Sortir du noir was conceived by directors Mary Jimenez and Bénédicte Liénard. The work engages a sharp and sensitive reflection on the reality of migratory flows, in particular through the question of the duty of burial. The spectators are sitting on a sand-covered ground, close to the actors, and are surrounded by images. They are taken on an exceptional journey that is reminiscent of those of the Harragas (in literary Arabic “those who burn”, in other words, figuratively speaking, “those who burn the borders”). This work is woven from the stories collected in Tunisia by the two creators of the project. The interaction between image, sound and living performance is at the service of the delicate subject of the duty of burial. The theatre stage turns into the place where the forgotten speak.
with With: Noma Omran (Music Composition & singing) – Mohamed Toukabri, Estelle Franco (performers) – Bénédicte Liénard et Mary Jimenez (Directors, Images & editing) – Sabine Theunissen (Scenography) -Virginie Surdej (Images) – Aliocha Van der Avoort (Video Design) – Kevin Jaspar (General direction)
Co-production: Atlas of Transitions, Théâtre de Liège
Within the framework of « Tunisie en mouvement » by Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles International in 2020.