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SPECTACLES

17 nov
— 19 nov 2020

SPLENDID’S [ONLINE]

JEAN GENET / ARTHUR NAUZYCIEL

Online

Duration 1h50

Free on reservation

Performance
Théâtre
International

Festival TNB

Recréation

Production TNB

TUE 17 11 9:00PM
WED 18 11 9:00PM
THU 19 11 9:00PM

Online

Duration 1h50

Free on reservation

During the 2018 TNB Festival, Arthur Nauzyciel decided to present the Rennes audience with his piece Splendid’s (2015), a sensual and spectral work founded on an aesthetic research between theatre and cinema.

17, 18 & 19 November at home, on your computer :  Reservation 


The story centres on seven gangsters who, having kidnapped the daughter of an American billionaire, have barricaded themselves in the Splendid’s Hotel. Since the creation of Julius Caesar in the United States in 2008, Arthur Nauzyciel has been working with the same team of American actors, joined for Splendid’s by Xavier Gallais and Jeanne Moreau. In March 2020, however, the borders were closed.

For a long time the government quarantine made it impossible for artists and their work to tour. Hard hit by the consequences of the shutdown in the United States, and with few prospects to work, the original cast of Splendid’s made the connection between their predicament and the play’s scenario: confinement, an exterior threat, solitude. In order to escape their oppressive reality, the actors – like the gangsters who need to invent another life for themselves to bear all the isolation and waiting – decided to retell Genet’s text using a video conferencing platform. Over the next two months they worked with Arthur Nauzyciel to adapt the performance to this new digital approach.

From their own homes, eight actors spread between the United States and France overcome distance and separation once again, reuniting to perform this sensitive work that bears an intimate resonance for each of them. The experience is at once virtual and deeply human.

Online

Duration 1h50

Free on reservation

Text
JEAN GENET
Direction
ARTHUR NAUZYCIEL
English translation
NEIL BARTLETT

Assistant director
RAPHAËL HABERBERG
Screen manager
DANIEL PETTROW
Sound manager
FLORENT DALMAS
Video manager
CHARLES LEFEBVRE
Technical coordination
ILJA FONTAINE / PANTHEA
Surtitles
BERTILLE KAPELA
Thanks to artistic collaborators
RICCARDO HERNANDEZ
DAMIEN JALET
JOSÉ LEVY
SCOTT ZIELINSKI
XAVIER JACQUOT
Thanks to
TEAM OF TNB
Photographs and film around creation
FRÉDÉRIC NAUCZYCIEL

 

On screen
DAVID BARLOW
JARED CRAIG
XAVIER GALLAIS
ISMAÏL IBN CONNER
MICHAEL LAURENCE
RUDY MUNGARAY
DANIEL PETTROW
TIMOTHY SEKK
and the voice of
JEANNE MOREAU