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Seuls en Scène 2023 presents Le Choeur by Fanny de Chaillé
September 10 • 5:00 pmFree
Fanny de Chaillé returns to Princeton with her show, Le Choeur, as part of the Talent Adami Théâtre initiative. Ten young actors and actresses constitute a body of ten voices. Onstage, different stories intertwine, converse, and converge with a single momentum.
The format of the chorus—both actor and spectator, enunciator and silent audience—enables Fanny de Chaillé to dig deeper into her research on the spoken word and its reception. How can we involve the body in the telling of a story? In the company of ten young actors and actresses, de Chaillé draws up a choreography, both corporal and sound-based: whispers, collective narration, and personal accounts unfurl onstage in a common exhale. From this staging emerges a fresh new way of making theater, which is both joyful and free. The text by the poet Pierre Alferi, taken from his collection divers chaos, blends with texts invented by each of the performers during rehearsals. Underlying these slices of life is a question: how does History meet with our own history? How do intimate and collective events cross each other’s paths? The show multiplies the different accounts, opening an infinite variety of possibilities: it unveils the energetic, pulsating fabric of a contemporary chorus.
The show is performed in French with English subtitles. Show duration is 1 hour.
Presented in partnership with Festival d’Automne 2023.
About Talents Adami Théâtre
For 24 years, Talents Adami Théâtre has showcased the talents of early-career actors. In 2020, Adami Théâtre invited Fanny de Chaillé to create a new play with 10 young actors who were selected among a field of 1,000 applicants: Marius Barthaux, Marie-Fleur Behlow, Rémy Bret, Adrien Ciambarella, Maud Cosset-Chéneau, Malo Martin, Polina Panassenko, Tom Verschueren, Margot Viala, and Valentine Vittoz. Talents Adami Théâtre generated this genuine collaboration between two generations of theater artists. For the young artists it represented an exceptional steppingstone and offered them the incomparable opportunity to perform at Festival d’Automne in Paris.
Show Tickets & Details
Performances are free and open to the public; advance tickets required. Reserve tickets online through University Ticketing (tickets available soon)
The Hearst Theater is wheelchair accessible. The show is performed in French with English subtitles.
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