Work in progress. Guest performance from Téâtre de Liège, Belgium.
Sortir du noir was designed by film makers Mary Jimenez and Bénédicte Liénard. This work involves a sharp and sensitive reflection on the reality of migratory flows and in particular by the question of the duty of burial. The presentation of Sortir du noir will take place in a space where the spectator will be close to the actor, including him in the scenography, thus creating a form of travel. The scenographer Sabine Theunissen will work to include the audience in an intimate reflection on the question of burial, the soil strewn with sand, projections of sea on the walls, etc. to immerse yourself fully in the sensitive and powerful universe of the two directors.
The presentation will include a sample of the stories collected in Tunisia as well as other testimonials collected by the two project leaders. The show will be intentionally short in order to best convey the intensity of the subject, creating an intimate situation without creating discomfort. The notion of an interaction between image, sound and live performance will be at the service of the delicate subject of the burial duty. The show will mix images and stories to best represent this reflection. The theatre stage becomes a place of speech for the forgotten.
Sortir du noir is Téâtre de Liège's contribution to the European project "Atlas of Transitions - New geographies for a cross-cultural Europe" which is a collaboration between theaters and artists in Sweden, France, Belgium, Poland, Italy, Greece and Albania.
The Atlas of Transitions Project is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.
Filmmakers and directors Bénédicte Liénard, Mary Jimenez With Estelle Franco, Jaouad Alloul Set design Sabine Theunissen Images and video editing Bénédicte Liénard, Mary Jimenez Video designer Aliocha Van der Avoort General technical manager Kevin Jaspar Production DC&J Création In partnership with Théâtre de Liège