female dancers being exploited and exposed to the humiliation and violence hidden behind the show’s sequins.
Unaware of lurking dangers, every trick of this official art form of Vegas casinos has to be played and the unlikeliest dances fearlessly tackled. That’s what this Showgirl promises us today.

Thu. 21.10.2021
20:30
Brussels - Raffinerie
Biennial
biennale
±1h15