YPAL programme and activities

The YPAL programme and activities during the festival

Reims Scènes d'Europe 2016 at the Comédie de Reims, France,

29 – 31 January 2016

Discover the festival blog 'Le fil d'Hannah': here

Friday, 29 January

4:30 p.m.

Welcoming/ information meeting, words of Anne Goalard, Christophe Candoni and the former YPAL. Registration for the different activities, welcoming words, program details

5:30 p.m.

Game in order to introduce each participant to the others

7 p.m.

Ruines (musical performance, duration 1h, at la Comédie) : Ruines is a musical theatre between performance, ephemeral installation and video-opera. Made of plastic objects in motion and human faces, the play is an odyssey through our ruins.

8 p.m.


9 p.m.

Vania. 10 ans après (theatre, duration 1h15, at la Comédie) : In this play offering moments of intense emotions and times on hold, the three actors are at the same time protagonists of Tchekhov’s play and of their own story.

11 p.m.

After DJ Yvonne Dalton

Saturday, 30 January

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Choice of several activities :

Writing workshop about Ruines and Vania. 10 ans après with Christophe Candoni, journalist

Workshop about the show Vania. 10 ans après (or the show Ruines), organized by former YPALs

Workshop organized by former YPALs

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Lunch : buffet with mixed salads

2 p.m

You've got my back and I'm on your side (performance, duration 1h, at la Comédie): In this new performance presented in Reims, Alice Theobald blurs the line between fiction and reality. By gathering pop culture with references that are more related to the underground movement, it reveals the inner workings of its conception.

3:15 p.m. On Balls and Brains (performance, duration 1h, at la Comédie): Inspired by Hieronymus Bosch's painting 'The Conjurer', this work surprisingly appears to anticipate the contemporary forms of manipulating collective attention.

5 p.m.

Mazùt (circus, duration 1h, at le Manège): To free our inner horse… This is the ambition of this very pictorial circus show performed by two acrobats. A ceremony which is a tad shamanic, at the edge of raw art and surrealism.

7 p.m.

Les Français (theatre, duration 4h30 including intermissions, at la Comédie): An adaptation of Proust’s masterpiece In Search of Lost Time offering a theatrical expedition to the origins of today’s European consciousness and identity.

11 p.m.

DJ Thalia & drinks

Sunday, 31 January

11:30 a.m.

Debate :

Europe is in the midst of a crisis.

How do the artists react in such a context ?

Watch the video of the discussion here

In French and English

Moderator: Joseph Confavreux, journalist in charge of culture for information and debatting website Mediapart

With : The artists from the Blitz Theatre Group, Ludovic Lagarde, stage director and director of the Comédie, Argyro Chioto, stage director Vasistas Theatre Group, Camille Louis, dramaturg and co-creator of the European collective kom.post

1 p.m.


2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Choice of several activities:

2 p.m. - 4 p.m. : Writing workshop with Christophe Candoni

2 p.m. : The Fortunetellers (performance, duration 1h, at la Comédie): Inspired by the artist's experience aboard the Tara, a research sailboat frozen in the ice of the Arctic Ocean in order to gather scientific data in the area, this work mixes storytelling, recorded sound, still images and film.

3:15 p.m.

Stacja Nigdy w Życiu (performance, duration 30 minutes, at la Comédie): In this duet, it is more about making the random encounter of the place and the time audible than keeping playing the same repertoire. An architecture of the desires and the passage of time.

4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Choice of several activities

4 p.m.

ApersonA (performance, duration 1h, at la Comédie): Ioannis Mandafounis elaborates a dialogue between body, voice, storytelling and images. For this performance, he is accompanied by Elena Giannotti, an exceptional dancer in improvisation.

5:15 p.m.

Spectre(s) (performance, duration 50 minutes, at la Comédie): Who was Arthur Cravan, a strange poet and boxer who disappeared in 1918 in the Gulf of Mexico? Thanks to some relic-objects and clues, Spectre(s) outlines a track which could well shed light on this mystery.