It's a series of insomnia. A suite for insomniacs. Variations around the inability to lie down in a bed.

The sequences are short, almost silent. Body language is invented from real sensations related to insomnia (exhaustion, sensation of going astray, confinement, despair, floating, fall, suspension...), developed and repeated to excess.

On stage, there is a bed and a suspended pillow ceiling. An insomniac, a singer-cellist-bedside lamp, and a sandman perched above the pillow ceiling.


The show was performed in 2012 at Vélo Théâtre (Apt). In 2013 at : Théâtre Romain Rolland (Villejuif) ; Espace 600 (Grenoble) ; la Gare Franche (Marseille) ; Théâtre de Fontblanche (Vitrolles). In 2014 at : Le Théâtre, Scène Nationale de Mâcon ; Les Transversales, Théâtre de Verdun ; Bonlieu, Scène Nationale d'Annecy ; Théâtre National de Nice ; The Place (London) ; La Passerelle, Scène Nationale des Alpes du Sud (Gap). In 2015 at : Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre (Japan) ; Les 2 Scenes (Scène Nationale de Besançon). In 2016 at : les 2 Scènes (Scène Nationale de Besançon) : le Tandem (Scène Nationale d'Arras/Douais).


It was co-produced by Vélo Théâtre, Espace Périphérique, Théâtre Romain Rolland (Villejuif), Mairie de Marseille, Région and DRAC PACA, and hosted in residence by la Page d'Aventure (Arles-sur-Tech), Vélo Théâtre (Apt), Espace Périphérique (Paris), Théâtre de Cuisine, Minoterie (Marseille), Anis Gras, le lieu de l'autre (Arcueil), la Gare Franche (Marseille), Théâtre de Fontblanche (Vitrolles), la Passerelle (Gap) and Théâtre Romain Rolland (Villejuif).

 

with : Claire Ruffin (writing and acting), Camille Boitel (co-writing, scenography, manipulation), Catherine Exbrayat (composition, cello and singing), Vincent Beaume (lighting control), Manon Trompowky (general control and stage control). Lighting design: Claire Childéric. With the help of Thomas de Broissia, Céline Perrigon, Marion Lefèbvre, Robin Decourcy.