Uta Gebert - © DR

© DR

FIMP 2019

12 Sat 21.00h

RIVOLI Stage Grand Auditorium

 7.00€ • ≈55min • >12

Uta Gebert

Solace

Puppetry
Germany
National premiere
Uta Gebert - © DR

© DR

 
 The Latin word “solace” means consolation and encouragement. A very gentle but nonetheless powerful action that seeks to put the human being back into the center of attention and to restore his or her joy of living. Everybody needs consolation at certain points in life. The Swedish author Stig Dagerman even named one of his last books “Our Need for Consolation Is Insatiable”. The challenge is: How can you alleviate pain in order to live on? How can you cope with suffering? In her new production, Uta Gebert explores the human ability to survive catastrophes, war, exile and daily trauma. She advocates a soul that is not inconsolable but cathartic. For her, hope is an act of resistance. Far from a theoretical or intellectual point of view, she studies the close psychosomatic connection that turns injuries of the soul into impairments of the body and tries, little by little, to draft a way to healing and salvation. Uta Gebert turns the stage into a cage of memories where past and present clash. In the clash of contrasts, she narrates the dialectic story of a fight. A fight that connects what reason separates: life and death, reality and fantasy, love and indifference, rage and melancholy.

Uta Gebert has been working as an independent puppeteer since 1996. After graduating in contemporary puppetry at the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts in Berlin, in 1994, she studied for two years at the National School for Higher Education in Puppetry Arts in Charleville-Mézières, France. She became internationally known with her productions “Cocon”, “Anubis”, “Limen” and “Manto”. Since 2015, she has been involved as a puppeteer and actress in the production “The Ventriloquists Convention”, by Gisèle Vienne. In 2015, Uta Gebert won the Creation and Experimentation Award from the International Institute of Puppetry.
Director Uta Gebert
Conception, stage design, puppets Uta Gebert
Act Uta Gebert, Marine Chesnais, Laura Siegmund
Music Hahn Rowe
Light design Jérôme Houlès, Uta Gebert
Dramatic consultation Meriam Bousselmi, Geeske Otten, Ruth Mariën
Costumes Sonia Albartus
Artistic participation Gabriel Hermand-Priquet, Ursula Gebert
Production and communication assistant Sophie Galibert
Artistic and organizational support Kathrin Rachow, Silvia Brendenal
light and music on tour Jérôme Houlès, Paul Friedrich
Production Numen Company
Travel support Goethe Institut Portugal
with the support of Mouffetard - Théâtre des arts de la marionnette ParisCentre de la Marionnette de la Fédération Wallonie- Bruxelles in Tournai
Coproduction Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes Charleville-Mézières, TJP - Centre dramatique national Alsace, Figurteatret i Nordland, Le Manège - Scène Nationale of Reims, Espace Jéliote, Scène conventionnée arts de la marionnette / Communauté de communes du Piémont Oloronais, Le théâtre des 4 Saisons, Scène conventionnée musique(s) / Ville de Gradignan, Schaubude Berlin, T-Werk Potsdam, The Fonds Transfabrik