Cie Still Life
Creating September 2019 - 60'
Of all the threats hanging over us, the most formidable,
we know that the only real one is ourselves.
Through a chaotic situation, NO ONE stages the tension between individual and group. And questions the dilution of responsibility and the designation of a scapegoat within the crowd.
Concept and direction Sophie Linsmaux and Aurelio Mergola | Interpretation Julie Dieu, Colin Jolet, Muriel Legrand, Sophie Leso, François Regout, and a group of 10 extras | Screenplay Sophie Linsmaux, Aurelio Mergola, Thomas van Zuylen | Scenography Aurélie Deloche | Lighting and special effects creation Hugues Girard | Stage manager Rudi Bovy | Sound creation Guillaume Istace | Staging and movement Sophie Leso | Costume creation Camille Collin | Accessories and scenography assistant Chloé Jacqmotte | Seamstress Cinzia Derom | Construction Didier Rodot | Construction and decoration assistance Sophie Hazebrouck, Adrian Pellegrin, Aurélien Gobeaux, Franck Crabbé in collaboration with the workshops of the Théâtre de la Balsamine | Illusion Tim Oelbrandt | Prosthetists Florence Thonet, Anne Van Nyen | Céline Bernard sound effects | Baby voice Nikita Jonet | Technical direction and lighting management Hugues Girard / Nicolas Thill | Sound manager Jérémy Michel | General assistantship Sophie Jallet | photos Alice Piemme / AML | Development and distribution BLOOM Project/ Claire Alex
You don't hear a thing. You do not see that only one man must die for the people and that the whole nation does not perish.
John: 11, 47-53
A scorching summer night. The air is moist, almost unbreathable. An isolated gas pump in the middle of nowhere. In his shop, alone, Roland cleans. Suddenly, a group of tourists and their tour manager, Rosa, arrive. Broken down a few kilometers away, exhausted by the heat, exhausted by their trip and tense by a failed start to their vacation, they are on edge.
Cut off from the world, without a network, Rosa tries in vain to reach the roadside assistance. All of this could very well end… except that, the only phone, their only way out, disappears without a trace.
Hostilities begin between a suspicious Roland, a mysterious helmeted biker, a mother exhausted by her crying child, a tipsy young driver and a group of angry tourists.
Someone is going to have to pay for the others… The group will point out its culprit!
But who ?
Through a chaotic situation, NO ONE stages the tension between the individual and the group. And questions the dilution of responsibility and the designation of a scapegoat within the crowd.
Production Company STILL LIFE | Co-production Théâtre Les Tanneurs, Tournai cultural center / creation house and La Coop asbl | Associate production Théâtre Les Tanneurs | With the support of the Ministry of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation - theater service, Shelterprod, Taxshelter.be, ING, Tax-Shelter of the Belgian federal government | With the participation of the Center for Performing Arts | With the help of the SACD, the Ad Libitum residence, the Théâtre de l'Ancre - Coup de Pouce residence, 140, the Huy Cultural Center and the Infini Théâtre.
Acknowledgments Vincent Hennebicq and Émilie Jonet
Best Direction award for the 2020 Maeterlinck Critics' Awards
The STILL LIFE company is an associate artist at the Théâtre Les Tanneurs.