Fantasticalité - In vivo theatre

fantasticalité ​

[In vivo théâtre]

The aim of this project is to explore the question of the fantastic in theatre, in its interaction between actors and music.

 L’atmosphère fantastique imprègne depuis longtemps les créations de la compagnie day-for-night, et se développe de plus en plus dans les dernières créations, notamment Nostalgie 2175, in a strong relationship with a musical dramaturgy that takes over part of the meaning and sensations.

Nous voudrions aujourd’hui approfondir cette question du fantastique tant du point de vue de l’acteur, de l’écriture scénique que du matériau textuel. Il s’agira d’explorer la dimension sonore à travers les notions de montage et de soundscape travaillée par Jacques Tourneur et Lynch à sa suite, et d’expérimenter comment les protocoles du cinéma fantastique peuvent se transposer au théâtre.

Fantasticalité - In vivo theatre au Festival Manifeste de l’Iracm au Théâtre de Genevilliers en juin 2023 ©Quentin Chevrier

 Tourneur et Lynch traitent la musique et le paysage sonore en continuité, ce qui est aussi notre cas, et nous y ajoutons une articulation avec la dimension du jeu d’acteur, et sa nécessaire interaction précise avec la musique et le vivant. 

This commitment to the subject of fantasy is linked to the desire to consider the contemporary world by moving away from a linear vision of history; ghosts, traces, departures from genealogies do indeed create spaces where temporality and geographies are recomposed.
It will therefore be a question of experimenting with the principles of precise articulation between acting, dramaturgy and music around this question of the fantastic, and developing a methodology for interaction between the living and the recorded, in order to find the limits of atmospheres and degrees of reality.

The suggested body of work will be that of Francophone women's writing, which, while not defining itself as fantasy, expands the boundaries of binary oppositions - visible/invisible; daytime/nocturnal; living/dead - and challenges our perceptual modalities. Starting with the universe of the author Ken Bugul, we noticed how rare female writing was within this body of work. It therefore seemed important to us to focus the project on these women and to explore this dimension of the female gaze, particularly as an escape from domination.

With the festival L'Univers des mots directed by Hakim Bah in Conakry and recent university research, we share the observation of a sort of blind zone with regard to these women's dramatic writings, so the researcher Amélie Thérésine will join us to build a repertoire of Afro-diasporic women authors and open up the field of this contemporary creation.

Two texts by French-speaking authors (Gaëlle Bien-aimé and Dodji do Rego) will be set to music by four composers and performed by the same group of actors, both students of the Conservatoire National Supérieur d'Art Dramatique and experienced actors. The composers will be supported by Nuria Gimenez Comas, composer, and the actors by Anne Monfort, director, and Laure Bachelier-Mazon, a playwright and a computer music director from Ircam.

The work will be presented at the T2G as part of Ircam's ManiFeste/In Vivo Théâtre Academy and will be carried out in partnership with the company day-for-night, the Theatre-Studio in Vitry and the Univers des mots festival in Conakry. 

Fantasticalité - In vivo theatre au Festival Manifeste de l’Iracm au Théâtre de Genevilliers en juin 2023 ©Quentin Chevrier

4th October | Call for young composers launched
25th October, 21st, 23rd et 30th November | working session with the actors of the CNSAD
Autumn 2022 | constitution of the repertoire of Francophone women authors
December 2022 | selection of young composers
Tuesday 10th January 2023 | working session of young composers at Ircam
From 6th to 10th March 2023 | working session with actors from the CNSAD
Monday 20th or Tuesday 21st March 2023 in T2G - Théâtre de Gennevilliers | preparatory workshop with all participants and professional actors
Monday 5th ou Tuesday 6th June 2023 | working session with young composers
From thursday 6th to thursday 13th April 2023 at Ircam & Studio Theatrer of Vitry | preparatory workshop with all participants
From monday 19th to friday 30th June 2023 at TG-Théâtre de Genevilliers | preparatory workshop with all participants and professional actors