Caroline Gillet RADIO LIVE
Drawing upon the documentary series they have undertaken for Radio France, Aurélie Charon and Caroline Gillet’s project, in association with Amélie Bonnin’s visual work, gives the opportunity for young people from all over the world to meet and dialogue with each other live onstage. Each performance is different from the last, a variant on the previous evening. The show articulates accounts of people’s lives centred on themes from their daily existence.
How can the links that have been built up over the course of dozens of journalistic reports be extended and be used to bring about an encounter between young people with a shared interest in issues relating to the era in which they live and their environments? These are the wishes and questions that have steered Aurélie Charon, Caroline Gillet and Amélie Bonnin in the direction of the onstage dialogue format, in which the notions of commitment, freedom and identity occupy an important place. Both actor and witness at the same time, youngsters from Sarajevo, Gaza, Marseilles, New Delhi, Givors and Dakar have, over the course of the last six years, taken to the stage. RADIO LIVE is built up with their complicity, together with any sound and video-based elements they might share in order to shed light on the discussion. The staging of the show combines the simplicity and power of words spoken directly to the audience with images of different kinds, ranging from Amélie Bonnin’s drawings and other video material projected upstage, to live music. Since 2017, RADIO LIVE has travelled to Casablanca, Tunisia, Dakar, Kigali, Mauritius, Johannesburg, Bombay and New Delhi, giving rise to a host of encounters. Indeed, it is these encounters and all that they bring to this network of friendship that constitute the project’s life blood.
Estimated running time : 2h
On a closing note, Amélie Bonnin and Aurélie Charon present – in the presence of the young people they have met – the film La Bande des Français on Saturday the 21st December at 18h at MC93 – Maison de la Culture de Seine-Saint-Denis. Admission to the screening is free upon reservation.
Further information is available at mc93.com