Suite N°2

The second Suite of Encyclopédie de la parole orchestrates speeches that all have, each in their own manner, some kind of effect upon the world. Words that are action. Words that do some good and words that scare the world. Words that fight, words that suffer, words that hope. Words that rejoice, rebel, reassure you. Words that dance and words that make love. Words that decide, threaten, condemn and kill. Words that bring people together and words that come between them. Words that say thank you. Words that ask for mercy. Words kept, given, betrayed. Words in crisis, words in debt, words in panic, words on strike. Words that crumble and rise from the dust. Words that struggle. Naked words and words dressed in Versace. Words that put their feet in their mouths. Words that stop talking when there’s nothing more to say. Words that play with fire. Words that fly away and disappear up above the ocean.

All of these words are real. Each and every one of them has been pronounced some day, somewhere in the world, then collected by the Encyclopédie de la parole. They meet for the first time in this piece, carried by a quintet of outstanding performers, composed by Joris Lacoste and harmonized by Pierre-Yves Macé.

  • Conception : Encyclopédie de la parole
  • Composition and direction : Joris Lacoste
  • Casting : Vladimir Kudryavtsev, Emmanuelle Lafon, Nuno Lucas, Barbara Matijevic, Olivier Normand
  • Assistance and collaboration : Elise Simonet
  • Musical composition : Pierre-Yves Macé
  • Sound : Stéphane Leclercq
  • Lights, video and technique : Florian Leduc
  • Production : Judith Martin, Marc Pérennès, Dominique Bouchot
  • Premiere : Kunstenfestivaldesarts 2015, Brussels
  • Co-production : Echelle 1:1 (compagnie conventionnée par le ministère de la Culture et de la Communication / DRAC Ile-de-France). Coproduction : T2G Théâtre de Gennevilliers / Festival d’Automne à Paris, Asian Culture Complex – Asian Arts Theater Gwangju, Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Bruxelles), Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne, Steirischer Herbst Festival (Graz), Théâtre National Bordeaux-Aquitaine, Théâtre Universitaire de Nantes, Parc de la Villette-résidence d’artistes (Paris), Théâtre Agora-Seinendan. Suite n°2 est co-produite par NXTSTP avec le soutien du Programme Culture de l’Union Européenne. (En cours). Avec le soutien de l’Institut Français dans les cadre des dispositifs Théâtre Export et CIRCLES, et l’Institut Français du Japon. Spectacle accueilli en résidence à l’Usine, Scène conventionnée (Tournefeuille).