Alice Laloy

Le Ring de Katharsy

Theatre
T2G Théâtre de Gennevilliers – Centre Dramatique National
decemberdec 5 – 16
1/3

Creation 2024

1h30

Minimum age 15 years

Prices € 8 to € 24
Subscribers € 8 to € 14

T2G Théâtre de Gennevilliers – Centre Dramatique National

Thursday december 5

20h00

Friday december 6

20h00

Saturday december 7

18h00

Sunday december 8

16h00

Monday december 9

20h00

Thursday december 12

20h00

Friday december 13

20h00

Saturday december 14

18h00

Sunday december 15

16h00

Monday december 16

20h00

With Coralie Arnoult, Lucille Chalopin, Alberto Diaz, Camille Guillaume, Dominique Joannon, Antoine Maitrias, Léonard Martin, Nilda Martinez, Antoine Mermet, Maxime Steffan, Marion Tassou. Designed and directed by Alice Laloy. Written and choreographed by Alice Laloy with the complicity of the entire artistic team. Artistic assistance and collaboration Stéphanie Farison. Choreographic collaboration Stéphanie Chêne. Set design Jane Joyet. Research, design and development of the release systems Christian Hugel. Lighting design César Godefroy. Musical composition Csaba Palotaï. Sonic writing Géraldine Foucault. Research and development of props and objects Antonin Bouvret. Costume design Alice Laloy, Maya-Lune Thieblemont, Anne Yarmola. Video creation Maud Guerche. Video creation assistant Félix Farjas. Stunts Anis Messabis. Assistant director Salomé Baumgartner. Trainee costume designer Esther Le Bellec. Stage Manager Sylvain Liagre, alternating with Baptiste Douaud. Stage manager Léonard Martin. Touring Lighting Director Elisa Millot. Touring Sound Manager Géraldine Foucault, alternating with Arthur Legouhy. Set Design Les Ateliers du Théâtre National de Strasbourg (TNS). Coordination of artistic projects Joanna Cochet. Production and distribution Gabrielle Dupas. Administration Céline Amadis. Communication Manon Rouquet. 

Production the s’Appelle Reviens Company
Coproduction T2G Théâtre de Gennevilliers, Centre Dramatique National ; Théâtre de l’Union – Centre dramatique national du Limousin ; Théâtre National populaire ; TNS – Théâtre national de Strasbourg ; La Comédie de Clermont-Ferrand – Scène nationale ; ThéâtredelaCité – CDN Toulouse Occitanie ; Marionnettissimo ; Théâtre d’Orléans – Scène nationale ; Le Bateau feu – Scène nationale Dunkerque ; Théâtre Nouvelle Génération – Centre dramatique national ; Scène nationale Lille Métropole Villeneuve-d’Ascq ; Théâtre Olympia – Centre dramatique national de Tours ; Malakoff Scène nationale – Théâtre 71 ; Festival d’Automne à Paris
With the support of the Spedidam and the SACD
With the support of the French Ministry of Culture
The company is subsidised by the Drac Hauts-de-France - Ministry of Culture and the Hauts-de-France region, the Nord department and the Dunkerque urban community.

The T2G Théâtre de Gennevilliers, Centre Dramatique National and the Festival d'Automne à Paris are co-producers of this show and present it as a co-realisation.

There are no puppets in this large-scale new work by puppeteer Alice Laloy. Instead, we encounter humans which have been transformed into avatars and then thrown into a ring In order to compete in increasingly violent matches. This mise en abyme, at the frontier between wrestling-inspired ritual and video game scenario, invites us to question the limits of a society which simply follows orders.

In Le Ring de Katharsy, a piece which raises questions about the concepts of true and false, Alice Laloy pursues her fascination for the relationship between object and the living, and the way in which puppets put relations of power into perspective. In this dystopian vision configured in the style of a video game, she constructs a system which is controlled from outside, and in which human beings transform into avatars by confronting each other in the ring. Each round explores a specific social metaphor. Consumption, competition, and manipulation play fundamental roles in this game where the level of violence increases until world order is upturned. Set in a monochrome space, this new work for bodies and objects is brought to life by a cast of singers, dancers and circus performers. Within this impressive line-up, we come face to face with the artist's penchant for cause and effect relationships, and research into bodily states, materials and objects. In Le Ring de Katharsy, Alice Laloy evokes the system in which human beings find themselves caught up and the inevitability of revolt.

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