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Nous ne sommes plus...

Tatiana Frolova (Russia) & KnAM Theatre (Russia)

Minimum age 14+
100 minutes
Russian spoken
Dutch & French surtitled
ticketing on site from 19:30
Tatiana Frolova lived and worked in the heart of the industrial town of Komsomolsk-on-Amur, in the far east of Russia for 36 years. Never had she and her company considered leaving their home base although they had already lived through wars with Chechnia and Georgia and the annexation of the Crimean. 
On February 24th 2022 the theatre makers left Russia for France. An abrupt decision – shortly before they had yet bought new material for their theatre. But there was a physical, almost animal feeling, Frolova says, that they had to leave if they wanted to save their skin.
With her company, the Théâtre KnAM she presents a documentary play based on the testimonies of fellow countrymen. Nous ne sommes plus...evokes the context of exile and draws a complex portrait of Russia, which is a merciless aggressor but also the place of Frolova's roots and culture. Frolovo's work was shown before at NEXT in 2019 ; then she presented Ma Petite Antarctique, in which the Disney fairytale Frozen became a metaphor for Russia.
Programmation nomade de La rose des vents à la maison de la culture du Tournai

In corealisation with la maison de la culture de Tournai
Texte et mise en scène Tatiana Frolova – KnAM Théâtre / texte français et surtitrage Bleuenn Isambard / son Vladimir Smirnov / musique Egor Frolov / vidéo Tatiana Frolova, Dmitrii Bocharov, Vladimir Smirnov 
Production : KnAM Théâtre
Production déléguée : Célestins – Théâtre de Lyon
Production exécutive : Centre dramatique national Besançon Franche-Comté
Coproduction (en cours) : La Comédie de Genève, La Comédie de Valence – Centre dramatique national Drôme-Ardèche, Théâtre populaire romand – Centre Neuchâtelois des arts vivants, Théâtre national de Bruxelles, Festival Sens Interdits, Euroscene – Leipzig 
Coréalisation : Célestins – Théâtre de Lyon et Festival Sens Interdits
Avec le soutien de La Fonderie, au Mans
Tatiana Frolova / KnAM Théâtre sont artistes associé·es aux Célestins – Théâtre de Lyon
Le Centre dramatique national Besançon Franche-Comté, producteur exécutif du spectacle, bénéficie du soutien du programme PAUSE, programme national d’accueil en urgence des scientifiques et des artistes en exil, porté par le Collège de France.
Matière documentaire : textes, images, entretiens, témoignages, extraits d’articles, études, ouvrages historiques et mémoriels collectés par Tatiana Frolova et les artistes du KnAM Théâtre.