5.11. and 6.11. at 7pm. TEHDAS Teatteri I
Sometime in the near future… Humanity has failed to adapt to the new ecological reality. It is officially the end of the world as we know it.
In a small building in the city centre, a family is about to spend their Sunday together, a family tradition. But the walls are shaking, strong winds and torrential rain rage outside and the storm has only just begun. Amidst this climatic chaos, the protagonists absurdly attempt to maintain a normal family life.
Meanwhile, somewhere else on the planet, three travelling wildlife reporters are doing their best to document the apocalypse. They film, with what little equipment they have, Earth’s last living species: three wild animals on the brink of extinction.
Collective insanity, blindness to the bleeding obvious; it’s a rich subject for bittersweet clowning. Between dreamlike fiction and factual reality, Dimanche paints a witty and tender portrait of humanity surprised by the uncontrollable forces of nature. Using lo-fi FX, miniature vehicles, puppetry, video, deadpan mime and ingeniously simple physical recreations of film language, Dimanche observes the ingenuity and stubbornness of humans as they try to preserve their day-to-day habits, going to absurd extremes to keep up a sense of normalcy despite the chaos of an ecological collapse.
Written and directed by : Julie Tenret, Sicaire Durieux, Sandrine Heyraud
With : Julie Tenret, Sicaire Durieux, Sandrine Heyraud Or Muriel Legrand, Thomas Dechaufour, Shantala Pèpe or Christine Heyraud
Dramaturgy: Alana Osbourne
Scenography by: Zoé Tenret
Stage Set Construction : Zoé Tenret, Bruno Mortaignie (LS Diffusion), Sébastien Boucherit and Sebastien Munck
Puppets created by: Waw ! Studios / Joachim Jannin et Jean-Raymond Brassinne
Puppet assistant creators:, Emmanuel Chessa, Aurélie Deloche and Gaëlle Marras
Lights by: Guillaume Toussaint Fromentin
Sound by: Brice Cannavo
Video by: Tristan Galand
1st AC: Alexandre Cabanne
Key Grip: Hatuey Suarez
Underwater filming: Alexandra Brixy
TV news filming : Tom Gineyts
Post-production videos : Paul Jadoul
Video set construction: Zoé Tenret and Sébastien Munck
Video sound : Jeff Levillain (Studio Chocolat-noisette) and Roland Voglaire (Boxon Studio)
Costumes : Fanny Boizard
General Stage Management: Léonard Clarys
Stage Management : Leonard Clarys with Isabelle Derr or Guillaume Toussaint Fromentin.
For Dimanche Focus Company and the Chaliwaté Company came together to write and create a surprising and touching performance. For a long time they have been following and appreciating each other’s work. They have a similar approach to performing art and they also shared a common taste for unusual theatrical forms, as if they spoke the same visual, artisanal and poetic language.
Acknowledgments: Co-produced by Le Théâtre des Tanneurs; Le Théâtre de Namur; La Maison de la Culture de Tournai; Théâtre de l’Ancre à Charleroi; Le Sablier – Ifs; Arts and Ideas New Haven; Adelaide Festival; Auckland Arts Festival.
Thu 5 November at 7pm. TEHDAS Teatteri
Fri 6 November at 7pm. TEHDAS Teatteri
Tickets 5€ From Web Shop Holvi
The performance shown as a recorded version to an audience gathered in a theatre space.
An artist talk in English and French via video connection with the working group will follow the Thursday 5.11. performance. Participants in the discussion include two Dimanche working group members Sandrine Heyraud and Julie Tenret, a puppeteer and climate activist Perrine Ferrafiat with professor geography and member of the Finnish Climate Change Panel Jukka Käyhkö.
Artist talk is a part of the TIP-Fest discussion series Drinks with Elina. The discussion is held in English and French. It is free of charge and anyone interested to join can enroll in beforehand here.
With the help and support of: La Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles – Service du Cirque, des Arts Forains et de la Rue ; Bourse du CAPT et de la Commission Communautaire Française. With the help and support of: La Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles – Service du Cirque, des Arts Forains et de la Rue ; Bourse du CAPT et de la Commission Communautaire Française. And support from: Escale du Nord – Centre Culturel d’Anderlecht ; Centre de la Marionnette de Tournai ; La Roseraie ; Latitude 50 – Pôle des Arts du Cirque et de la Rue ; Espace Catastrophe ; Centre Culturel Jacques Franck ; Maison de la Culture de Marche en Famenne ; Centre Culturel d’Eupen ; La Vénerie ; Le Centre Culturel de Braine l’Alleud ; Le Royal Festival de Spa ; Le Théâtre Marni ; L’Escaut ; Bronks ; AD LIB Production ; Résidences au Libitum ; LookIN’out et le Festival XS.
“Gorgeous combination of mime, object theatre and video. Meticulous scenes and beautiful theatrical effects create a surreal, dreamlike world with eye for detail. Dimanche is a dystopian parable about the climate, yet a joy to behold.” – De Standaard ★★★★
“A charming blend of fact and fiction with a vintage aesthetic and very current message.” – Edinburgh Guide
“Superb theatre for our time and a wonderful experience for all audience of all ages” – InDaily