10 — 15.05

Sébastien Foucault / Cie Que Faire ? Liège

Reporters de guerre

theatre — premiere

Théâtre Les Tanneurs

Please confirm your attendance with a wheelchair during online reservation or through box officeAccessible for wheelchair users | Bosnian, French, English → NL, FR, EN | ⧖ 2h | €16 / €10

In the early 1990s, hundreds of journalists from all over the world arrived in Bosnia to report on the war and the siege of Sarajevo. Among them was the Belgian RTBF correspondent Françoise Wallemacq. Twenty five years ago, Sébastien Foucault inspired by her radio-reports back then, creates a captivating theatrical performance about the responsibility of storytelling. For Foucault – who appeared at Kunstenfestivaldesarts previously as an actor for Milo Rau in The Civil Wars and La Reprise – it becomes the starting point for a reflection on the way he has been practising documentary theatre and the limit that exists in setting stories on stage. With the piece constantly shifting between journalism and theatre, on stage we find the journalist, Françoise Wallmacq, but also actress and former Bosnian journalist Vedrana Božinović, who covered the Siege of Sarajevo, and Michel Villée, former press officer for MSF Belgium and now a puppeteer. By mastering different techniques of representation, they use the medium of the theatre to transform old radio reports into artistic objects. Reporters de guerre is a meaningful theatrical performance about narration, its limitations, but also its battle against indifference and oblivion.

Listen to Sebastian Foucault discussing his new creation Reporters de guerre for France Culture, interviewed by Aurélie Charon.

10.05

  • 20:30

11.05

  • 19:15

12.05

  • 20:30

13.05

  • 20:30

14.05

  • 20:30

15.05

  • 15:00

Presentation: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Théâtre Les Tanneurs
Direction: Sébastien Foucault | Texts: Sébastien Foucault, Julie Remacle, with the actors | With: Françoise Wallemacq, Vedrana Božinović, Michel Villée | Dramaturgy: Julie Remacle | Researches: Sébastien Foucault, Françoise Wallemacq, Vedrana Božinović, Nikša Kušelj, Michel Villée, Mascha Euchner-Martinez, Mirna Rustemovic, Maxime Jennes, Nikša Kušelj | Assistant: Jeanne Berger | Production manager: Mascha Euchner-Martinez | Scenography: Anton Lukas | Lights: Caspar Langhoff | Sounds: Kevin Alf Jaspar | Stage manager, video: Jens Baudisch | Technician: Olivier Arnoldy | Creation puppets: Loïc Nebreda | Set building: Sandra Belloi and Cédric Debatty | Infography: Julien Hubert | Documentary research: Christine Foucault | Translation: Boris Radović, Leila Putcuyps | Surtitles and translation: Babel Subtitling
Production: Que Faire ? Asbl, Théâtre de Liège | Coproduction: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Tandem Arras-Douai, Théâtre Les Tanneurs, NTGent | With the support of: Théâtre & Publics, IIPM, Théâtre National de Zagreb, Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government, Inver Tax Shelter, RTBF | With the help of: Ministère de la Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles – Service Théâtre & Démocratie ou Barbarie (Décret-mémoire)

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