For Territoires intimes, I choose to draw more deeply on elements from my personal world as well as from the performers' one, a blend of memories, dreams and reality, images and fantasy. The work is done in close association with all partners and performers taking part in the research process.
My objective is to make the characters exist through their memories' emotional atmosphere and tangible poetry. If memories are brought too suddenly in contact with theirs source, the poetic dimension might vanish.
Taking the bodies and personalities of the six performers as a starting point, the piece will try to materialise the motions of their inner, most secret thoughts. Their encounters and ties, their failed or impossible connections, the attractions they feel will all together weave the fabric of the piece. Six characters, six inner monologues whose curves follow and cross each other, echoing Marguerite Yourcenar's comment on Virginia Woolf's "The Waves”:
The characters are nothing more than seagulls on the edge of time's ocean, and the reminiscences, the dreams, the perfect and fragile concretions of human life seem like shells on the edge of a majestic eternal swell. (…) “The Waves” is a meditation on life, but it is also an essay on human solitude”.
Cast & credits
Choreography Michèle Noiret
Created and interpreted by Juan Benitez, François Brice, Barthélémy Manias, Michèle Noiret, Sarah Piccinelli, Ali Salmi
Artistic assistant and videast Fred Vaillant
Rehearsal assistant Fernando Martin
Original music and live sound processing Todor Todoroff
Sound recording assistant Aline Hubert
Scenography Wim Vermeylen
Lighting design Xavier Lauwers
Costumes Azniv Afsar
Language coach Paul Anrieu
Technical coordination Philippe Warrand
Lighting technician Marc Lhommel
Photography Sergine Laloux
Production and tour manager Alexandra de Laminne
Administration and coordination Cathy Zanté
Duration 80 min.
Executive producer Compagnie Michèle Noiret
Coproduction Le Théâtre Les Tanneurs, Le Vivat-Scène Conventionnée d’Armentières, Lille 2004 - Cultural Capital of Europe, Le Manège de Maubeuge-Scène Nationale, Le FestivalDanse à Aix 2004, La Maison des Arts de Créteil, Le Théâtre d'Angoulême-Scène Nationale.
In collaboration with La Ferme du Buisson, Scène Nationale de Marne-la-Vallée
With the support of Le Ministère de la Communauté française de Belgique-Service de la Danse, le Ministre-Président Hervé Hasquin and La Loterie Nationale.