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de création artistique – Lyon

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Collectif héros

Vincent Thomasset, Dieudonné Niangouna, Sondos Shabayek, Mona El Shimi

From Thursday 16 to Saturday, June 18, 2016

Création  Dance / Lecture / Music / Performance

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Presentation

Who’s a hero today? A person who accomplishes feats or resists oppression? A person who militates for the common cause or one who follows her own destiny without being distracted by what’s going on around her? Which is the hero: the journalist who reveals corruption or the football star? In these times of uncertainty about shared values, we’ve asked artists and intellectuals to answer in their own, necessarily offbeat way.

> Vincent Thomasset (France), writer and performer
> Dieudonné Niangouna (Rép. du Congo), author, director and actor
> Sondos Shabayek (Egypt), The Bussy Project Director and filmmaker,
> Mona El Shimi (Egypt), psychotherapist, actress and member of The Bussy Project.

Distribution

Conception, interprétation : Vincent Thomasset, Dieudonné Niangouna, Sondos Shabayek, Mona El Shimi.

Biographies

After studying literature in Grenoble, Vincent Thomasset held several jobs before working as an actor with various directors, including Pascal Rambert. In 2007 he entered the Ex.e.r.ce program at the Centre Chorégraphique National de Montpellier. At first he essentially worked frugally in situ, which helped avoid budget constraints. He wrote a text he’s used several times, the title of which sums up his approach at that time: Topographie des Forces en Présence. Since 2011he has produced reproducible forms, in particular by creating a serious of shows entitled
La Suite, the first two episodes of which (Sus à la bibliothèque! and Les Protragronistes) premiered at the Théâtre de Vanves during the Artdanthé festival. Bodies in the Cellar premiered in 2013, then Médail Décor, the third episode in the series, in 2014. In 2015, Thomasset created a stage adaptation of Julien Prévieux’s Lettres de non-motivation that premiered at La Bâtie (Geneva) and was reprised at the Festival d’Automne in Paris, during which he also reprised La Suite (Sus à la bibliothèque!+ Les Protragronistes + Médail Décor) at the Pompidou Center.

Born in Brazzaville (Republic of the Congo) in 1976, Dieudonné Niangouna is an actor, author, and director. Nothing better describes his writing than the name of his company: Les Bruits de la Rue. His literary work draws heavily on the street, using explosive, devastating language that mirrors life in the Congo.
Trained by Massengo mâ Mbongolo, he got his start in the theater in the 1990s with companies in Brazzaville: Cie Kongo dia Ntotéla, Cie Salaka, Cie Rideau de Lianes, Cie Deso, and the Théâtre d’Art africain. In 1997 he was admitted to the visual arts section of the Beaux Arts Paul Kamba school in Brazzaville, and has attended workshops hosted by Gaël Leborne and Zoë Heller, Bernard Sallé, Mwanbaye Kalenguaye and Laurent Dilandwa, Vincent Mwamba Chaka, Jacques Livchine and Hervé Delafont, Hami Hattab, etc. In 2005 he was one of four African playwrights whose work was read at La Comédie Française. In 2013, Dieudonné Niangouna was an associate artist at the Avignon Festival and was made a Knight of Vaqueyras. From 2014 to 2017 he was an associate artist at the Mousonturm Théâtre in Frankfurt (Germany). In 2015 he received the Grand prix des Arts et des lettres from the president of the Republic of the Congo and his play M’appelle Mohamed Ali won the prize for literature awarded by high school students in the Paris area. He was also made a French knight of arts and letter that year.

Sondos Shabayek est la directrice de The BuSSy Project (un projet d’arts performatifs qui documente et met en scène des histoires autour du genre). Elle est également la créatrice et directrice de Tahrir Monologues, une performance basée sur des histoires vraies de la révolution égyptienne. Elle a écrit et dirigé le court-métrage primé Girl, qui traite le harcèlement dans la ville du Caire, ainsi que les autoportrait-vidéos I am not my veil et Oh fear. Avant de s’être lancée au cinéma et au théâtre, elle a fait des études de communication médias et de radiodiffusion. Elle a travaillé pendant six ans comme journaliste et rédactrice. Son travail journalistique se focalisait sur l’exploration, l’exposition et la discussion de tabous de la société égyptienne.

Mona El Shimi est psychothérapeute et comédienne. L’Art dramatique et la Psychologie ont toujours été ses deux plus grandes passions, lui permettant l’exploration de la psyché et la mise en œuvre du cadeau nourrissant qu’est l’empathie. Pour elle, The BuSSy Project combine tous ces éléments. Elle fait partie de ce projet depuis 5 ans en tant que membre active et conteuse. Mettre en scène des histoires vraies lui a permis de vivre une expérience de guérison personnelle tout en témoignant de la guérison des participants quand ils livraient leurs histoires. En parallèle de son activité artistique, Mona pratique la psychothérapie et anime des entrainements de
développement personnel ainsi que des workshops avec des thématiques diverses dans des contextes
variés.

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Tarifs

10 € / 12 € / 14 €

Dates & horaires

Thu 16 June 2016 / 21:00

Fri 17 June 2016 / 21:00

Sat 18 June 2016 / 19:00

Duration

2h approximately