FAUVES

Conception, stage design and direction Michel Schweizer

Creation
10, 11, 12 and 13 november 2010
Théâtre national de Bordeaux en Aquitaine – Festival Novart, Bordeaux

« The theater is still a space favorable to training oneself to acknowledge other worlds, where listening and watching have managed to temporarily evade the everyday ebb and flow of our condition of being in the world.

This is how ten young people, a representative sample of youth, find themselves united in the context of performing an original kind of musical comedy. FAUVES will try to preserve the truth and spontaneity of their swaggering verticality, not yet totally in thrall (for the time being) to the logic of theatrical convention.

FAUVES then is an answer to the challenge of being a veritable experiment proposed to the public, an artistic process which insists on preserving the lively dimension of this community of young people in order to better remind ourselves of what we once were and what we have since become, in the turbulence of today’s mutations.

It is left up to the spectators to appreciate the savage, unbroken qualities of this joyful pride of wild cats which exists within the framework of a world order determined to neutralize their juvenile fervor through a subtle domestication of their souls. »

Michel Schweizer

With Robin Barde, Elsa Boyaval, Pierre Carpentey, Clément Chebli, Aurélien Collewet, Pauline Corvellec, Zahra Hadi, Lucie Juaneda, Elisa Miffurc, Davy Monteiro, Gianfranco Poddighe, Michel Schweizer

Artistic assistant Cécile Broqua
Light design Yves Godin
Vocal coach Dalila Khatir
Sound design Nicolas Barillot
Musical arrangement Gilles-Anthonie Thuillier
Graphic design Franck Tallon
Photography studio Ludovic Alussi
Stage photography Frédéric Desmesure
Stage manager Marc-Emmanuel Mouton

Production La Coma
Coproducers La Ferme du Buisson, scène nationale de Marne la Vallée I OARA – Office Artistique de la Région Aquitaine I TnBA – Théâtre national de Bordeaux en Aquitaine I Festival Novart Bordeaux 2010 I Espace Malraux scène nationale de Chambéry et de la Savoie I Le Manège de Reims scène nationale I Le Quartz scène nationale de Brest I Théâtre national de Chaillot, Paris I Conseil régional de Basse-Normandie I Kampnagel Hamburg I Les Subsistances – laboratoire international de création artistique, Lyon

Photo credit Frédéric Desmesure