Suite n°2

  • Conception Encyclopédie de la parole
    Dramaturgy and stage direction Joris Lacoste
    Music Pierre-Yves MacéCast Vladimir Kudryavtsev, Emmanuelle Lafon or Bianca Iannuzzi, Nuno Lucas, Barbara Matijevic or Crystal Shepherd-Cross, Thomas GonzalezArtistic collaboration Elise Simonet
    Light and video design, Technical management Florian Leduc
    Technical management on tour Laurent Mathias
    Sound Stéphane Leclercq
    Costumes Ling Zhu
    Video coder Thomas Köppel
    Video assistant Diane Blondeau
    Translation – project manager Marie Trincaretto
    Proofreading and corrections Julie Etienne
    Vocal coaches Valérie Philippin et Vincent Leterme
    Language coaches Azhar Abbas, Amalia Alba Vergara, Mithkal Alzghair, Sabine Macher, Soren Stecher-Rasmussen, Ayako Terauchi Besson
    Production and administration for the creation Dominique Bouchot et Marc Pérennès
    Administration Edwige Dousset
    Production and tour Garance CrouillèreInvited archive collectors Constantin Alexandrakis, Mithkal Alzghair, Ryusei Asahina, Adrien Bardi Bienenstock, Judith Blankenberg, Guiseppe Chico, Manuel Coursin, David-Alexandre Guéniot, Léo Gobin, Haeju Kim, Monika Kowolik, Federico Paino, Pauline Simon, Ayako Terauchi Besson, Helene Roolf, Anneke Lacoste, Max Turnheim, Nicolas Mélard, Tanja Jensen, Ling Zhu, Valerie Louys, Frederic Danos, Barbara Matijevic, Vladimir Kudryavtsev, Olivier Normand, Nuno LucasProduction Echelle 1:1 (the company is subsidized by Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication /DRAC Ile-de-France and Conseil Régional d’Ile de France) in partnership with Ligne Directe / Judith Martin & Marie Tommasini
    Coproduction T2G Théâtre de Gennevilliers / Festival d’Automne à Paris, Asian Culture Complex – Asian Arts Theater Gwangju, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne, Steirischer Herbst Festival, Théâtre Agora-Seinendan, La Villette – résidences d’artistes 2015, Théâtre national de Bordeaux en Aquitaine, Rotterdamse Schouwburg.
    Suite N°2 is co-produced by NXTSTP with the support of Creative Europe Program. With the help of l’Institut Français and its programs Théâtre Export and CIRCLES, and the Nouveau Théâtre de Montreuil. This show has benefited from the support from the residence program of l’Usine, Scène conventionnée (Tournefeuille).

    Creation Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Brussels, May 2015.
    Photo copyright © Jose Caldeira ou © Béa Borgers
    Duration 1h25
    Languages English, Japanese, French, Arab, Dutch, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, Croatian, Lingala, Chinese, Danish, Sanskrit, Ourdou

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.

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©Jose Caldeira

© Bea Borgers