Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles: Une tentative presque comme une autre
24.5. Lugano, ORME Festival 30.5. Genf, Out of the Box Festival - Biennale des Arts inklusifs 01.6. Bern, BewegGrund.Das Festival 04.6. Basel, Wildwuchs Festival
Guillaume and Clément Papachristou are twin brothers. Twins consciously seek physical contact with each other even when in the womb. When two people are so closely connected, it raises questions - about their own individuality, being different and the familiar strangeness of the other person. Guillaume was born with cerebral palsy unlike his brother Clément. In Une tentative presque comme une autre (an effort almost like any other) the twins express their relationship through an intimate duet. They discover shared and different physical aspects in their own reduced and poetic language of movement. They share with us the reality of their lives and the associated problems and doubts with clever dialogue – humorous, sensitive and without a hint of shame. The audience thus become accomplices in a charming way in the twins' attempt to establish closeness and distance to each other. How much distance is needed to develop individually while holding and supporting each other at the same time?
Duration: 70 minutes
Language: In French with German and French subtitles.
Access: Swiss German sign language in Berne and Lugano.
The choreographer, director and actorClément Papachristou completed his education at the Royal Conservatory of Liège in 2014 and has since divided his work between Brussels and Marseille. He was quick to develop an interest in inclusive choreography routines for an audience otherwise frequently excluded. His brother Guillaume Papachristou lives in Marseille where he visits a care home four times a week to pursue artistic activities. He is also a member of Les Arteliers theatre collective and a member of the inclusive dance project Mixability led by choreographer Andrew Graham.
Choreography: Clément Papachristou & Guillaume Papachristou Dramaturgical consultation/assistance Stage: Salim Djaferi, Bastien Montes Lighting: Laurie Fouvet
Production: Saint-Gens Asbl Co-production: Festival de Marseille, Théâtre de Liège / Festival Pays de Danses