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  • Olivier Py

    Avignon

  • > La Scierie

    Creation 2018

    Running time 3h10

  • In these topical tragedies, characters challenge each other to try to understand how to live with dignity.

 

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Pur Present © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Pur Present © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Pur Present © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Pur Present © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Pur Present © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Pur Present © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Pur Present © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Pur Present © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Pur Present © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Pur Present © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Pur Present © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Pur Present © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Pur Present © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Pur Present © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Pur Present © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Pur Present © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Pur Present © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Pur Present © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Pur Present © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Pur Present © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Pur Present © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Pur Present © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

 

Presentation

  • Made up of three plays, Pure present is based on Aeschylus's tragedies, which Olivier Py has been translating and directing for ten years. This intimate relationship with the ancient poet has opened a breach in his aesthetics similar to that created by his work with prisoners. For the playwright and director of the Festival d'Avignon, the plays born of this experience, here The Inaccessible, The Unaccomplished, and The Irrevocable, are an opportunity to pare down his theatre and sharpen his writing. For “this tragedy of our pure present” in which “the smallest gesture betrays our guilt,” Olivier Py chose swiftness and concision by focusing on a small number of striking characters and extreme situations: a prisoner and a chaplain, a banker and his son, a masked man and the crowd, a burning prison, a gunshot, a masked revolution. All take part in verbal jousts which echo and answer each other. All make theirs a question that cannot be answered either by morality or by the law: “How to live with dignity?”

    Olivier Py
    In 2013, Olivier Py became the first artist to be appointed director of the Festival d'Avignon since Jean Vilar. A director for the theatre, the opera, and cinema, but also an actor and poet, Olivier Py anchors his work in his contemporaries' preoccupations, in order to open up a poetic and political dialogue about the life of the individual as part of a community. Theatre is his culture and his instrument: with him, words become actions, without losing sight of the fact that this gesture—a poem—could one day be the basis of new democratic forms.

  • Distribution

    With Dali Benssalah, Nâzim Boudjenah de la Comédie-Française, Joseph Fourez
    Et Guilhem Fabre (piano)

    Text and direction Olivier Py
    Stage design after an idea of Pierre-André Weitz
    Assistannt direction Neil-Adam Mohammedi


    Production

    Production Festival d'Avignon
    Coproduction
    Teatro Nacional D. Maria II (Lisbonne)
    With the support of
      l'Adami et de la Spedidam pour la 72e édition du Festival d'Avignon
    Thanks
    Pierre-André Weitz et Guillaume Bresson représenté par la Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris/Bruxelles

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