El Porvenir - - - (2022)
El Porvenir chronicles the wanderings of the "New Gypsies", refugees of a new kind, forced to follow an endless journey through the rubble of a devastated Europe. Wandering through deserted landscapes, at random checkpoints and borders, to the mysterious room 411 of a disused Soviet hotel, the narrator recounts her exodus, a testimony of the anguish of her time for the use of future generations.
Text, conception and direction: Clément Bondu / Translation into Spanish: Sol Gil, with the support of ARTCENA - CONTXTO / Performer: Luz Quinn / Musical composition and interpretation: Cruz / Lighting design: Nicolas Galland / Lighting director: Magali Perel.
Production: Année Zéro / Co-production in Argentina: FIBA (Festival Internacional de Buenos Aires). This play is supported by the Institut Français d'Argentine and the French Embassy in Argentina. The text was translated by the Contxto program within the framework of the special program for the performing arts in Spanish-speaking South America, with the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, the French Ministry of Culture and the Institut Français. Duration: 55'.
Les Étrangers - - - (2021)
The Strangers follows the quest of Paul, a failed writer, in the footsteps of Ismael, an old friend and wandering poet who mysteriously disappeared a few months earlier. Traveling through lost space and time, Paul will take us on a journey of initiation, alongside Marianne, Aurore and Ida, drawing before our eyes the portrait of a European youth in the 21st century. From Paris to Berlin, from Naples to Moscow, from Sète to Tangier, the multi-voiced story is carried by an incantatory prose, making us lose all forms of reference between testimony, image, language and fiction.
Text & direction Clément Bondu / Assistant director Sarah Delaby-Rochette / Set design & costumes Charles Chauvet / Original music Jean-Baptiste Cognet / Lighting design, lighting control & general management Nicolas Galland / Assistant lighting designer Amandine Robert / Sound & video management Mathieu Plantevin / With Mona Chaïbi, Vanessa Fonte, Lisa Kramarz, Antonin Meyer-Esquerré (on video) and Mathieu Perotto / Translation of the text into Arabic Nassedine Chakir.
Les Étrangers is published by Allia.
Production Année Zéro / Coproduction Collectif En jeux (Occitanie), Théâtre Sorano (Toulouse), L'Estive - scène nationale de Foix et d'Ariège, Le Parvis - scène nationale Tarbes Pyrénées, Les Célestins - théâtre de Lyon, TMS - Sète scène nationale archipel de Thau, ScénOgraph scène conventionnée théâtre et théâtre musical St Céré-Figeac, L'Astrada - scène conventionnée art et territoire Marciac, l'Institut Français de Fès (Maroc). With the support of DRAC-Occitanie, région Occitanie and département du GErs, ThéâtredelaCité - CDN Toulouse Occitanie for the construction of the set in its workshops, La Chartreuse - Centre national des écritures du spectacle (Villeneuve-lez-Avignon), Théâtre de la Cité Internationale (Paris), Le center culturel les Etoiles de la Médina de Fès and the Ali Zaoua Foundation. With the artistic participation of: the ENSATT, the Jeune Théâtre National, the ESAD. With the support of the Fonds d'Insertion pour Jeunes Artistes Dramatiques, D.R.A.C. and Région Sud. This show receives the support of Occitanie en scène as part of its accompaniment to the Collectif En Jeux. Les Étrangers was created on November 9, 2021 at the Sorano Theater (Toulouse). Duration 2 hours.
Nous qui avions perdu le monde - - - (2019)
A contemporary odyssey brought to the stage by an eight-piece orchestra, Nous qui avions perdu le monde is the story of a quest with brutal and desperate colors, in search of a new fervor. The show is conceived in two parts: 1. The young man with the dirty sneakers. From the ghosts of the Balkans to Palestine, from Northern Europe to the wide open spaces of Latin America, the young man with the dirty sneakers seeks to reconcile himself with the sense of possibility. From his wanderings, the images scroll by, drawing a singular cartography through the countries. 2. The Farewells. Faced with the landscape of 21st century cities, dedicated to global capitalism, the journey gradually becomes an archaeology of memory, haunted by memories of communism, from Russia to Cuba, through China, the United States, Mexico, Mongolia, or Zanzibar, until it dissolves into the night of Europe. Like a secret call to desertion.
Text, conception and interpretation Clément Bondu / Composition Jean-Baptiste Cognet / Musicians : Jean-Baptiste Cognet - Guitars, piano / Aëla Gourvennec alternating with Elsa Guiet, Lydie Lefebvre, Amandine Robilliard - Cellos / Fanny Rivollier - Flute, synthesizer / Franck Rossi-Chardonnet - Guitar / François Morel - Bass, synthesizers / Yann Sandeau - Drums / Sound engineer Jenny Charreton - Mathieu Plantevin / Lighting design and general management Clémentine Pradier.
Nous qui avions perdu le monde is published by La Crypte.
Production Année Zéro / Coproduction L'Onde (Vélizy). With the help of the DRAC Ile de France, and the support of the Comédie de Reims-CDN, the 104-Paris, the Chartreuse - CNES and the Spedidam. The text and the score have benefited from the SACD Beaumarchais writing grant in 2016. Le jeune homme aux baskets sales was created on September 28, 2016 at La Chartreuse (Villeneuve-lez-Avignon). Les Adieux was created on March 28, 2019 at Théâtre de la Cité internationale (Paris). Duration : 4h with intermission.
L'Avenir - - - (2018)
A poem with prophetic accents and dark lyricism, L'Avenir tells the story of the wandering of the "New Gypsies", refugees of a new kind, forced to pursue an endless journey through the rubble of a devastated Europe. Wandering in the middle of deserted landscapes, at the chance of controls and borders, until the mysterious room 411 of a disused Soviet hotel, the narrator tells us about their exodus, a testimony of the worries of his time for future generations. A magnetic experience, bordering on hypnosis.
Text, conception and interpretation Clément Bondu / Musical composition and interpretation Jean-Baptiste Cognet and Yann Sandeau / Lighting design and general management Nicolas Galland / Sound management Mathieu Plantevin alternating with Jenny Charreton / Voice-over Isabel Aimé Gonzalez Sola.
Production Année Zéro / Coproduction L'Onde Théâtre-Centre d'art de Vélizy-Villacoublay. With the support of the City of Paris, Spedidam, Adami, Plateaux Sauvages, Montévidéo-Marseille, and the TNG of Lyon. Text winner of the ARTCENA creation aid, "plural dramaturgies" in 2017. The author benefited from a three-month writing residency in the Residencia de estudiantes in Madrid in partnership with the City of Paris and the French Institute of Madrid (2017). The author was in residence at Les Plateaux sauvages (Paris) between 2017 and 2019. L'Avenir was created on October 1, 2018 at Les Plateaux Sauvages (Paris). Duration 1h.