Mathilde Monnier

Mathilde Monnier

The Place of the Monkey

Archive 2005

Created and performed by Mathilde Monnier and Christine Angot
Scenography Annie Tolleter
Light, Éric Wurtz
Sound Design, Olivier Renouf
Advisor, Rita Quaglia
Coproduced by Festival Montpellier Danse 2005
Théâtre Garonne / Toulouse, Scène Nationale de Cavaillon
Centre chorégraphique national de Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon
Invited by Théâtre National de la Colline and Festival d’Automne à Paris
With the support of Fondation Beaumarchais – SACD
The Centre chorégraphique national de Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillonis subsidized by Ministère de la culture et de la communication, la Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles Languedoc-Roussillon, la ville de Montpellier, Montpellier agglomération, le Conseil régional Languedoc-Roussillon, le Conseil général de l’Hérault

Tour : Givors decembre 9, Théâtre de Cavaillon,
January 12 and 13,
Théâtre des Salins Martigues April 01 (2006)

“What is the bourgeoisie? What is happiness? Am I bourgeois, am I happy?” Finding answers to these queries lies at the heart of this existential tête-à-tête between Monnier and writer Christine Angot, with whom she collaborated eight years ago on « Arrêtez, arrêtons, arrête ». Monnier was born into a bourgeois family of Alsatian industrialists – the roots of an identity crisis that the duo seeks to explore through dance and dialogue.