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Des Vils

  • Duration: 50 min
  • France
  • For all
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Mastoc Production

A poignant theatrical and choreographic vision of those on the margins…

Shopping trolley beds covered with transparent sheets, from which shadow-people emerge: the homeless who survive on our streets.
Thus begins a strange and vibrant ballet, a rallying cry for the outcast and ignored - those we so often turn away from… Carine Kermin and Vincent Gillois are passionate believers in the power of political street theatre. In their thirteen years pounding the pavement, they have crafted a profound, moving, creative universe, where intimate moments are entwined with world history, reminding the audience of their role as citizens.
The artists’ emotional response to the Enfants de Don Quichotte homeless camp on the banks of Paris’ Canal Saint-Martin (2006) was the inspiration for their latest creation. Des Vils is about those who attempt to survive on the street, about degradation and failure, but also about the innate beauty of mankind... A poetic immersion in the constant flow of humanity, this show uses the street as a river, travelling upstream to explore the relationships between the body and the city, between private and public spaces, between fellow humans… An allegorical exploration of people abandoned to a life of poverty, Des Vils transposes the talents of a slam poet and five dancers into shopping trolleys, the new life rafts of those excluded from society.

Distribution and legal informations

  • Original idea, script development, stage design: Vincent Gillois
  • Direction and choreography: Carine Kermin, Vincent Gillois
  • Scenery constructed by: Jules Pinteville
  • Music: Régis Baillet/Diaphane
  • Script: Alice Ligier
  • Light: Fabrice Hamet
  • Sound: Charles Michaux or Fabien Devaux
  • Performance: Alexandre Blondel, Jérôme Kabore, Michel «Meech» Onomo, Dara You (dancers) and Olivier Mansard (actor-performer), Alice Ligier (slam poet)
  • Produced by: Cie Mastoc Production
  • Co-produced by: Le Moulin Fondu, CNAR de Noisy-le-Sec; Les Usines Boinot, CNAR en Poitou-Charentes/Niort; CCN de la Rochelle-Kader Attou; Le Boulon, CNAR de Vieux-Condé; L’Abattoir, CNAR de Chalon-sur-Saône; L’Atelier 231, CNAR de Sotteville-lès-Rouen, Centre National des Arts de la Rue
  • With the support of: DRAC Poitou-Charentes; Spedidam
  • The company has formed partnerships with: DRAC Poitou-Charentes; Région Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes; Conseil départemental des Deux-Sèvres
  • Photos credits: Francis Aviet

More informations

  • Place of capture : Place Mauvard
  • Collection : Mimos 2016


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