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Sat 30 January — Mon 01 February

Le Présent qui déborde

Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles
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Le Présent qui déborde , © Christophe Raynaud de Lage © Christophe Raynaud de Lage


Created at the Festival d’Avignon 2019, O Agora que Demora made a splash, both with the public and the critics. In a singular form that joins theatre and film, Christine Jatahy treats the migratory question with an infinite depth. That which forces millions of individuals to be on the move. That which nationalism traps in refugee camps where life, suspended, elapses. No salvation for these men, these women, these children ripped from their ancestral homes with no promise of any future. A time that stretches endlessly where memories burn the heart, unable to move forward.

The second opus of a diptyque (Ithaque-Notre Odyssé 1 is the first part) O Agora que Demora touches on the distress of the refugees seen through the prism of Homer and his Odyssey. For a year, Christiane Jatahy met with these forced exiles. From Palestine to Lebanon, via Greece, South Africa and Brazil, the Brazilian filmmaker and director collected the testimonies of real, contemporary Odysseus. She gives them a voice in a living space, where the spectator is a participant in the artistic creation.

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Saturday, January 30, 2021 — Monday, February 1, 2021


Saturday, January 30, 2021 from 8:00 PM

Sunday, January 31, 2021 from 3:00 PM

Monday, February 1, 2021 from 8:00 PM


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