Les subsistances

Creative research laboratory - Lyon
Theater / Dance / Circus / Music

Les subsistances

Laboratoire international
de création artistique – Lyon

Archives - Saison 2014 - 2015

Daniel Jeanneteau

faits (fragments de l’Iliade)

From 8 to 11 September 2014



“At the very end of the Iliad, Homer has Priam and Achilles meet. An old man and a young man. The two worst enemies. It’s dusk, Priam is crossing the countryside with a donkey. He has come looking for his son’s body in Achilles’s tent. No one sees him coming, sheltered by his age, insignificant. He hasn’t eaten since Hector’s death. He hasn’t slept, either. It has been eleven days. Achilles finds him on his knees, lifts him to his feet with stupor. For a moment, shielded by the fact that the soldiers are all asleep, the two look at each other. They are no longer bound by external laws, by learned hatreds. They invent a moment that belongs only to them, made of admiration and tears. They do not speak, but watch each other, eat, sleep. Their shared insignificance is the perfect counterweight to all the tumult that went before.”
Daniel Jeanneteau


Conception, mise en scène : Daniel Jeanneteau
Danseur : Thibault Lac
Comédiens : Gilbert Caillat, Laurent Poitrenaux, avec la participation de Manuel Guiyoule
Lumière : Anne Vaglio
Son : Isabelle Surel
Assistant : Damien Schahmaneche

Production : Les Subsistances – Lyon, La Biennale de la danse. En collaboration avec le Studio-Théâtre de Vitry.


Daniel Jeanneteau creates a piece from bodies. A visual artist, stage designer, and theater person, he worked with Claude Régy for many years and has created sets for choreographers such as Trisha Brown and Jean-Claude Gallotta. He is known for creating delicately beautiful sets. With this performance installation, he physically connects the audience and the actors, creating a singular experiment that brings into play our long-standing perceptions of and emotions related to aging bodies, abandonment, and forgiveness.

Around the show

Vendredi 11 juillet à 19h
Répétition ouverte au public.

Mardi 9 septembre
Rencontre avec l’équipe artistique à l’issue de la représentation.



8€ / 16€

Dates & horaires

Mon 8 September 2014 / 20:00

Tue 9 September 2014 / 20:00

Wed 10 September 2014 / 20:00

Thu 11 September 2014 / 20:00


Feuille de salle

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