Marion Siéfert (fr)
French, with German & English subtitles
_JEANNE_DARK_, that’s the name of 16-year-old Jeanne’s Instagram account, who comes from a Catholic family and lives in a lower middle-class area in a suburb of Orléans. For the last few months, she’s been subjected to malicious jibes about her virginity from her fellow students. One night, alone in her room, she decides she won’t stay quiet any longer: she speaks up and she does it live on Instagram. In front of the mirror, which her smartphone serves as, she tells the story of and invents herself, dances, films, explodes, transforms herself, switching between exposing and performing herself.
This second collaboration between the French theatre maker Marion Siéfert (*1987) and dancer, choreographer and performer Helena de Laurens (*1988) is a show that takes place on stage and on social media at the same time. The idea was developed long before the Corona pandemic and follows the question of how it is possible to extend the theatre into the interactive space of social media. The performance, which premiered on 2 October 2020 at the Théâtre La Commune in Aubervilliers, provides an impressive answer to this question. _JEANNE_DARK_ is the fourth play by director and writer Marion Siéfert, who was a guest at Fast Forward last year with her production DU SALE ! and won the festival jury prize.
For FAST FORWARD AT WORK it was planned to provide the Instagram livestream of the performance from the Theater L'Empreinte, Scène nationale Brive-Tulle with German and English subtitles on this website. As this performance is cancelled due to the current lockdown in France, we are showing instead a recording of the livestream of the performance on 4 October 2020 at Théâtre La Commune in Aubervilliers, with courtesy of the artists and the production.
The next live performances via Instagram account @_jeanne_dark_ will take place on 18, 19 & 20 November at 20:30: The performance will then be played in an appartment version from a chamber of a flat in Aubervilliers.
The hosting theatres of this version are L'Empreinte - scène nationale Brive-Tulle - www.sn-lempreinte.fr/ - Théâtre Nouvelle Génération - CDN de Lyon www.tng-lyon.fr/ - Théâtre d'Arles - www.theatre-arles.com/ - Théâtre de Liège, Centre Scénique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles theatredeliege.be/ - on 18 November we present once more the German & English subtitles for this Live-Stream in our video channel: www.fastforw.art/videothek.
approx. 1h 45 min
Concept, Direction & Text Marion Siéfert / Aristic Cooperation, Choreography & Performance Helena de Laurens / Aristic Cooperation Matthieu Bareyre / Stage Design Nadia Lauro / Light Design Manon Lauriol / Sound Johannes Van Bebber / Video Antoine Briot / Baroque Harp Babett Niclas / Costumes Valentine Solé / Make-Up Karin Westerlund / Vocal Training Jean-Baptiste Veyret-Logerias / Technical Direction Chloé Bouju / Video Direction Jérémy Oury / Stage Management Marine Brosse / Developed & Accompanied by Ziferte Productions Cécile Jeanson
Production Ziferte Productions & La Commune, CDN d’Aubervilliers / Coproduction Théâtre Olympia – CDN de Tours, Théâtre National de Bretagne – Rennes, La Rose des vents – Scène Nationale de Villeneuve d’Ascq, Festival d’Automne à Paris, CNDC Angers, L’Empreinte – Scène nationale Brive-Tulle, CDN d’Orléans, Le Tandem – Scène nationale Arras-Douai, Théâtre Nouvelle Génération, CDN de Lyon, Le Maillon – Strasbourg, Kunstencentrum Vooruit-Gand, Théâtre Sorano – Toulouse / With The Support of Porosus, Fonds de dotation et de M.A.C COSMETICS / With The Production Support of La DRAC Île-de-France / Financed by la Région Île-de-France / Residencies T2g – CDN de Gennevilliers, La Ménagerie de verre dans le cadre du Studiolab / Stage Design Produced at Ateliers Nanterre-Amandiers : Marie Maresca, Ivan Assaël, Jérôme Chrétien / © Foto: Matthieu Bareyre
Presentation subtitles Panthea / Pictures Margaux Vendassi / German subtitles Yvonne Griesel / English subtitles Kate McNaughton
The German and English subtitles have been realized with kind support of the Institut français and the French Ministry of Culture