►Durée : 30' /
hasn’t imagined ditching everything in their life and escaping overnight, far
away, leaving nothing behind? Some people have done just that. In Japan, around
100,000 people disappear deliberately this way every year. The young director Lara
Ceulemans has collaborated with the Belgian writer Thomas Depryck (winner of
the international writer’s prize at Heidelberger Stückemarkt 2016) to
investigate this strange social phenomenon and what it implies: departure,
flight, revolt, the need for radical change, uprooting, identity. Through all these topics, the play also tells
the story of those who remain, who seek, who despite themselves have to live in
absence. Disappearing is a right, but how to accept such a radical decision?
The gaze of those who remain, facing those who decide to obliterate themselves.
form in which this is offered to the Festival Factory is a description of the
project, from its initial conception to the writing, in which Lara Ceulemans,
together with some actors, will read extracts from the text, try to explain her
process as best she can and show some images taken from the short film made for
the show, rehearsals for which will start in March 2017.
Creation at Mars, Mons arts de la scène: from 25 to 27 April 2017
At Théâtre National/Wallonie-Bruxelles: from 9 to 13 May 2017
Direction: Lara Ceulemans / Writing: Lara Ceulemans and Thomas Depryck / Assistant and Script: Amandine Vandenheede / Actors: Rita Belova, Adrien Drumel, Marouan Iddoub, David Scarpuzza, Marie-Charlotte Siokos / Video: Dimitri Petrovic and Maxime Jennes Music: Gabriel Govea Ramos (AsideB), Thomas Raa (AsideB) / Lighting creation: Renaud Ceulemans / Stage design: Renaud Ceulemans and Zoé Ceulemans / Costumes: Zoé Ceulemans / Production assistance: Sarah Sleiman /MoDul / Production: Théâtre National/Brussels, Manège. Mons / A Les Meutes asbl production, jointly with the Théâtre National and Mars - Mons Arts de la Scène, in collaboration with MoDul asbl, support from the Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles - Service Théâtre / ©Todd Hido/ Edge Reps.