ASHES

Premiered in 2014. Currently touring.

Duration : 60 minutes / Audience : From 14 years.

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THE PERFORMANCE

Ashes is the meeting point of two stories. The story of a pyromaniac who burned down a village in the south of Norway in 1978, and the story of the writer, who by retelling this story, needs to face his own fears. A brutally poetic piece of visual theatre about how quickly the forces in us can change from creative to destructive; about the beast that hides within every human heart.

Actors, life-sized puppets, music and video. 

PRESS

“A piece of seizing beauty, with strong images, a complex structure, that deserves its reputation. Not to be missed.”
— TOUTE LA CULTURE • MATHIEU DOCHTERMANN
A haunted, mesmerizing piece about arson and internal torment
— THE NEW YORK TIMES • LAURA COLLINS-HUGHES
“A poetry that transcends the worst.”
— LA TERRASSE • ANAÏS HELUIN

CREATIVE TEAM

Directed by – Yngvild Aspeli

Actors and puppeteers – Viktor Lukawski, Aitor Sanz Juanes / Alice Chéné / Laetitia Labre & Andreu Martinez Costa (Originally created with Pierre Tual & Amador Artiga)

Artistic collaborator – Paola Rizza

Dramaturgical advices – Pauline Thimonnier

Scénography – Charlotte Maurel & Gunhild Mathea Olaussen

Music by – Guro Moe Skumsnes in collaboration with Ane Marthe Sørlien Holen

Puppets by – Polina Borisova, Sebastian Puech, Yngvild Aspeli, Carole Allemand, Sophie Coëffic

Costumes – Sylvia Denais

Lights – Xavier Lescat (originally created by David Farine)

Video – David Lejard-Ruffet

Light techniciens – Xavier Lescat / Vincent Loubière

Sound and video technicians - Antony Aubert / Simon Masson

Artistic support – Philippe Genty & Mary Underwood

Producer and tour booker - Claire Costa

SUPPORT

COPRODUCTIONS – Cie Philippe Genty (FR) / Figurteatret i Nordland (NO) / MCNN – Centre de Création et de production (FR) / Le Mouffetard – Théâtre des arts de la marionnette à Paris (FR)

SUPPORTED BY – Théâtre du fil de l’eau – Pantin (FR) / Théâtre de la Girandole – Montreuil (FR) / La Nef Manufacture d’utopies – Pantin (FR) / Nord-Trøndelag Teater (NO) / Norsk Kulturråd (NO) / Nordlands Fylkeskommune (NO) / Direction des Affaires Culturelles -DRAC Bourgogne (FR) / Fritt Ord (NO) / Fond For Lyd og Bilde (NO) / FFUK (NO) / Arcadi Ile de France / dispositifs d’accompagnement et de la SPEDIDAM pour la diffusion à l’international / Ce projet bénéficie du soutien du Département de la Seine-Saint-Denis dans le cadre d’un projet en réseau avec les acteurs culturels du territoire autour de la marionnette.

THANKS TO – Réseau Quint’Est