©Vicky Althaus
©Vicky Althaus
©Vicky Althaus

Marika Dreistadt (CH/FR)



  • 1h50
  • G Hearing loops
  • C Young audience welcome (8+)
  • B Accessible to persons with reduced mobility

Direction artistique: Marika Dreistadt. Conception: Marika Dreistadt, Simon Guelat, Viviane Pavillon. Mise en scène: Marika Dreistadt, Simon Guelat. Écriture: Irina Bialek. Avec Irina Bialek, Raphaël Defour, Viviane Pavillon. Scénographie: Marine Brosse assistée de Violette Bourhis. Création sonore: Jérémie Conne. Régie son: Linus Johansson. Création lumière: Vicky Althaus. Création vidéo: Victor Hunziker. Administration: Sarah Frund. Regard extérieur: Claire Deutsch. Remerciements pour leur collaboration à: Marie-Claude Bialek, Lili Cisneros, Eddy Mauro, Sandra Morlanne, Bastien Villacampa. Production: Cie Point de Suture. Coproduction: Arsenic – Centre d’art scénique contemporain. Soutiens: Ville de Lausanne, Canton de Vaud, Loterie romande, Fondation Nestlé pour l’art, Fondation Jan Michalski, Fondation suisse des artistes interprètes SIS, Migros Pourcent culturel.

Irina is a 18-year-old girl who has been in the care of the French child welfare system since she was one and a half years old. She invites us to discover her story and through it, to take an interest in these “placed” children. Irina has two passions: dance and writing. In 2018, she began work on her first novel. The subject is dealt with through her gaze and her writing. Marika Dreistadt has decided to stage this story because it concerns her directly: Marika and Irina are related. IRINA is a documentary performance, based on the protagonist’s own story, but also on discussions with her youth worker, her sister, her brother, her aunt, and the entire artistic team. This mental and sensory experience appeals to our innermost being and deep emotional reserves by way of theatre, literature and radio fiction.