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Les subsistances

Laboratoire international
de création artistique – Lyon

Archives - Saison 2012 - 2013

Le vent dans la bouche

Pierre Baux & Violaine Schwartz / Cie Irakli

From 26 to 29 June 2013



Based on Le vent dans la bouche by Violaine Schwartz

“Fermez vos gueules j’ouvre la mienne!” It’s La Java bleue, the great Fréhel’s spectacular and pitiful waltz, as told by Madame Pervenche, president of the association Pour Fréhel. In fact, this is much more than an association, it’s utter confusion! Unhappy love affairs, hairstyles, alcohol, songs, loneliness, etc. Permanent distress and stardom, sly humor and poetry for the same price. Immersed in Fréhel’s words and life story, Madame Pervenche takes herself for the star: beautiful, strong, and pathetic. Maurice Chevalier, Tino Rossi, or Fernandel would never organize a gala for her. She would remain alone. . . . Carried by the ultra-sensitive actor Pierre Baux and the author, Violaine Schwartz, who makes us wonder whether she was a realist singer in another life. We laugh, it grates on us, she sings, it speaks to us, we love her, she dies… That’s how it is in realist songs: “Quand je suis grise, j’fais des bêtises, j’ai tué mon gigolo” [When I’m a little tight, I don’t act very bright, I killed my gigolo . . . ]


Technical direction: Pierre Baux et Violaine Schwartz
With: Pierre Baux
Set design: Thomas Costerg, Pierre Baux, Violaine Schwartz
Costumes: Pierre Baux et Violaine Schwartz
Lighting: Thomas Costerg
Artistic collaboration: Milena Csergo
Administration and contact: Séverine Grumel

Production: Compagnie IRAKLI
Coproduction, creation and residence: Les Subsistances, 2013.
With the support of: La Comédie de Reims – CDN, du Nouveau Théâtre de Montreuil – CDN et de la DRAC Ile-de-France au titre de l’aide à la production dramatique.





Dates & horaires

Wed 26 June 2013 / 20:15

Thu 27 June 2013 / 20:15

Fri 28 June 2013 / 20:15

Sat 29 June 2013 / 20:15


Le Vent dans la bouche

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Shows for ages 12 and up