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LOCO

New creation on tour

LOCO

« A play for two performers in a sober and intelligent staging, a razor-sharp writing that admirably plays with the symbolic possibilities of the puppet, and an impressive interpretation-manipulation of mastery and nuance. A jewel of precision and poetry. »

Mathieu Dochtermann

Marionnette pour noctambules avisés, Toute la culture
15 mars 2022

The theatrical project Loco is inspired by the Russian author Nikolai Gogol’s short story ‘Diary of a Madman’, by Gogol’s own life and mental illness, and in part by our own experiences.

« All this comes, I think, from the fact that people imagine that the brain is housed in the skull; not at all: it is brought by a wind that blows from the Caspian Sea. »

Dairy of a Madman by Nikolay Vasilievich Gogol
Nikolai Gogol’s ‘Diary of a Madman’ is an absurd tale about the thin line between reason and insanity. The story’s main character is Poprishchin, a lowly civil servant whose life is thrown into turmoil following an encounter with the director’s daughter, Sofi. The love he feels for the inaccessible Sofi sets him on a delirious search for identity. “Maybe I am an earl or a general. Why do I look as if I’m just an insignificant employee? Maybe even I don’t know who I am.” As he puzzles over his status, he is compelled to question and investigate everything – even Sofi’s dog, Meggy. Eventually, madness offers Poprishchin the chance to break free of his miserable lot in life when he proclaims himself Ferdinand VIII, King of Spain. The deception briefly lifts Poprishchin out of his despair, only to plunge him deeper into ruin: the long-awaited ‘Spanish deputation’ will soon arrive to escort their King Ferdinand… to the asylum.

Cast & Credits

Direction and dramaturgy Tita Iacobelli
Staging, dramaturgy, scenography design and puppetry Natacha Belova
Cast by Marta Pereira and Tita Iacobelli (alternating with Anne Romain)
Choreography and outside eye Nicole Mossoux
Assisting dramaturgy and outside eye Raven Rüell
Light creation Christian Halkin
Puppets Loïc Nebreda
Sound Creation Simón González
Costumes Jackye Fauconnier
Scenography and assistantship to the staging Camille Burckel
Production Javier Chávez
Artistic Production Daniel Córdova
Lighting Gauthier Poirier dit Caulier
Production Company Belova-Iacobelli
Thanks for the artistic contribution to Sophie Warnant

Tour

Upcoming Dates
2022
30 September and 1 October : Maison de la Culture de Tournai (Belgium) Tita Iacobelli and Marta Pereira
8 November : Centre National de la Marionnette Jéliote, Oloron Sainte-Marie (France) – Anne Romain and Marta Pereira
10 November : Théâtre ATP de DAX (France) – Anne Romain and Marta Pereira
18 November : Théâtre Antoine Vitez, Ivry (France) – Anne Romain and Marta Pereira
28 November-17 December : Théâtre de Poche, Brussels (Belgium) Tita Iacobelli and Marta Pereira
20-21 December : Teatro Due, Parma (Italy) – Anne Romain and Marta Pereira

2023
28-29 March : Centre Culturel de Nivelles (Belgium) Tita Iacobelli and Marta Pereira

Past Dates
2022
8-9 September : Théâtre Marni, Brussels (Belgium)
28-29 June : La Biennale di Venezia – Festival Internazionale del Teatro (Italy)
6-17 April : Théâtre CorpArtes, Santiago (Chile)
12 March : La Nuit de la Marionnette, Théâtre Jean Arp, Clamart (France)

2021
21-30 October : L’Atelier Théâtre Jean Vilar, Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium)
5-9 October : Le Théâtre National de la Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles (Belgium)
29-30 September : Théâtre de la Cité de Toulouse (France)
25-26 September : Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes, Charleville-Mézières (France)

Coproduction:
Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, Théâtre de Poche Bruxelles, L’Atelier Théâtre Jean Vilar Louvain-la-Neuve, Maison de la Culture de Tournai, Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes Charleville-Mézières, Fondation Corpartes Santiago Chili, Le théâtre de la Cité de Toulouse.

With the help of the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles Arts de la scène

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CONTACT

Belova - Iacobelli
Theatre Company

 

Production : Javier Chávez
+32 491 955 366
jchavez@ifoperator.be

 

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