On traversera le pont une fois rendus à la rivière
A woman’s car breaks down in the sticks. She finally reaches a field where two men are hosting a surreal radio show on a tractor. Here, switching on an appliance has spellbinding consequences… Through screens, sounds, and an audience handed control, all our senses go haywire. The spectators are an integral part of the experience, thanks to the smartly playful use of new technology, as virtual magic melts the fourth wall.
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Piece for 3 performers
Concept Antoine Defoort, Mathilde Maillard, Sébastien Vial
Company L’Amicale de production
Performers Arnaud Boulogne, Mathilde Maillard, Sébastien Vial
Artistic collaboration Julien Fournet
Sound & music design and sound engineer Lieven Dousselaere
Lighting design & engineer Alice Dussart
Artistic & technical assistant Samuel Hackwill
Web development Etienne Boutin, Samuel Hackwill, Guillaume Libersat
The company : A. Defoort – M. Maillard – S. Vial – J. Fournet
L’Amicale is a project cooperative that shares its resources (production, administration, distribution, logistics, etc.) to create cross-disciplinary hybrids of live performance and the visual arts.
Its members try to respond to aesthetic and economic concerns about new approaches to stage work, while developing an approach to thinking about production.
L’Amicale was founded in 2010 by Antoine Defoort, Julien Fournet and Halory Goerger, and is based in Lille and Brussels.
The trio prefer to define their work as artisanal. Which it is. They have opted to join forces in a cooperative that supports the projects undertaken while also leaving room for impromptu arrangements, precision and crazy digressions.
Each artistic project is partly contained in its material: the entire team, in particular the creative forces, must be able to appropriate the production framework and the development context.
When looking for the correct angle from which to tackle a production, it is necessary to analyse, to monitor and to make prototypes. L’Amicale therefore acts as a platform or meeting place for the technicians, head of production, creators, communications managers and other lab staff by aiming to maintain a clear symmetrical relationship between the production team and the artists/project sponsors.
Antoine Defoort and Julien Fournet are associate artists at CENTQUATRE-PARIS. From 2013 to 2020, L’Amicale is associated with Le Phénix - Scène Nationale in Valenciennes, a European Creative Hub.
Absurd choreography and new technology in a world where audience and actors merge.L'Amicale de Production
Go to the show
8 quai Saint-Vincent
C14, 19, 31, 40 - passerelle Homme de la Roche ou Les Subsistances
Payant - Terreaux