DIOTIME ET LES LIONS

A dance and songs piece for a performer and a visual artist
Based on Henry Bauchau’s novel 
From 7 years old

« Since you are a lion, be one »
Diotime et les lions, 1991, Henry Bauchau

Diotime comes from a long family lineage, whose ancestors were lions. As she grows up, she dreams of taking part in the ritual war between lions and men which happens once a year and lasts for two days and one night. But this ancestral tradition excludes women from the fight. The support of his grandfather, the meeting with a young man and the battle with the lions will transform Diotime, modify her beliefs and found her power. The initiatory adventure of Diotime reveals the ties that unite us to our ancestors, and our relationship to freedom, the animal and the living. This work by Henry Bauchau offers a subversive look at the roles assigned to us in society.

Based on the novel, DIOTIME ET LES LIONS is also a musical and visual performance : Céline Cartillier’s dances meet the music of Nicolas Devos and Pénélope Michel. The stage is organized as an open art workshop where narrative, projected images, light, dances of men and lions, singing and music intertwine.


DIOTIME ET LES LIONS
Creation 2018

Cast

 
  • Conception Mylène Benoit and Magda Kachouche
  • With Céline Cartillier and Magda Kachouche or Mylène Benoit (en alternance)
  • Music Nicolas Devos & Pénélope Michel (Cercueil / Puce Moment)
  • Lyrics  Céline Cartillier, Magda Kachouche and Mylène Benoit
  • Costume Frederick Denis
  • Accessories Sarah d’Haeyer
  • Light design Antoine Crochemore, Mylène Benoit, Magda Kachouche
  • Stage manager Antoine Crochemore (and Matthieu Ponchelle)
 
  • Administration, production, press AlterMachine /Carole Willemot, Noura Sairour and Elisabeth Le Coënt
  • Diffusion Juliette Malot
  • Production  Contour Progressif
  • Support Le Gymnase CDCN Roubaix Hauts-de-France, Le Phare CCN du Havre Normandie, L’Échangeur CDCN Hauts-de-France, Centre Chorégraphique National - Ballet de Lorraine, Centre Dramatique National de Montpellier, Culture Commune Scène Nationale du Bassin Minier du Pas de Calais, Le Volcan Scène Nationale du Havre

Duration

Duration : 40 minutes

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