Vincent Macaigne Je suis un pays


Je suis un pays, the latest show from the indefatigable Vincent Macaigne, stems from a text dating back to his youth. He uses it as a means to tackle our era... head-on.
The ever-resourceful Vincent Macaigne pursues the momentum he seems to have initiated with En manque, that of revisiting the past in order to tackle the future. Indeed, the point of departure for Je suis un pays is that of a text entitled Friche 22.66. He wrote it twenty years ago, and then directed it during his studies at the Conservatoire, before using it as the name for his company. Somewhere between the fairy-tale and epic drama, he uses this text as the driving force behind a “burlesque and tragical comedy of our forgotten youth”. Shifting between horror film, gothic revery and mythological saga, and amidst the dreams of the past and the nightmare of the future (and vice-versa), he confronts his post-adolescent illusions with today’s world. Stirring up the different registers with ample doses of communicative energy, itself the product of despair and revolt in equal measure, Vincent Macaigne builds up the portrait of a whole generation and of an era torn between increasingly unpalatable levels of immobility and dissatisfaction. Activating the dialectical framework that forms the basis of his work - intimate and political, individual and collective, resignation and contestation, obscurity and light -, Je suis un pays turns the stage into a powerful machine capable of overturning society, shaking it out of its golden slumber. But this machine is also an invitation for the theatre itself to make its way into theatre. Integrated into the show is Voilà ce que jamais je ne te dirai, an immersion-based performance during which a second group of spectators will be invited onto the stage.

Vincent Macaigne also presents Voilà ce que jamais je ne te dirai and En manque.

Not recommanded for pregnant women and people suffering from epilepsy