A ceremony

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The 2020 archive

Raoul Collectif

Bruxelles / Created in 2020

The Raoul collectif explores the question of the group and the individual: what can we celebrate today in a world without rituals, forever in a state of urgency ?

A ceremony, Raoul Collectif, 2020 © Christophe Raynaud de Lage


Don Quixote, griots, jazz lovers, and a ceremony we don't know how to get to nor what it is supposed to celebrate... For their third show, the Raoul collectif are once again invading the stage to explore the joyful strength of a group fighting against the dangers of capitalism and everything that could smother their lust for life. As has become their habit, the five actor-directors have written this show as a collective through an accumulation of attempts and trials on stage to reach, in a roundabout way, a perfect consensus. In a naked dramaturgy, they dissect an age that ties people together as much as it hampers them. A musical show of theatre in movement, their “ceremony” invites the audience to experience an expiatory moment, off the beaten track, to ask this question: what alternative can we imagine for the world when everything seems to have already been decided? A show that will make you feel like a Don Quixote in action...


With Julien Courroye, Romain David, Clément Demaria, Jérôme de Falloise, Anne-Marie Loop, David Murgia, Philippe Orivel, Benoît Piret, Jean-Baptiste Szézot

Text and direction Raoul collectif
Lights Nicolas Marty, Philippe Orivel
Stage design Juul Dekker
Sound Julien Courroye, Benoît Pelé
Musical coaching Laurent Blondiau, Philippe Orivel
Costumes Natacha Belova
Assistant direction Rita Belova, Yaël Steinmann


Production Raoul collectif
Co-production Théâtre national Wallonie-Bruxelles, Théâtre de Namur, Mars - Mons Arts de la Scène, Théâtre Jean Vilar de Vitry-sur-Seine, Maison de la Culture de Tournai, Théâtre Sorano (Toulouse), Théâtre de la Bastille (Paris), Centre dramatique national d'Orléans Centre-Val de Loire, La Coop asbl, Shelterprod
With the support of ING tax shelter og the Belgian federal government, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles Service du Théâtre (CAPT), Wallonie-Bruxelles International and for the Semaine d'Art en Avignon : Spedidam
With the help of Wirikutaasbl

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