Project Description

LES GRANDS

Conception : Fanny de Chaillé
Text : Pierre Alferi

With (at the creation) :
adults : Margot Alexandre, Guillaume Bailliart, Grégoire Monsaingeon
adolescents : Ulysse Genevrey, Pierrick Grillet, Elisa Mollier Sabet or Soline Baudet, Oscar Boiron, Félicien Fonsino
child : Antoine Adobati, Sacha Buisson Roux and alternately Zoé Chapuis, Jeanne Grollier, Gil Perrissin 

Original song : Dominique A
Sound engineer : Manuel Coursin
Senography and costumes : Nadia Lauro
Lights : Willy Cessa
General stage management : Baptiste Douaud
Assistant director: Christophe Ives
Production diffusion: Isabelle Ellul
Logistic communication: Jeanne Dantin

Duration : 1h20

Created in 2017 at Malraux Scène nationale Chambéry Savoie

Actualités

All ages, from the crib to the grave, are participants of humanity.
Not childhood, adolescence, or adulthood would be likely regarded as pre-, post- or sub-human.
A premise is at the start of this project: Observing three people on stage, growing up physically and intellectually within one hour. And taking this premise literally: gathering nine actors, three children, three teenagers and three adults to play the same role. Within the theatrical hour that is given to us, the attempt is to reach the impossible: observing people growing up. In the making of our piece, it is about taking the advantage of the theatrical illusion, which enables among other things, the making of a fiction. Using theatre to produce the impossible, images, and unmanageable situations, to better question reality, or rather to better contaminate reality through fiction.
Observing human beings constructing and deconstructing themselves: What kind of child were we, What kind of teenager have we been, what kind of adults are we… How did we get there?

Production Display in coproduction with l’Espace Malraux, Scène nationale de Chambéry et de la Savoie, Bonlieu Scène nationale d’Annecy, Festival d’Avignon, La Comédie de Reims Centre dramatique national, le Centre chorégraphique national de Caen en Normandie dans le cadre de l’accueil studio, le Centre de développement chorégraphique de Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées, les Spectacles vivants – Centre Pompidou (Paris), le Festival d’Automne à Paris, le Carré, les Colonnes – scène métropolitaine (Saint-Médard-en-Jalles et Blanquefort), le Parvis Scène nationale de Tarbes-Pyrénées
With the support from the Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication / Drac Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, la Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, CN D – Centre national de la danse (Pantin), Carreau du Temple (Paris), Théâtre Ouvert (Paris)
With the kind permission of Cinq7/Wagram Music