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La Nuit tombe quand elle veut

A noite cai quando ela quer

A wake or vigil is traditionally a moment in time when people gather together in order to experience the symbolic passage of time between night and day. For this collaboration from two cultures, the French choreographer Latifa Laâbissi and the Brazilian choreographer Marcelo Evelin has chosen to set forth the necessary conditions for a wake of a fully-inhabited kind: inhabited by voices, and songs and peopled by flamboyant presences and nagging ghosts. In La nuit tombe quand elle veut, they invite spectators to follow them along a journey of perceptive immersion, in which they undergo an interior experience in the company of three figures, part-nightwatchman and part-prophetess, who are always on the lookout. Accompanied by the musician Tomas Monteiro – whose theremin playing amplifies their imaginary states – their presences mutate, turning into “bodies which see, register, sediment, cannibalise, archive and bury”. Multiplied by Nadia Lauro's incandescent staging, the light they mirror, and the languages they emit, together with their bodies saturated with images, all blends into a tumultuous and malleable matter, in constant metamorphosis. 

Created by: Latifa Laâbissi & Marcelo Evelin
Performed by: Latifa Laâbissi, Marcelo Evelin & Tomas Monteiro
Music: Tomas Monteiro
Space-Costumes: Nadia Lauro
Figures: Latifa Laâbissi & Nadia Lauro
Light: Chloé Bouju
Outside eye: Isabelle Launay
Production: Figure Project


Coproduction: Festival de la Cité, Lausanne (CH) / Le Quartz - Scène nationale de Brest / ICI-CCN de Montpellier / CNDC d’Angers / TNB - Centre Européen Théâtral et Chorégraphique, Rennes / La Passerelle, Scène nationale de Saint-Brieuc / Centre National de la danse, Pantin / Festival d’Automne à Paris.