Julie Tenret, Sicaire Durieux, Sandrine Heyraud


Physical-object-puppetry mission 10+

Focus & ChaliWaté (BE)


16.06.2021, Wednesday / 11:00 / Grand Stage Stand /
16.06.2021, Wednesday / 19:00 / Grand Stage Stand /

Premiere (Backup) 22. march 2018, Théâtre National Bruxelles
Running time 1 hour 15 minutes. No intermission. 
Non-verbal performance. 
Contains smoking on stage. 
The show on 16th of june will be followed by a discussion with creators.

Co-produced by Le Théâtre des Tanneurs, Le Théâtre de Namur, La Maison de la Culture de Tournai, Théâtre de l’Ancre à
With the help and support of La Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles – Service du Cirque, des Arts Forains et de la Rue, Bourse du CAPT et de la Commission Communautaire Française
Directors Julie Tenret, Sicaire Durieux, Sandrine Heyraud
Dramaturge Alana Osbourne
Set designer Zoé Tenret
Set constructors Zoé Tenret, Bruno Mortaignie (LS Diffusion), Sébastien Boucherit, Sebastien Munck
Puppet creators Waw ! Studios / Joachim Jannin, Jean-Raymond Brassinne
Puppet assistant creators Emmanuel Chessa, Aurélie Deloche, Gaëlle Marras
Costume designer Fanny Boizard
Lighting designer Guillaume Toussaint Fromentin
Sound designer Brice Cannavo
General stage manager Léonard Clarys
Stage managers Leonard Clarys with Isabelle Derr or Guillaume Toussaint Fromentin

Julie Tenret, Sicaire Durieux, Sandrine Heyraud / Muriel Legrand, Thomas Dechaufour, Shantala Pèpe / Christine Heyraud

Video by Tristan Galand 
1st AC Alexandre Cabanne 
Key grip Hatuey Suarez 
Underwater filming Alexandra Brixy 
TV news filming Tom Gineyts 
Post-production by Paul Jadoul
Video set constructors Zoé Tenret, Sébastien Munck
Video sound by Jeff Levillain (Studio Chocolat-noisette), Roland Voglaire (Boxon Studio)
Topics family – civilization – nature – ecology – catastrophe

Sometime in the near future... Humanity has failed to adapt to the new ecological reality. It is officially the end of the world as we know it. 
In a small building in the city centre, a family is about to spend their Sunday together, a family tradition. But the walls are shaking, strong winds and torrential rain rage outside and the storm has only just begun. Amidst this climatic chaos, the protagonists absurdly attempt to maintain a normal family life.
Meanwhile, somewhere else on the planet, three travelling wildlife reporters are doing their best to document the apocalypse. They film, with what little equipment they have, Earth's last living species: three wild animals on the brink of extinction.
Collective insanity, blindness to the bleeding obvious; it is a rich subject for bittersweet clowning. Between dreamlike fiction and factual reality, Dimanche paints a witty and tender portrait of humanity surprised by the uncontrollable forces of nature. Using lo-fi FX, miniature vehicles, puppetry, video, deadpan mime, and ingeniously simple physical recreations of film language, Dimanche observes the ingenuity and stubbornness of humans as they try to preserve their day-to-day habits, going to absurd extremes to keep up a sense of normalcy despite the chaos of an ecological collapse. 

2018 Scotsman Fringe First 
2018 Total Theatre Award Fizično in vizualno gledališče Physical and Visual Theatre 
2018 Prix SACD.Be Skupini Chaliwaté za delo v fizičnem in vizualnem gledališču Company Chaliwaté and their work in physical & visual theatre
2020 Prix Maeterlinck de la Critique najboljša predstava, najboljša umetniška in tehnična izvedba Best show, best artistic and technical execution 

Dimanche <em>Photo: Alice Piemme</em>
Photo: Alice Piemme
Dimanche <em>Photo: Virginie Meigné</em>
Photo: Virginie Meigné
Dimanche <em>Photo: Virginie Meigné</em>
Photo: Virginie Meigné
Dimanche <em>Photo: Virginie Meigné</em>
Photo: Virginie Meigné
Dimanche <em>Photo: Virginie Meigné</em>
Photo: Virginie Meigné