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Alice au pays des mer(d)veilles

Pascale Henry / Cie Les voisins du dessous (FR)

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012 à 20h



Theme: Money, crisis

Crisis: a long fall, like Alice falling to the center of the earth. A violent, dizzying infinity, followed by a balance we try to find, and “the others,” necessarily weaker, more fragile, whom we must crush. Commissioned by the network “A Space for Live Art,” which brings 7 European organizations together to develop performance art, Pascale Henry is creating a shortened form of her piece at Les Subsistances after having seen what the Croats in Zagreb have to tell us about the crisis. As for her performance piece, her next inspiration will not doubt come from the piece by two artists from Madrid.


With the participation of : Marie-Sohna Condé, Pascale Henry et la complicité de Mélissa Von Vépy
Video design : Florent Tarrieux
Press Relations : 
Wilfrid Haberley
Administration :
Danièle Arditi

Production : Les Subsistances / Lyon, Compagnie Les voisins du dessous.

La compagnie Les voisins du dessous est conventionnée par le ministère de la Culture et de la Communication (DRAC Rhône-Alpes) et le Conseil régional Rhône-Alpes. Elle est subventionnée par le Conseil général de l’Isère et la Ville de Grenoble au titre de l’aide à la création et à la diffusion.


In 1989, Pascale Henry founded the company Les Voisins du dessous, which she has taken down a peculiar path that weaves back and forth through assemblages of texts, adaptations, authors’ plays, and her own writings for theater. Today the company’s repertoire includes more than twenty pieces, the most recent being Far away by Caryl Churchill, Les Tourments d’Alexis based on De la démocratie en Amérique by Alexis de Tocqueville, and Thérèse en mille morceaux by Lyonel Trouillot. For Henry, “the sole aim, essentially, is to create something sensible, intelligible to the imagination that the audience can take away with it. It is a daunting requirement.” Through her writing and directing, she knows how to make manifest both the lightness and the heaviness of being, to speak of pain with laughter, to prowl around our visible as well as our underground lives with disquieting grace.

Around the spectacle

Theater > 15%
Bruno Meyssat / Théâtres du Shaman (FR)

Debat > Are finance and Money Society’s umpires ?
Avec Laurence Duchêne (philosophe / FR), Bruno Meyssat (metteur en scène / Lyon / FR), Pierre Zaoui (philosophe / FR), Lucile Merlin
Animé par : Marc Roche Le Monde / FR





Dates & horaires

Wed 21 November 2012 / 20:00

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