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texts by Mia Couto, Jean-Paul Delore, Eugène Durif, Dieudonné Niangouna, Sony Labou Tansi, Nicholas Welch...

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The 2013 archive

Jean-Paul Delore


Sans doute © Christophe Raynaud de Lage / Festival d'Avignon


Electric oratorio, musical show, fragmentary theatre, Without Doubt is at the crossroads. It brings together the dozen actors, musicians and singers who have worked with Jean-Paul Delore for over 10 years, including Dieudonné Niangouna whom he met in Brazzaville. Without Doubt tells the story of encounters, chance events, journeys and multiple cultures that intersect and dialogue. Here, words and musical notes share the stage, sometimes confront each other, often intertwine and attest that union is strength, the union of musical worlds and multiple words, from different continents, from south to north, from east to west. From South Africa to Brazil, from the two Congos to Japan, from Mozambique to France, artists are there to communicate their creations or those of their friends. Around songs and texts by Jean-Paul Delore, those of Mia Couto, Eugène Durif, Dieudonné Niangouna, Sony Labou Tansi and Nicholas Welch gravitate, as well as words improvised on stage or “written at the edge of the stage”, to create a journey into the territories travelled through and to recount a decade-long artistic adventure. The music specially composed during Jean-Paul Delore's earlier shows is joined by skilful or knocked-together improvisations, jazz, noise music, electronic or rock... This cosmopolitan group expresses the anger and joy, the sadness and commitment of those who look at our disrupted and fractured world and attempt, with their fragile weapons, to continue to question the uncertainties of our environment. Without Doubt, a title that “lies” to speak of the strength of doubt animating these artists who cross each other, lose and find themselves again to share the stage of a theatre without borders, open to the world. JFP



direction Jean-Paul Delore
lighting Patrick Puéchavy
sound Thierry Cousin
costumes and make-up Catherine Laval

with Xavier Garcia, Yoko Higashi, Dominique Lentin, Assucena Manjate, Lindiwe Matshikiza, Simone Mazzer, Alexandre Meyer, Frédéric Minière, Dieudonné Niangouna, Isabelle Vellay, Guy Villerd, Nicholas Welch


production LZD-Lézard Dramatique
coproduction TNP Villeurbanne, Théâtre de Sartrouville et des Yvelines Centre dramatique national, MC2: Grenoble, Théâtre de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines Scène nationale
with the help for production of Arcadi
with the participation of Tarmac Scène nationale francophone and of Théâtre de Vénissieux
with the support of the Festival d'Avignon, Spedidam, Saisons Afrique du Sud-France 2012-2013
and la Région Rhône-Alpes

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