Cie Focus & Cie Chaliwaté

Visual theatre, 75 minutes, nonverbal

Dimanche is a story of devastating natural disasters in three acts. Each act addresses a different disaster and the direct consequences on the life of one family. In a realm between surreal fiction and dry reality, with miniature vehicles, hyper-realistic puppets and illusionist film sequences, Dimanche observes the stubbornness of humanity as it tries to maintain normality despite the onset of the apocalypse. The result is an absurd, visually powerful, almost burlesque portrait of the human race which experiences the catastrophe from a distance as an illusion and is surprised by nature’s unpredictable power.

The Cie Chaliwaté ensemble specialises in movement theatre and tries to raise awareness of current events and topics such as the climate crisis using drama. Chaliwaté shares a fondness for visual and poetic theatre forms with the Cie Focus ensemble, and this resulted in their first joint work, Backup, in 2017. Both companies combine object theatre, puppetry, acting and video in their productions and create a unique visual, metaphorical theatre style by concentrating on the smallest details.

A coproducion with Théâtre les Tanneurs, Théâtre de Namur, Maison de la Culture de Tournai/Maison de la Création, Le Sablier - IFS (France), Arts and Ideas New Haven (USA), Adelaide Festival (Australia), Auckland Arts Festival (NZ), Coop ASBL

Supported by Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles - Service du cirque, Arts Forains et de la Rue, Wallonie Bruxelles International (WBI), Bourse du Capt, de la Commission Communautaire Française, Shelterprod, Taxshelter.be & Ing, Tax-Shelter du Gouvernement Fédéral Belge

Developing crew, direction, performance Julie Tenret, Sicaire Durieux, Sandrine Heyraud Dramaturgy Alana Osbourne Lights Guillaume Toussaint Fromentin Sound Brice Cannavo Scenography Zoé Tenret Stage set construction Zoé Tenret, Bruno Mortaignie (LS Diffusion), Sébastien Boucherit, Sebastien Munck Puppets Waw! Studios/Joachim Jannin, Jean-Raymond Brassinne Assistance puppet creators Emmanuel Chessa, Aurélie Deloche, Gaëlle Marras Video, photography Tristan Galand 1st AC Alexandre Cabanne Key Grip Hatuey Suarez Underwater filming Alexandra Brixy Video post-production Paul Jadoul Sound (video) Jeff Levillain (Studio Chocolat-noisette), Roland Voglaire (Boxon Studio) General stage management Léonard Clarys Stage management Isabelle Derr, Hugues Girard, Nicolas Ghion, David Alonso Morillo, Baptiste Leclère Photos Alice Piemme

Kindly supported by fabrik Potsdam


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KAMA Orchestra – Germany



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