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Joël Pommerat in Brazil

For the first time in Brazil, author and stage director Joël Pommerat, distinguished with the Grand Prize of the Académie française was the guest of honor at the 3rd Mostra Internacional de Teatro de São Paulo.
On March 4-6, 2016, within the scope of the 3rd Mostra Internacional de Teatro de São Paulo, Joël Pommerat presented two of his creations, Ça ira (1) fin de Louis and Cendrillon.

Ça ira (1) fin de Louis

Ça ira (1) fin de Louis is a work of contemporary political fiction inspired by the 1789 French Revolution. What has led men to a quest for power? What new strategies can be set up between mankind and society?
Between fiction and reality, Ça ira speaks of such a fight for democracy. Delving into the history of the French Revolution is essential for Joël Pommerat at a time when Europe is jostled by a return to nationalism, to the Far Right and conservatism. What has inspired the author, what he essentially covers, is the revolutionary process, the mechanisms that govern an individual’s actions, the group dimension of political action.

Cendrillon (Cinderella)

Cendrillon is a contemporary reinterpretation of Grimm’s fairy tale, in a production of the National Theater of Brussels. The director enables us to face the tragic experiences of childhood – fear, solitude, nightmares and hopes – based on a founding element, the death of the mother. This work testifies to, for the first time at the Mostra Internacional de Teatro de São Paulo, the presentation of a work intended for children and the youth.
For the Festival opening on March 4, 2016 at the Ibirapuera auditorium – Oscar Niemeyer.

Reviews and Training linked to de Ça ira (1) fin de Louis

This Festival invites artists to take part in their creative process through encounters with the public and universities.
  • Analysis of Joël Pommerat’s path
Edelcio Mostaço, researcher at the Arts Center of the Santa Catarina State University
  • Round table discussions
‘‘La place de la narrative au cœur de la scène théâtrale contemporaine’’ (The Narrative at the heart of the Contemporary Theatrical Scene)
Above all with Christophe Triau, Associate Professor of Theatrical Studies at the Paris-West-Nanterre-La Défense University and playwright, author of Joël Pommerat. Cendrillon (Scéren/CNDP, 2013)
‘‘L’utilisation de la lumière dans la création contemporaine’’ (The Use of Light in Contemporary Creation)
With designers Guilherme Bonfanti (Teatro da Vertigem, Brazil) and Emmanuel Abate (Compagnie Louis Brouillard, France).
  • Session devoted to performative and participative reviews
Discussion relating to Ça ira (1) fin de Louis for eight hours in real time, with the public, in partnership with the journal Antro positivo
  • Master class and residency with stage designer Eric Soyer, collaborator of Joël Pommerat
The third edition of the Mostra Internacional de Teatro de São Paulo took place from March 4 to 13, 2016. It presented ten shows of internationally-renowned artists hailing from France, Poland, South Africa, the Congo – particularly Faustin Linyekula, artist and guest of honor in 2016 of the Artista na Cidade Biennale of Lisbon, with the support of the Institut français –, Greece, Belgium, Germany and Brazil. Created in 2014, the Festival is centered on the distribution of works by the greatest artists of the international scene as well as on experimentation, training, reviews and research.
With the support of the Institut français, Ça ira (1) fin de Louis  pursued its world tour in Canada, on March 16-19, 2016, where it premiered in North America at the National Arts Center of Ottawa.
  •   Cendrillon © Cici Olsson  
  •   Cendrillon © Cici Olsson  
  •   Cendrillon © Cici Olsson  
  •   Ca ira © Elizabeth Carecchio  
  •   Ca ira © Elizabeth Carecchio  
  •   Ca ira © Elizabeth Carecchio