BLUEBACK // MONIA MONTALI & FRANCOIS BODEUX

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«Consider well the seed that gave you birth: you were not made to live your lives as brutes,

but to be followers of worth and knowledge.»

 

Dante, Inferno, XXVI, 119-120

ODYSSEUS

The show revisits the Odyssey story to place it at the heart of these questions: in the face of the crises we are experiencing, how can we reweave together what has been undone? How can we create the possibility of a gesture of love?

 

By dint of excess and ambition, Ulysses (Odysseus), in his wandering, finds himself in a dark world where he is confronted with the loss of his own subjectivity, his memory, his own shipwreck. It is through an act of recognition that Ulysses, on his return to Ithaca, ultimately recovers his own lost identity. The strength of this founding act lies precisely in its resilience, its capacity to re-establish values within a community.

 

Through a scenic set-up that reorders the conditions of the gaze, Odysseus proposes a journey from the fall to regeneration.

 

Concept and direction

Monia Montali & Francois Bodeux

 

Performance

Monia Montali

Jef Stevens

 

Scenography

Francois Bodeux

 

Light design

Francois Bodeux & Nicolas Olivier

 

Costumes

Fabienne Damiean

 

Dramaturgy support

Pascale Gigon

 

Collaboration :

Kawan Augusto De Oliveira, Dominique Duszynski

 

Coproduction

Les Brigittines

C-takt

La Coop asbl

 

Support

Aldes/SPAM!, Charleroi Danse, La Roseraie, La Chaufferie-Acte1, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (commission interdisciplinaire des arts du spectacle), ING, ShelterProd, Tax shelter du gouvernement fédéral belge, Ateliers Melens & Dejardin (Promethea)

 

Premiere

17-19 february 2022 - Les Brigittines