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Playlist Politique

Émilie Rousset / John Corporation

France

There's music in politics

By reconstructing spectacular mise en scènes of political men and women, Emilie Rousset continues her exploration into the friction between reality and fiction, between the archive and how it lives on. A distant and playful look at the public performances of our elected politicians.

Ode an die Freude by Beethoven the night of his election for the new president Emmanuel Macron, punk song by Nina Hagen at the end of Angela Merkel's mandate : the political personalities don't hesitate to play the melomaniac when it comes to colouring their image. With comedians Anne Steffens and Manuel Vallade, Emilie Rousset reconstructs these choreographed appearances focusing less on the false movements than the strategies used in order to win the membership...

Concept, writing, direction: Émilie Rousset.
Performance: Émilie Rousset, & Manuel Vallade.
Video creation: Gabrielle Stemmer.
Dramaturgy: Simon Hatab.
Collaboration on the writing: Sarah Maeght.
Lighting: Manon Lauriol
Video and sound control: Romain Vuillet.
Stage Manager: Jérémie Sananes.
Light Manager : Clarisse Bernez-Cambot Labarta
With the choirmaster Julie Furton and the participation of the amateur choristers of the Queerale: Lucie Broussin, Xavier Cartiaux, Jasmin Cichocki, Alex Cloos, Roxane Darlot-Harel, Marianne Garaicoechea, Maurane Guillemoto, Sophie Hebrard, Nicolas Hug, Jeanne Jeannot, Vic Krass, Oualid Latreche, Sarah Maeght, Ayefemi Mehou-Loko, Hugo Poindron, Sable Prost, Jonathan Rocheteau, Sylvère Santin, Charlie Trévu, Johan Tyszler, Anaïs Van Den Bussche, Vincent Vanel, Manon Vaux.

Thanks to : Esteban Buch, Thibault Jeandemange, Solveig Serre

Administration and production:
Les Indépendances - Colin Pitrat and Hélène Moulin.

Interview

Esteban Buch, Simon Hatab, Emilie Rousset, June 2022

Text and music archives

Roselyne Bachelot, Chronicle, France Musique, May 2017
Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 op 125, Minnesota Orchestra, conductor Osmo Vänskä, 2006
Ludwig van Beethoven, Ode to Joy, extract from Symphony No. 9 op 125, arrangement by Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker, conducted by Herbert von Karajan, 1972
Marc van Dessel, Les Roses du Panthéon, documentary broadcast in the programme Bouillon de culture, May 1991
Christian Dupavillon, Comment j'ai mis en scène l'investiture de François Mitterrand, article published in Le Monde, May 2011
Nina Hagen, Du hast den Farbfilm vergessen, lyrics Kurt Demmler, music Michael Heubach, 1974
Stevie Wonder, Pastime Paradise, 1976, arrangement Sylvère Santin, 2022

Domestic archives
Jean Quéau-Rousset and Sarah Maeght, May 2022
Alexia Viol, June 2022

Production:
 John Corporation.
Coproduction: Points communs, Nouvelle scène nationale de Cergy-Pontoise et du Val d’Oise ; La Pop (Paris) ; Festival NEXT ; Théâtre de la Bastille ; Festival d’Automne à Paris.
In residence at: Points communs, Nouvelle scène nationale de Cergy-Pontoise et du Val d’Oise (Paris).
John Corporation is subsidised by: the Ministère de la Culture - Drac Île-de-France and by the Région Île-de-France.

Émilie Rousset is artist in residence at Points communs, Nouvelle scène nationale de Cergy-Pontoise/ Val d'Oise, at Le lieu unique, Nantes and at Le Volcan, Scène nationale du Havre.

  • In French, Dutch surtitles
  • Valenciennes - Le Phénix
    Boulevard Harpignies
    Tue 22 November 2022
    20:00 - 20:50
  • Valenciennes - Le Phénix
    Boulevard Harpignies
    Wed 23 November 2022
    18:00 - 18:50
  • €10 / €8 / €6 (-26)
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