Alexis Forestier embarks us on a musical epic about the birth of Dada, the most rebellious artistic movement of the twentieth century. Follow the guide.
Dada: a fierce cry of hope at a time when the Great War was destroying Europe. In the winter of 1916, a handful of artists whipped up poetry, dance, music and the arts into an extraordinary frenzy. Alexis Forestier, whose Le Mystère-des-Mystères was presented at the Nouveau Théâtre de Montreuil 2012, has devised a playful and erudite production that puts the spotlight on the Dada movement. A call to shake up our existences.
After studying architecture, Alexis Forestier created in 1985 a musical ensemble close to the alternative scene, Les Endimanchés. It is a group of percussion which is inspired by at once industrial music and popular song.
with Clara Bonnet, Jean-François Favreau, Alexis Forestier, Itto Mehdaoui, Barnabé Perrotey
staging, scenography, editing of texts and musical collage Alexis Forestier
sound Jean-François Thomelin
light Perrine Cado
with the complicity of Bruno de Coninck
with the texts of Henri Lefebvre, Tristan Tzara, Hugo Ball, Richard Huelsenbeck, Greil Marcus, Franz Kafka, Arthur Cravan, éric Vuillard, Pierre Kropotkine, Lénine, Alexandre Soljenitsyne, Dominique Noguez, Marcel Janco, Heiner Müller…
with the music of Benzo, John Cage, Coil, The Cramps, Le Dernier Cri, Dirty Beaches, Bruno Fleurence, Hansen Windisch, The Residents, Les Morts Vont Bien, Point Invisible, Martin Rev, Pierre Schaeffer…
production Compagnie Les Endimanchés
coproduction Théâtre Dijon Bourgogne — CDN, Théâtre Vidy Lausanne
avec le soutien of La Fonderie — Le Mans, l’Usine — Toulouse Métropole, La Quincaillerie — Les-Laumes