Project Description


creation 2020 Talents Adami Théâtre

Conception Fanny de Chaillé
Text based on “Et la rue” from the book “divers chaos” by Pierre Alferi
With 10 graduates (year 2020) from the « Talents Adami Théâtre » initiative : Marius Barthaux, Marie-Fleur Behlow, Rémy Bret, Adrien Ciambarella, Maud Cosset-Chéneau, Malo Martin, Polina Panassenko, Tom Verschueren, Margot Viala and Valentine Vittoz
Assistant Christophe Ives
Journal writing Grégoire Monsaingeon
Sound and radio production Manuel Coursin
Technical direction and lights Willy Cessa
Production DISPLAY Isabelle Ellul
Duration 1h
Created in 2020 at Atelier de Paris / CDCN with the Festival d’Automne in Paris

The Talents Adami Théâtre scheme and the Festival d’Automne à Paris invites a director to work with young actors and actresses. This year, with Le chœur, Fanny de Chaillé gives them the opportunity to experience chorus work, based on the writing of the poet Pierre Alferi, and in doing so to rethink the place or statute of the actor.

Onstage, the ten actors and actresses form a chorus. A unity. A body. There is no identifiable protagonist nor attempt at individual personification, each of them forms part of a collective experience. In Fanny de Chaillé’s new show, part of the Talents Adami Théâtre scheme, the chorus becomes both the form and subject of the piece. Thanks to this initiative, past participants of which include Gwenaël Morin, Joris Lacoste and tg STAN, she will be passing on the fundaments of her practice to young performers and prompting them to question the relationship between stage and spoken word. This theme was already present in Désordre du discours, performed during the Festival in 2019, the background material for which was Michel Foucault’s inaugural lecture at the Collège de France. In Le chœur, her starting point is the work of the poet Pierre Alferi, and in particular his poem “Et la rue”, taken from his Divers chaos anthology. This form of writing, similar to a musical score, mixes political action with the metrical rhythm of the flow of poetry. Onstage a polymorphous form takes shape, and for which the actor or actress must take responsibility: that of the collective.


et la rue
le choeur
These extensions of the stage project are designed by the team during each rehearsal period.

Here are the numbers designed between the Atelier de Paris and the CND in Pantin in September and October 2020:

Production Association Display ; Adami ; Festival d’Automne à Paris
Coproduction and residence CN D Centre National de la Danse
In collaboration with l’Atelier de Paris / Centre de développement chorégraphique national
With the support of la Cité Internationale des Arts