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[ Cancelled ] Violences

Léa Drouet


Presentation: Kunstenfestivaldesarts & Charleroi danse in the frame of News From Home

Conception, writing and interpretation: Léa Drouet
Dramaturgy: Camille Louis
Set design: Élodie Dauguet
Original music: Èlg
Assistant director: Laurie Bellanca
Light design: Léonard Cornevin
Light control : Suzanna Bauer
Production, diffusion : France Morin, Cécile Perrichon – Arts Management Agency
Pictures © Élodie Dauguet / © Cindy Sechet

Delegate Production: Vaisseau
Coproduction: Nanterre-Amandiers, centre dramatique national, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Charleroi danse, centre chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, La Coop asbl
With the support of: Actoral – Festival & Bureau d’accompagnement d’artistes, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Service Interdisciplinaire, Wallonie-Bruxelles Théâtre/Danse, Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles Paris, Shelterprod,, ING and the Tax-Shelter of the federal government of Belgium, SACD

Residencies: Kunstencentrum Buda, Charleroi danse, [e]utopia, La Bellone House of Performing Arts, Montevideo

June 1942, shortly before the raffle in Vél d’Hiv in France. Mado is 10 years old; she crosses the dividing line between the occupied zone and the free zone with a group of strangers, without her parents. The group is accompanied by a smuggler, who Mado’s mother previously payed with some expensive textile. She crosses the border at night, and takes a train alone to Vichy, before being welcomed by a peasant family in Auvergne for several years. Starting from the story of Mado, her grandmother, Léa Drouet transports us in her new creation, Violences. In it, rather than representing direct violence, Léa works in showing the conditions that make it legitimate. Alone on stage, inside a sandbox, she builds and undoes architectures made of walls, landscapes, borders, through which the storytelling evolves. With a dramaturgy of resonances, the story of Mado rebounds in recent events – the story of Mawda, a 2-year-old Kurdish girl shot dead by a Belgian police officer in 2018 – that echo what contemporary violence and its forms of resistance can be. If usually sand is what absorbs all traces, often erasing traces of violence too, here it also holds the promises of future configurations, which Léa Drouet, alluding to a child who plays, experiments and presents before our very eyes.

Thu. 26.11.2020
Bruxelles - La Raffinerie
Fri. 27.11.2020
Bruxelles - La Raffinerie
Sat. 28.11.2020
Bruxelles - La Raffinerie
Sun. 29.11.2020
Bruxelles - La Raffinerie