The New StageApproximate running time
1 hour 15 minutes, no intermission
Surprising and touching performance combining movement art, object theatre, the marionette, stage acting and video.
The Focus Company and the Chaliwaté Company came together to write and create a surprising and touching performance combining movement art, object theatre, the marionette, stage acting and video. It addresses the audience in a singular visual and poetic language, which grows from daily life, the personal and intimate experience, apparently ordinary things that, nonetheless, touch on universal values.
Between dreamlike fiction and factual reality, Dimanche paints a witty and tender portrait of humanity surprised by the uncontrollable forces of nature. The story is told in three acts, each act dealing with a different natural disaster and its direct consequences on the life of a family: the rise in global temperatures, the violence of hurricanes and the devastating impact of Tsunamis.
A family is about to spend their Sunday together, a family tradition. But the walls are shaking, strong winds and torrential rain rage outside and the storm has only just begun. Amidst this climatic chaos, the protagonists absurdly attempt to maintain a normal family life. In doing so, Dimanche observes the ingenuity and stubbornness of humans as they try to preserve their day-to-day habits, going to absurd extremes to keep up a sense of normalcy despite the chaos of an ecological collapse. Meanwhile, three travelling wildlife reporters are doing their best to document the apocalypse. They film, with what little equipment they have, Earth's last living species: three wild animals on the brink of extinction.
Cast / Performers
Julie Tenret, Sicaire Durieux, Sandrine Heyraud, Thomas Dechaufour, Shantala Pèpe / Christine Heyraud
Screenplay and directing:
Julie Tenret, Sicaire Durieux, Sandrine Heyraud
Stage Set Construction:
Zoé Tenret, Bruno Mortaignie (LS Diffusion), Sébastien Boucherit a Sebastien Munck
Puppets created by:
Waw ! Studios / Joachim Jannin and Jean-Raymond Brassinne
Puppet assistant creators:
Emmanuel Chessa, Aurélie Deloche and Gaëlle Marras
Guillaume Toussaint Fromentin
First assistant camera:
TV news filming:
Video set construction:
Zoé Tenret and Sébastien Munck
Jeff Levillain (Studio Chocolat-noisette) and Roland Voglaire (Boxon Studio)
Leonard Clarys with Isabelle Derr
Photo and video gallery
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