Jetlag, is, first of all,
an emotional journey,
constantly out of step…
In between airports, from a crowded transit zone to a confined aeroplane cabin, a man is trying to keep his loneliness at bay. Lost in exhilaration and confusion, as he moves from one place to the next, space and time are blurred; he dreams of a new start. But as he steps forward on his quest, he realises that things might not turn out the way he expected.
Dance, circus and gestural theatre come together to explore the subject of solitude. Leaning on texts by Samuel Beckett, Paul Auster, Jorge Luis Borges, as well as a singular scenography, the challenge was to blend the comical nature of the situations presented, with the tragic of a character. We intended, in this way, to get closer to a farcical and absurd world in which the main character evolves and personifies, in a poetic manner, the freedom and carefreeness of someone who is out of sync with the rest of the world.
Spectacle de théâtre physique – Tout public
“The Chaliwaté Company tells a story but doesn’t limit the senses: it is for our feelings to understand this dance meant for three, as the dozen scenes take us from the passenger seat of an aeroplane to the cockpit, through an airport terminal, and aboard the wings of imagination. If an engineer analysed this strange alloy, he would most certainly find a piece of Jacques Tati, but also the comical cadence of French comedies from the 70s, willingly absurd, and references to slapstick of silent films. Approaching the art of mime as a question rather than an answer, the cheerful team leads us, thanks to this principle, on a very moving adventure, to be consumed without restraint.” Laurent Ancion – C!RQ en CAPITALE N°6 - January-March 2016
La Nuit du Geste, Théâtre Victor Hugo, Bagneux, France
Centre André Malraux, Hazebrouck, France
Directors and performers :
Sandrine Heyraud, Sicaire Durieux et Loïc Faure
Asbl Devenirs & Hélios asbl
Loïc Villiot et Loïc Le Foll
Dramatic criticism :
Alana Osbourne & Katya Montaignac
Voice over :
Sarah Chantelauze et Eric de Staercke
Soazig De Staercke
Thomas Barlatier, Tristan Galand et Yves Kerstius
With the help and support of La Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles - Service du Cirque, des Arts Forains et des Arts de la Rue, le Théâtre des Doms (F), le Centre Culturel Jacques Franck (B), l’Espace Catastrophe - Centre International de Création des Arts du Cirque (B), la Roseraie (B), le Théâtre Marni (Bruxelles), le Centre Culturel de Woluwé Saint-Lambert (B), Latitude 50 - pôle arts du cirque et de la rue (B), l'Odyssée - Théâtre de Périgueux (F), le BAMP, l'Atelier construction décor de Marchin - Devenirs Asbl (B), le Centre Culturel de Braine-L'Alleud (B), l'asbl MTP MEMAP (B), la commune d'Ixelles (Service Culture), KissKissBankBank, SACD, WBI, WBTD, Atelier Design.