YVES-NOËL GENOD (FR)
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“Nothing as Baudelairean as Phèdre, nothing as worthy of Racine […] as the Fleurs du Mal.” (Proust). This season, after La Recherche —a piece inspired by À la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time) by Proust—the demonically seductive blonde angel Yves-Noël Genod is reworking the French language in an “haute couture” diptych inspired by Baudelaire and Racine. Automne (Autumn) is Baudelaire (Les Fleurs du mal). Hiver (Winter) is Racine (Phèdre). Two seasons of a same mirror collection, which we invite you to contemplate in the same evening, or separately.
Yves-Noël Genod seizes upon Baudelaire’s Fleurs du mal, the splendid and scandalous poetry collection about desire and sex, melancholy and death, which was censured in its own time. For this reprise, the actor-poet—who continues to artfully shake up codes of representation—plunges the audience into darkness and, as such, into an absolute state of listening. The theatre becomes the locus of intimacy where the morbid, sometimes feigned voice of Yves-Noël Genod proposes a theatrical moment to be lived and felt, and which vibrates within each audience member. A moment of grace in pitch darkness.