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théâtre national de nice

Saison 2018-19

théâtre national de nice



with fifty three supporters of the Racing Club de Lens set design, lighting & video Fred Hocké audio environment Arnaud Léger light/video environment Jonathan Douchet artistic collaboration Violaine de Cazenove, Éric Domeneghetty project assistant Clémence Drack production Collectif Zirlib with help from the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès within the programme New Setting and the Fonds SACD Théâtre co-production Théâtre Olympia - CDN de Tours, Le Tandem - SN Arras Douai, Festival d’Automne - Paris, Théâtre de la Ville - Paris, La Colline - Théâtre National, Châteauvallon - SN, Le Grand T - Nantes, TNB - Centre européen théâtral et chorégraphique - Rennes, Théâtre du Beauvaisis, Scènes du Golfe - Vannes, La Scène - Musée du Louvre - Lens residency Le Quai - CDN Angers Pays de la Loire, la Ville de Grenay. Le Collectif Zirlib is approved by the Ministère de la Culture - DRAC Centre-Val de Loire, aided by the Région Centre-Val de Loire and assisted by the Ville d’Orléans. Mohamed El Khatib is an associated artist at the Théâtre de la Ville in Paris, the Théâtre National de Bretagne and the Scène nationale de Beauvais.
The show C’est la vie by Mohamed El Khatib will be presented at the Forum Jacques Prévert Friday 18th of January at 20h in Carros.
Text published at the Solitaires Intempestifs.

With a good deal of humour, these real "Ch'tis" join the stage to preach their unconditional love of football. Passionate about sociology and a footballer himself, the director spent a year with the group before throwing himself into this unique documentary performance: cutting and fervent reality theatre that provides laughter and food for thought. At "half -time", the audience and actors even meet around the chip stall! Mohamed El Khatib uses popular language and folklore to portray a time when the last mine in a region finally closes and where the National Front and unemployment would take over were it not for football. Goose bumps all round when these inheritors of the working world positively belt out their club's anthem! We rapidly join in with this spirit of pride, brotherhood and irrepressible humanity. Not to be missed!

Can a theatre be turned into a football stadium?

Mohamed El Khatib takes on this challenge with around fifty supporters of the Racing Club de Lens. A unique show that has caused a sensation around the world.

« You don’t need to know about football to appreciate Stadium : even if you don’t understand the difference between a penalty and a goal shot, you’ll find your place here. This show is, above all, about theatre in a community that finds itself coming together beneath a banner. »
Le Monde

« A love of football and theatre, on the same pitch. »
Le Figaro
let the adventure begin!
Main Auditorium running time 1h45 [including half-time] suitable for everyone
  • february
  • wed 6 8pm
  • thu 7 8pm
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