Garcimore est mort, 2021

Struggling with a chaotic scenic device in perpetual deceleration, playing with the codes of entertainment (a scenic installation consisting of an automated circular curtain and sounds), three (or four) performers make their way towards their own emancipation and celebrate the simplicity of the imperceptible glitter of existence. While passing through hand tricks, pop songs, a tap dance solo, physical prowess or dance, they share their thoughts on the power of beliefs and manipulation and try to deploy an ode to decay in dissonance to the complex, over-informed, ultra-fast, profuse, capitalist and demanding world in which we operate.

In my previous production - TALK SHOW (2017) -, I approached a naturalistic way of being on stage, a way of playing without playing, in any case without embodying more than the reality of the facts and emotions that flow from it. With Garcimore est mort, this performative state of mind close to the truth will be contrasted by the use of identifiable devices comparable to the codes of entertainment (applause, drum rolls, laughs...). Deeply interested in questioning these codes, I would like to use them for counter-employment, creating a performance that is deliberately off-kilter and far from the usual ploys of the spectacular. (Gaël Santisteva)

Garcimore est mort will premiere on November 18, 2021 at Le Manège de Reims (FR), in the frame of festival Born to be a live.

Garcimore est mort - Gaël Santisteva (creation 2021)

Performance: Ondine Cloez, Jani Nuutinen, Gaël Santisteva + 1 surprise guest, alternating: Sophia Rodriguez, Micha Goldberg

Sound and musical creation: Lieven Dousselaere

Costumes design: Sofie Durnez

Set design: Jérôme Dupraz, Sofie Durnez, Gaël Santisteva

Création des lumières : Vic Grevendonk

Artistic advices: Lara Barsacq

Production: Gilbert & Stock

Coproduction (in progress): Le Manège - scène nationale-Reims, Malraux - scène nationale Chambéry Savoie, Le Théâtre d’Arles, Théâtre Cinéma de Choisy-le-Roi, Les SUBS, CIRCa pôle National Cirque - Auch (FR), Charleroi danse, Espace Catastrophe - Centre International de Création des Arts du Cirque (BE)

Residencies: Charleroi danse, Espace Catastrophe - Centre International de Création des Arts du Cirque, Centre Culturel Jacques Franck, Kunstenwerkplaats, Latitude 50, Arts Center Buda, Wolubilis - Pôle culturel de Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, Maison de la création (BE), CIRCa pôle national des arts du cirque-Auch, Les SUBS, Théâtre Cinéma de Choisy-le-Roi, Département des Bouches-du-Rhône – Centre départemental de créations en résidence (FR)

With the support of Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Wallonie-Bruxelles International, Sabam for Culture and SACD

photos © Lara Barsacq, Gaël Santisteva


18.11.2021, Reims (FR)

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Théâtre Cinéma de Choisy-le-Roi

03.02.2022, Lyon (FR)


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08.02.2022, Chambéry (FR)

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09.02.2022, Chambéry (FR)

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20.10.2022, Bruxelles (BE)

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