Encyclopédie de la parole Joris Lacoste, Pierre-Yves Macé, Sébastien Roux & Ictus
28.05 – 30.05.2021
After Suites no1, 2 and 3, Encyclopédie de la parole returns with the final part of their highly acclaimed series. In this Suite, the collective presents a performance about absence, like an opera without singers or a theatre without actors. Despite this physical absence, the characters are palpably present. Like ghosts, they return from a distant place and let their voices be heard. Get ready for an installation that makes use of all Kaaitheater’s resources; a sonic and visual journey where the voices are accompanied by the music composition of Brussels ensemble Ictus. By focusing on the infinite versatility and musicality of human speech, Suite no4 is a celebration of what is most vivid and most fleeting about humanity. It is a way of letting all those valuable but otherwise unheard voices resonate one last time.
• The Encyclopédie de la parole collective explores the spoken word in all its forms. Joris Lacoste also directed the first three Suites, which each brought recorded voices to life with great virtuosity. The three previous parts were likewise presented during the Kunstenfestivaldesarts. The Brussels music ensemble Ictus is a fixture in the Kaaitheater programme.
presentation Kunstenfestivalsdesarts & Kaaitheater | concept Encyclopédie de la parole & Ictus | dramaturgy, direction Joris Lacoste | instrumental music composition Pierre-Yves Macé | electro-acoustic music composition Sébastien Roux | audio document collectors Joris Lacoste, Oscar Lozano Pérez, Elise Simonet | with Hugo Abraham, Tom De Cock, Chryssi Dimitriou, Luca Piovesan, Jean-Luc Plouvier, Eva Reiter, Primož Sukič | sound Stéphane Leclercq, Alexandre Fostier | light design, scenography Florian Leduc | graphic, video Oscar Lozano Pérez | stage management Wilfried Van Dyck | artistic collaboration Elise Simonet, Oscar Lozano Pérez, Nicolas Rollet | choreographic consulting Marie Goudot | production, administration Edwige Dousset, Garance Crouillère, with the assistance of Victoire Costes | production Echelle 1:1 in partnership with Ensemble Ictus | with the support of the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès within the framework of the New Settings Program | co-production Kaaitheater, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Festival d’Automne à Paris, MC93 – Maison de la Culture de Seine-Saint-Denis, Théâtre National de Strasbourg, Wiener Festwochen, Ensemble Ictus, Teatro Municipal do Porto, Le Quartz - Scène Nationale de Brest, Festival Musica | with the participation of DICREAM | Suite n°4 was in residency at Les Subs, Lyon, Season 2019-20, MC93 - Maison de la Culture de Seine-Saint-Denis, Théâtre National de Strasbourg