BôPEUPL [News of the human fleet]

Conception, direction Michel Schweizer

February 2nd and 3rd, 2021 (February 4th – cancelled)
Les 2 scènes, national theatre of Besançon

The need for this production is fuelled by the analyses and findings by philosopher Dominique Quessada about the changes affecting our relation to the other and the ambivalence of our current situation : to notice the growing evidence of our separation from the other and the critical need to acknowledge that we are not separated. Globalisation and the interconnection of economic phenomena are the most compelling proof of the system of interdependence and generalised interrelation in which we live.

BÔPEUPL will reunite augmented presences, subjects that could define tthemselves by a unique social stance, associated with an expertise related to the disciplinary fields of the arts and by a maturity based on a sum of shareable experiences.

It will be a community of new ignorant people, able to draw up an inventory of what was lost and to collectively guess the mutations still to come… I place the ignorant people among those who live on the fringes and find the resources to live a lifestyle and maintain a relation to the world that keep them closest to their true nature..

Michel Schweizer – October 2019

With Aliénor Bartelmé, Patrick Bedel, Marco Berrettini, Jérôme Chaudière, Frank Micheletti, Frédéric Tavernini.

Artistic assistant Cécile Broqua
Scenography Éric Blosse et Michel Schweizer
Vocal and musical coach Dalila Khatir
Photography Ludovic Alussi, Frédéric Desmesure, Antoine Herscher
Light design Éric Blosse
Sound design Nicolas Barillot
Stage manager Jeff Yvenou


2021 LA COMA Production

Coproducers Les 2 scènes, scène nationale de Besançon I La Ménagerie de Verre I Le Théâtre d’Arles scène conventionnée d’intérêt national, art et création – nouvelles écritures I CCN de Nouvelle-Aquitaine en Pyrénées Atlantiques – Malandain Ballet Biarritz I Scène nationale Carré-Colonnes/Bordeaux Métropole I La Manufacture, CDCN Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Bordeaux . La Rochelle I L’Onde Théâtre, centre d’art, scène conventionnée pour la Danse,Vélizy-Villacoublay I Espaces Pluriels, scène conventionnée danse, Pau I OARA (Office Artistique Nouvelle-Aquitaine) I Le ZEF, scène nationale de Marseille I Centre national de danse contemporaine, Angers dans le cadre de l’Accueil Studio I Centre chorégraphique national de Caen en Normandie dans le cadre d’une Bourse d’écriture

With the support of Les 2 scènes, scène national de Besançon I Centre national de danse contemporaine, Angers dans le cadre de l’Accueil Studio I Le Théâtre de l’Oiseau-Mouche I Centre Chorégraphique National Roubaix Hauts-de-France.

Photo by Frédéric Desmesure