Antoine Defoort, France

Elles Vivent

Two friends meet in the forest.

Michel, seated on a stump, listens to his old friend Taylor talking about what's been happening for the last two years. (Michel is really out of the loop because he's been off doing deep-mindfulness in a kind of ashram of the future.) (Oh yeah, all this takes place in the future by the way.)

Michel has so many questions. To answer these questions, we also need to cover the basics: paradoxical magic, sylvotherapy, the placebo effect, the theory of logomorphic Pokemons™, the renewal of the modalities of democratic debate and how to surf on the rivers of fear that flow everywhere.

A witty and charming work from the artist whose international breakthrough, Germinal, previously played at the festival.

For ages 14+_

Performed in French with English surtitles.
Presented in partnership with the French Embassy in Ireland.

Coproduction: le phénix scène nationale Valenciennes pôle européen de creation, Teatro Nacional D.Maria II Lisbonne , Atelier 210 Bruxelles, LE CENTQUATRE-PARIS, Malraux scène nationale Chambéry Savoie, Maillon Théâtre de Strasbourg Scène européenne, Le Bateau Feu — Scène nationale Dunkerque, Vooruit — Gand, le Vivat, Scène conventionnée d'intérêt national pour l’art et la creation, Théâtre Saint-Gervais — Genève, Scène nationale Carré-Colonnes, Bordeaux Métropole, La Rose des Vents — Scène Nationale Lille Métropole — Villeneuve d’Ascq
Supported by: Théâtre de Poche scène de territoire pour le théâtre Bretagne romantique & Val d’Ille-Aubigné, Buda — Courtrai

Conceived by Antoine Defoort

Artistic collaboration: Lorette Moreau

Performed by Sofia Teillet, Alexandre Le Nours, Antoine Defoort and Arnaud Boulogne

Technical manager: Simon Stenmans

Sound design: Mélodie Souquet

Composition: Lieven Dousselaere

Stage design: Marie Szersnovicz

Production: Célestine Dahan, Alice Broyelle and Thomas Riou

Outside eye: Stephanie Brotchie

DIY: Sébastien Vial and Vincent Tandonnet

Engineering of the fliflifli reform robot: Kevin Matagne

Logomorphic adviser: Spirit of the Forest

Distribution: Claire Girod


Project Arts Centre (Space Upstairs)


7-8 Oct. 7.30pm




90 mins., no interval.

Talking Theatre

7 Oct., post-show.

With Antoine Defoort and members of the company.

With the support of
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