• PAST EDITIONS :
  • 67 YEARS OF FESTIVAL POSTERS
  • MAISON JEAN VILAR
YOUR SEARCH
OPTIONAL FILTER(S)

Papperlapapp

Basel - Paris - Avignon
  • Theatre

  • Music



  • W
  • T
  • F
  • S
  • S
  • M
  • T
  • W
  • T
  • F
  • S
  • S
  • M
  • T
  • W
  • T
  • F
  • S
  • S
  • M
  • T
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 24
  • 25
  • 26
  • 27
  • 22h

    00

  • 22h

    00

  • 22h

    00

  •  
  • 22h

    00

  • 22h

    00

  • 22h

    00

  •  
  • 22h

    00

  • 22h

    00

  • 22h

    00

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
 
 
  • Papperlapapp © Christophe Raynaud de Lage
  • Papperlapapp © Christophe Raynaud de Lage
  • Papperlapapp © Christophe Raynaud de Lage
  • Papperlapapp © Christophe Raynaud de Lage
  • Papperlapapp © Christophe Raynaud de Lage
  • Papperlapapp © Christophe Raynaud de Lage
  • Papperlapapp © Christophe Raynaud de Lage
  • Papperlapapp © Christophe Raynaud de Lage
  • Papperlapapp © Christophe Raynaud de Lage
  • Papperlapapp © Christophe Raynaud de Lage
  • Papperlapapp © Christophe Raynaud de Lage
© LA COMPAGNIE DES INDES / FESTIVAL D'AVIGNON
  • It was a political-religious conflict between the king of France Philippe le Bel and the pope Boniface VIII that gave rise to the history of the Avignon papacy and therefore the history of the Palais des papes and its celebrated Cour d'honneur that Christoph Marthaler, Anna Viebrock and their companions will invest 700 years after the installation of the popes in France. This show created for the Cour will only be presented at the Festival. Curious about this place, curious about its architecture and its past, the director looked for what his musical theatre could express by taking an interest in this labyrinthine palace and those who went through it. Isn't this monument the majestic expression of political power and religious power that, down through the centuries, had in common using at their convenience truth and lies to protect themselves from the obstacles that constantly threatened them and establish over the long term the pre-eminence of one vis-à-vis the other? Questioning the parcelled-out history that books recount to us, adding a few missing, even invented elements, crossing literature, music and philosophy, Christoph Marthaler will cast his poet's eyes on the illusory nature of truth, in this new creation with the enigmatic title, an outmoded German expression, that could be translated as "blah blah blah" or "what next!". From small concrete events in sublime moments of individual or collective imagination, he will compose as usual a score that is as much acted as sung that will genuinely be inscribed in this Courtyard and will perhaps make appear what is hidden behind its monumental and fantastic wall. What was hidden there yesterday, what is still hidden there in 2010, behind its many transparent and stained-glass windows, doors, barred basement openings, in the tombs, true or false, real or theatrical. It is on a voyage between an "elsewhere" and "long ago", a "here and now" that Christoph Marthaler and Anna Viebrock invite us. A voyage between dreams and reality, archaeological research and a police investigation. An artistic voyage meticulously articulated, elegant and full of humour, at the limits of history and the theatre: and if the history of the Palais des papes was only now beginning? JFP

  • Distribution

    director Christoph Marthaler
    scenographer Anna Viebrock
    costumes Sarah Schittek
    music supervisor Rosemary Hardy
    music direction collaboration Bendix Dethleffsen
    artistic collaboration Gerhard Alt
    lighting Phoenix (Andreas Hofer)
    dramaturg Malte Ubenauf
    dramaturgy collaboration Olivier Cadiot
    make-up Yara Rapold
    sound Frédéric Vienot
    assistant director Ludivine Petit
    assistant scenographer Hannah Albrecht
    assistanat aux costumes Nina Gundlach
    technique and production Festival d\'Avignon
    sets et and costumes were realized in the studios of the Festival d'Avignon


    with Marc Bodnar, Raphael Clamer, Bendix Dethleffsen, Evelyne Didi, Olivia Grigolli, Rosemary Hardy, Ueli Jäggi, Jürg Kienberger, Bernhard Landau, Sasha Rau, Martin Schütz, Clemens Sienknecht, Bettina Stucky, Graham F. Valentine, Jeroen Willems

    Production

    production Festival d'Avignon


    avec le soutien de Pro Helvetia-Fondation suisse pour la Culture, de la Fondation Luma, de l'Association suisse d'Entraide sociale et culturelle, de la Fondation Corymbo, de Zuger Kulturstiftung Landis & Gyr, de l'Ambassade du Royaume des Pays-Bas à Paris et d'Arte
    remerciements à Guy Castelbou pour le prêt d'un harmonium et à Étienne Leterrier pour la traduction

 

SHARE

| MORE

AND ALSO

INTERWIEW WITH
CHRISTOPH MARTHALER


DOWNLOAD


 


INTERVIEW WITH
ANNA VIEBROCK


DOWNLOAD


 


PROGRAMME
OF THE PERFORMANCE


DOWNLOAD


 

MEETINGS

PREVIOUS MEETINGS

Jul Friday 09 11:30 AM
DIALOGUES WITH THE PUBLIC
avec l'équipe artistique de Papperlapapp

LISTENLISTEN

Jul Tuesday 06 11:30 AM
PRESS CONFERENCES
Press conference - 6 July, opening of the Festival d'Avignon 2010

VIDEOVIDEO