Après les Troyennes
Creation for 10 performers | 5 danzatori, 3 attrici, 1 cantante lirica, 1 cameraman
Conception, choreography, scenography and lighting design | Claudio Bernardo
Assistants | Anne-Cécile Massoni, Marie Bach
Choir director | Anna Andreotti, Valérie Davreux
Performers on stage | Vincent Clavaguera, Elise Gäbele, Maxime Jennes, Cécilia Kankonda, Tijen Lawton, Carmela Locantore, Fatou Traoré, Mimbi Lubansu, Thi-Mai Nguyen.
With the exclusive participation of Claudio Bernardo and Maria Grazia Mandruzzato.
With the support of Luna Palacios of Catania Tango Club
Players in the film | Gabriella Iacono, Johanne Saunier
Voice of Athena | Marie Bach
Musical composition | Giovanna Marini, Dorian Baste
Music | Nina Simone
Screenplay | Alain Cofino Gomez, Claudio Bernardo
Costumes | Agnès Dubois, Hélène Lhoest, Claudio Bernardo
Video production | Cristina Dias
Production | Claudio Bernardo
Administration | Valentina Masi
Co-productions |Théâtre Varia (Be), Théâtre de Liège (Be), Charleroi Danse (Be), Fondazione INDA (It), Oriente Occidente Danza Festival (It), DC&J Création (Be), Belgian Federal Government Tax Shelter (Be), Charleroi Danse Residences (Be), Centro Coreografico Nazionale Scenario Pubblico/Catania (It), Oriente Occidente Danza Festival (It), Teatro Varia (Be)
With the support of the Ministry of the Federation Wallonia-Brussels – Department of Dance, Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government, Wallonia-Brussels Theatre/Dance, SACD Belgium, WBI, Centre National Chorégraphique-Public Scenario/Catania, Wakko Kapper;
with the support of the Municipality of Ixelles; the company is in artistic residence at the Théâtre Varia, Dramatic Centre of Brussels
Women of the world against the war of men
by Antonio Calbi
For that being rite, communion here and now between actors and spectators, the theater is a unique, fragile event, it is pulverized at every performance, every night. Although there are still emotional and cognitive traces in those who took part, in the room and on stage, in actors and spectators. With Après les Troyennes Claudio Bernardo performs an act of love towards the theatre, towards that show that appeared to us as an Epiphany, trying to stimulate the memory of those who lived that show, and charging the show of today with additional strength, also due to the fact that some actresses and dancers are the same as the creation of more than thirty years ago. Après les Troyennes is an international co-production in which the INDA Foundation wanted to participate. A show of words (in multiple languages), gestures, dance, songs, images, in Italian premiere and for everyone. Today, Ecuba, Cassandra, Andromaca and Elena find their natural landing place in the Greek Theatre of Syracuse: they come from afar, from the Myth, from the ruins of Troy destroyed by the Achaeans; they come from Greece and Sicily, from the ruins of Gibellina struck by the fury of an earthquake. Devastation upon devastation, time upon time, shadows upon shadows. Because “We are such stuff as dreams are made on and our little life is rounded with a sleep.” (William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act IV, Scene I).