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La révérence is the theatrical performance of an actor who, through the voices of others, attempts to tenderly reconcile the world of inheritance and that of identity, to recount family hopes dashed by his coming-outs of sexual and professional orientation, and to reweave the bonds weakened by his departure for the city. A succession of imitations, this autofiction paints with humor a modest portrait of the “mountain people”, describes the Valais wine environment and retraces the odyssey of a young homosexual adolescent.

The aim of the project can be summed up in the words of the author Alice Zeniter when she writes: “Nurses don’t know what the life of a farmer is like, gendarmes don’t know the working conditions of teachers, railway workers don’t know the timing of the lives of the intermittent performers, and absolutely no one knows how a writer contributes to her retirement. Without a narrative and without images to connect subgroups, the social world is fragmented by ignorance and a sense of strangeness.”

by Emeric Cheseaux


Performance and concept Emeric Cheseaux
Artistic collaboration Coline Bardin
Outside Eye Shannon Granger
Technique and stage management Justine Bouillet
Production and diffusion Emilien Rossier / oh la la - performing arts production

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