La Chute de la maison
Talents Adami Paroles d’acteurs
Once again, the Festival d’Automne à Paris has put the Talents Adami Paroles d’acteurs scheme at the heart of its programme. What is the idea behind it? This scheme invites experienced theatre directors to direct a show, in the company of young actors and actresses. This year, the duo Jeanne Candel and Samuel Achache has taken up the challenge.
In Talents Adami Paroles d’acteurs, two generations in theatre meet. It is the occasion to establish a meaningful dialogue between the art of directing and the energy of novice actors and actresses. At the crossroads between theatre and opera, Jeanne Candel and Samuel Achache will, in this production, be transmitting their onstage practice to the actors of tomorrow. Together they will be creating a show inspired by several lieder, or poems sung with one voice and accompanied by different instruments, and by Edgar Allan Poe’s wonderful novel, The Fall of the House of Usher. Woven into this dense text, a rich source of inspiration for these two artisans of words and notes, is a number of musical motifs. The stage will be giving way to a romantic, fantastical dream that takes us into the innermost recesses of the soul. Neither deftly-crafted narration nor dazzling opera, this production, a true invitation to an interior voyage, prompts audiences to introspection. In very close proximity to the stage, the spectator is plunged into the intimate world of touch, dream and grain of the voice.
Directed by Jeanne Candel and Samuel Achache
Based on motifs by Edgar A. Poe, Franz Schubert and Robert Schumann
With Margot Alexandre, Adrien Bromberger, Chloé Giraud, Louise Guillaume, Julie Hega, Jean Hostache, Hatice Özer, Antoine Sarrazin, Vladimir Seguin, Antonin Tri-Hoang
Musical direction, Florent Hubert
Costumes, Pauline Kieffer
Stage design, Lisa Navarro
Singing coach, Nicolas Chesneau
Direction assistant, Carla Bouis
Artistic collaboration, Victor Assié
Co-produced by Association artistique de l’Adami ; Festival d’Automne à Paris // In collaboration with CDC Atelier de Paris / Centre de développement chorégraphique national, la vie brève and les productrices associées // La vie brève receives aid from DRAC Île-de-France and is supported by the Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication (Direction Générale de la Création Artistique). La vie brève is a Théâtre Garonne associate company; Jeanne Candel is an associate artist at Théâtre de Lorient ; Samuel Achache and Jeanne Candel are members of the Collectif artistique de La Comédie de Valence.