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Company Focus & Chaliwaté


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an “exquisite, heartbreaking show [with] abundant wit and elegance.”

– The Arts Desk

Written and directed by Julie Tenret, Sicaire Durieux, Sandrine Heyraud
With Julie Tenret, Sicaire Durieux, Sandrine Heyraud Or Muriel Legrand, Thomas Dechaufour, Shantala Pèpe or Christine Heyraud
Dramaturgy Alana Osbourne
Scenography Zoé Tenret
Stage Set Construction Zoé Tenret, Bruno Mortaignie (LS Diffusion), Sébastien Boucherit and Sebastien Munck Puppets created by: Waw ! Studios / Joachim Jannin et Jean-Raymond Brassinne
Puppet assistant creators Emmanuel Chessa, Aurélie Deloche and Gaëlle Marras
Lights Guillaume Toussaint Fromentin
Sound Brice Cannavo
Video Tristan Galand
1st AC Alexandre Cabanne
Key Grip Hatuey Suarez
Underwater filming Alexandra Brixy
TV news filming Tom Gineyts
Post-production videos Paul Jadoul
Video set construction Zoé Tenret and Sébastien Munck
Video sound Jeff Levillain (Studio Chocolat-noiseMe) and Roland Voglaire (Boxon Studio)
Costumes Fanny Boizard
General Stage Management Léonard Clarys
Stage Management Leonard Clarys with Isabelle Derr or Guillaume Toussaint Fromentin

Run time: Approximately 75 minutes.

The artistic work of the Chaliwaté Co. is nourished by many different manners of approaching the mime art to create physical and visual shows. Since they worked on their first show “Joséphina” in 2009, they have continued to expand and enrich their stage writing and creative process, constantly looking for new perspectives, taking part in workshops and collaborating with other artists from different theatrical genres. They create “Îlo” in 2011 and then collaborate with Loïc Faure (Jongloic Company) to create the show “Jetlag” in 2015. They work in association with the Focus Company (Julie Tenret) since 2017 with whom they create “Backup” (short form of 25′) and “Dimanche” (long form).

Julie Tenret studied and trained at l'INSAS (Brussels Drama Institute). She took part in Squattages poétiques by the Company Gare centrale, and created Fragile with Isabelle Darras in 2009, a show with actors, objects and puppets, directed for the stage by Agnès Limbos. Fragile received an award for its sensitivity, its force and commitment at the Rencontres de Théâtre Jeune Public of Huy in 2009. The show has been performed 350 times.

She founds in 2011, together with Isabelle Darras, the Night Shop Théâtre Company and creates the show Silence in August 2013. Silence is awarded the Prix de la Ministre de la jeunesse and the Coup de foudre de la presse at the Rencontres de Théâtre Jeune Public of Huy in 2013 ; it is presented at the Théâtre des Doms during the Avignon Festival in 2014 and is awarded the Prix de la Critique Jeune Public in 2015. To this day Silence has been presented 370 times. 

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