BLIND or how to give courage to act together?

BLIND

or how to give courage to act together?

AVEUGLES fr

BLIND

July 8th to 26th
12:15 pm
EVEN DAYS
ONLY
Running time
1:00
Prohibited under
14

BLIND or how to give courage to act together? takes equal inspiration from the short essay by Yona Friedman Comment vivre avec les autres sans être chef et sans être esclave? (How to live with others without being in charge and without being a slave?) and from Maeterlink’s 1890 play, in which a group gets lost in a forest and awaits the return of its guide. On stage, four characters confront their doubts and their own way of doing things in order to move forward together and organise an embryonic democracy.

This first episode of a triptych explores power as a sense of potential and the possibilities for organisation within small social groups (associations, municipal councils, and families). It is an adventure that draws on real experiences, notably in the natural environment, and transforms them on stage into a fiction in which four actors / characters attempt to find out ‘how to do things in order to do them together’.

What unseen patterns are governing us? How can the influences that spur us on or paralyse us be made visible in the here and now?

This project is part of a study of power that Vincent Collet first began in 2017. It is emotional, rather than rational, and sheds light on certain contemporary issues that are essential to the exercise of democracy: decision-making, influence, values, or reparations. For these investigations, he decided to create Pouvoir / ou pas (Power / or not) a set of three shows:
• created in 2018 - BLIND or how to give courage to act together?
• created at the end of 2019 - ANTIGONE, another story of Europe - inspired by Brecht’s play. This second episode investigates, on stage, the body of power in the corridors of the executive. Here, we see the corridors of Brussels.
• new production in 2022-2023 - JUSTICE.S (Justice) is the final episode and is to examine the sense of justice within us all. Six documentaries will be filmed as research in different countries upstream of the creation of the show.

Writing | Marie-Lis CABRIÈRES, Vincent COLLET, Fanny FEZANS, Vincent VOISIN

Concept and directing | Vincent COLLET

with the collaboration of | Pierre DÉAUX

Artistic team | Marie-Lis CABRIÈRES, Vincent COLLET, Fanny FEZANS, Vincent VOISIN

Sound and light manager | Lucille IOSUB & Marine DAVID

Lighting designer | Florian LEDUC

Production manager | Lucille IOSUB & Marine DAVID

Executive producer | Marion LE GUERROUÉ & Elisabeth BOUËTARD

Visuals | Fonds de dotation Denise et Yona Friedman
Inspired by Les Aveugles by Maurice Maeterlinck.

Production | Théâtre de Poche / Le joli collectif – Scène de territoire pour le théâtre, Bretagne romantique & Val d’Ille - Aubigné (Hédé-Bazouges)

Coproduction | Au bout du plongeoir (Rennes), Les Fabriques (Nantes), Salle Guy Ropartz (Rennes)

Partners and supports | La Paillette – Théâtre MJC (Rennes, FR), L’Aire Libre – CPPC (Rennes, FR), Rennes Métropole (FR)

This series of shows has benefited from financial support from Spectacle vivant en Bretagne.

Théâtre de Poche is established in Brittany.

Vincent Collet is an artist - travel-author and performer - based in Rennes. He directs his own shows at the joli collective, which he founded with Enora Boëlle, and directs the Théâtre de Poche in Hédé-Bazouges, certified ‘Scène de territoire pour le théâtre’ (Area Stage for Theatre). Since 2016 he has been exploring a subject that concerns him particularly: how to reconcile the individual and the group? He developed what he calls a ‘theatre of activity’ based on shared off-stage experiences during the POUVOIR / OU PAS (Power / or not) cycle, which saw three plays created on the fringes of reality, documentary, and fiction: BLIND or how to give courage to act together? (2018), Antigone, a different history of Europe (2019), and Justice(s) (new production 2023)

BLIND or how to give courage to act together? takes equal inspiration from the short essay by Yona Friedman Comment vivre avec les autres sans être chef et sans être esclave? (How to live with others without being in charge and without being a slave?) and from Maeterlink’s 1890 play, in which a group gets lost in a forest and awaits the return of its guide. On stage, four characters confront their doubts and their own way of doing things in order to move forward together and organise an embryonic democracy.

This first episode of a triptych explores power as a sense of potential and the possibilities for organisation within small social groups (associations, municipal councils, and families). It is an adventure that draws on real experiences, notably in the natural environment, and transforms them on stage into a fiction in which four actors / characters attempt to find out ‘how to do things in order to do them together’.

What unseen patterns are governing us? How can the influences that spur us on or paralyse us be made visible in the here and now?

