The Talents Adami Théâtre initiative gives carte blanche to the ever-inventive author and director, Pascal Rambert, to create a show with young actors. Embracing diversity, 8 ensemble recounts their respective eight, sinuous journeys in life and highlights what each actor has to say.
Above all else, Pascal Rambert likes people. He likes to take time to meet them, listen to them, join in conversation with them. For this new project, he asks each actor to present themselves and reply to the following question: “How do you see yourself in 2051?” Rambert takes an interest in their families, daily lives, and the moment when they first discovered theater. The text, or score, for 8 ensemble that Rambert has written is both for them and from them. It retraces their lives in a non-stereotypical way, following their ins and outs, adversities, and different energies. The text advances through associations, marks out different paths, and unfurls the elements of the imaginary and the poetic contained within each young person. He invites the performers to share in his way of working, his attachment to the body and the spoken word. In the absence of any decor or costumes, and in a theater painted white with lighting worthy of a football stadium, he reveals and exposes the voices and bodies of these young actors at the beginning of their professional lives.
For 24 years, Talents Adami Théâtre has worked to showcase the talents of early-career actors. In 2021, Adami Théâtre invited Pascal Rambert to create a new play with 8 young actors, who were selected among a field of 1,000 applicants: Souad Arsane, Sekhou Drame, Felipe Fonseca Nobre, Yuming Hey, Liora Jaccottet, Jisca Kalvanda, Mouradi M’Chinda, and Marie Rochand. Talents Adami Théâtre generated this genuine collaborati
on between two generations of theater artists. For the young artists it represented an exceptional stepping stone and offered them the incomparable opportunity to perform at Festival d’Automne in Paris.
Show performed in French with English supertitles. Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes.
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