in Vallila Stage
After the death of his father, the French sociologist Didier Eribon reconnects with his mother and goes back to the home parents that he left thirty years ago. He then compares the transformation of French society and the personal transformation of his mother. Having left home because of the homophobic discourse at home, this coming back is a possibility for the protagonist to realize that what has motivated most of his actions and decisions in his life was shame.
Adapted by Timo Torikka, the Finnish version of this text superposes the introspective journey of the protagonist, Didier Eribbon, with the personal considerations of the three Finnish performers reflecting on their lives as artists.
This performance based on autobiographical fiction, sociological examination, and collective memory proposes a new form of theatre: it fuses legendary Finnish political songs with re-enactments of iconic images from the Finnish national archive, creating a delicate, funny and lively inner journey into what we are not really able to admit to ourselves.
The demo will present the first two parts of the show
Director: Davide Giovanzana
Based on the text “Retour à Reims” by Didier Eribon
translation : Timo Torikka
dramaturgy: Timo Torikka and Davide Giovanzana
Music : Maija Ruuskanen
video : Joona Pettersson
lighting: Ville Virtanen
set and costumes : Tinde Lappalainen
producer: Luc Gérardin
Sinikka Sokka, Miiko Toiviainen, Timo Torikka and Maija Ruuskanen
Production: teatteri metamorfoosi