“Our whole being is just the delusion of many.” Robert Musil

The king in the shadow of his palace and his people,the church and its faithful in that of the pope, the boss in the shadow of the worker and his factory. Three tyrants in the closet of an abandoned monument, left alone in the exercise of their language, a register codified by the respective nature of their power: temporal, spiritual, economic. To exercise this power, they must subjugate this uninhabited kingdom and, paradoxically, subjugate all sovereigns. The tyrant governs, and the subjugation reveals a metamorphosed shock, a deconstruction of his code, this corporal place that contains the social function. The materialisation of the individual, the “man without qualities”, emerging from the chrysalis of sovereignty is therefore inevitable. The body finds a unique language, not related to its role but to its nature.In turn, the individual opens itself to a new metamorphosis, the eruption of the real body instead of the body of the personage, the artist escaping from the individual whose abandoned moulting, costume, reveals the artifice.

TYRAN(S) explores places of the body with humour, its capacity to absorb protocol, codes, its resilience and continuous reinvention.

Marie Baudet, La Libre Belgique, 04/2014

Conception and choreography Karine Ponties

Performers Mathieu Desseigne, Eric Domeneghetty, Shantala Pèpe

Dramaturg and light designer Guillaume Toussaint Fromentin

Original Music David Monceau

Production : Dame de Pic/Cie Karine Ponties

Coproduction : Théâtre Jean Vilar de Vitry, Théâtre d’Esch/Luxembourg

With the support of Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles, Direction Générale de la Culture, Service général des Arts de la Scène, and with the support of Programme Culture de l’Union Européenne (projet Métamorphoses) created by La Briqueterie/Centre de Développement Chorégraphique du Val de Marne, Centrum Kultury ZAMEK, Les Brigittines/Centre d’Art contemporain du Mouvement de la Ville de Bruxelles.

Dame de Pic / Cie Karine Ponties est conventionnée avec le Ministère de la Culture de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles-Service Danse et reçoit le soutien de Wallonie-Bruxelles International.

12.11.2015 • Charleroi/Danses – Les Ecuries, Charleroi, Belgium

24.10.2015Theatre de la Ville, Esch, Luxembourg

18.05.2015Festival KroKi, Krakow, Poland

12.06.2014 → 2014-06-13Théâtre Jean Vilar , Vitry-sur-Seine, France

13.05.2014 → 2014-05-14Centrum Kultury Zamek, Poznan, Poland

22.04.2014 → 2014-04-23Les Brigittines, Bruxelles, Belgium