This project is part of a study of power that Vincent Collet first began in 2017. It is emotional, rather than rational, and sheds light on certain contemporary issues that are essential to the exercise of democracy: decision-making, influence, values, or reparations. For these investigations, he decided to create Pouvoir / ou pas (Power / or not) a set of three shows:
• created in 2018 - BLIND or how to give courage to act together?
• created at the end of 2019 - ANTIGONE, another story of Europe - inspired by Brecht’s play. This second episode investigates, on stage, the body of power in the corridors of the executive. Here, we see the corridors of Brussels.
• new production in 2022-2023 - JUSTICE.S (Justice) is the final episode and is to examine the sense of justice within us all. Six documentaries will be filmed as research in different countries upstream of the creation of the show.

Writing | Marie-Lis CABRIÈRES, Vincent COLLET, Fanny FEZANS, Vincent VOISIN

Concept and directing | Vincent COLLET

with the collaboration of | Pierre DÉAUX

Artistic team | Marie-Lis CABRIÈRES, Vincent COLLET, Fanny FEZANS, Vincent VOISIN

Sound and light manager | Lucille IOSUB & Marine DAVID

Lighting designer | Florian LEDUC

Production manager | Lucille IOSUB & Marine DAVID

Executive producer | Marion LE GUERROUÉ & Elisabeth BOUËTARD

Visuals | Fonds de dotation Denise et Yona Friedman
Inspired by Les Aveugles by Maurice Maeterlinck.

Production | Théâtre de Poche / Le joli collectif – Scène de territoire pour le théâtre, Bretagne romantique & Val d’Ille - Aubigné (Hédé-Bazouges)

Coproduction | Au bout du plongeoir (Rennes), Les Fabriques (Nantes), Salle Guy Ropartz (Rennes)

Partners and supports | La Paillette – Théâtre MJC (Rennes, FR), L’Aire Libre – CPPC (Rennes, FR), Rennes Métropole (FR)

This series of shows has benefited from financial support from Spectacle vivant en Bretagne.

Théâtre de Poche is established in Brittany.

Vincent Collet is an artist - travel-author and performer - based in Rennes. He directs his own shows at the joli collective, which he founded with Enora Boëlle, and directs the Théâtre de Poche in Hédé-Bazouges, certified ‘Scène de territoire pour le théâtre’ (Area Stage for Theatre). Since 2016 he has been exploring a subject that concerns him particularly: how to reconcile the individual and the group? He developed what he calls a ‘theatre of activity’ based on shared off-stage experiences during the POUVOIR / OU PAS (Power / or not) cycle, which saw three plays created on the fringes of reality, documentary, and fiction: BLIND or how to give courage to act together? (2018), Antigone, a different history of Europe (2019), and Justice(s) (new production 2023)

THE COMPANY

Le Joli Collectif

Le joli collectif is a story that has been woven around the paths of two directors and authors, Enora Boëlle and Vincent Collet, who write and perform in their own productions. The collective is forged out of energies and desires directed towards research and experimentation connected to the realms of politics and privacy.

Enora Boëlle’s and Vincent Collet’s partnership began in 2002, when they were students in Paris (2002-2008).

The two artists’ first creations were initially performed in a university setting (Masters in Direction and Dramaturgy at Paris X Nanterre University), but for several years their new productions have found their place on French and French-speaking stages in Europe. Last season the partners in the joli collectif, performed on the Balsamine (BE), the Passerelle - French national theatre (Côtes d’Armor, FR), Grütli (SW), TU (Loire-Atlantique FR), the CND at Aubervilliers and the Festival Marmaille (Ille et Villaine, FR) amongst others.

Since 2010, the joli collectif has managed the Théâtre de Poche - now certified as ‘Scène de territoire pour le théâtre’ (Area Stage for Theatre) at Hédé-Bazouges a commune with 2,000 inhabitants north of Rennes (Ille-et-Villaine, FR). The two artistic directors have been able to surround themselves with a large team by inviting others to join them, including artistic colleagues, production managers, graphic designers, administrators, communication managers and PR managers, actors, lighting designers, and photographers.

In this way, Vincent Collet and Enora Boëlle have attracted dozens of artists to the area to work and have generally been instrumental in opening up to diverse audiences by championing a rich and demanding programme in parallel to the creation of their respective new productions.

Eleven years immersed in this intense motivating cultural ambiance continually nourishes the research and creativity of these two artists, who are skilled in different forms of autofiction and support of transversal aesthetics.

                                                                                           

Contacts

administration | Charlotte GIRARD

  charlotte.girard@theatre-de-poche.com

 

Touring & Press | Marion Le GUERROUÉ

07 83 97 97 19

  marion.leguerroue@theatre-de-poche.com

 

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Press kit download (fr)
   

PRESS

« Les quatre comédiens réfléchissent tout haut à ce qu’il faudrait faire et comment faire, à leur place, pour avancer. Des questions existentielles qui nous font sourire, mais pas que, se posent alors à eux. Sur le fait que les aveugles ne bougent pas, sur la peur, la décision à prendre collectivement, sur les liens entre les comédiens, et la connaissance qu’ils ont de l’autre, une pièce qui s’achève sur une pirouette ! »

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