Practical Programme
Nov Nov 2013
Théâtre Varia

The stage is the magic of gesture. Not a perimeter, neither a convention but a manifestation of the self invented by the look. Movement creates space. The passer-by looking around or the audience sitting down is the continuation of the movement initiated by the actor.

Dieudonné Niangouna

The stage, or the poetics of the unspeakable.

Whenever writing Theatre, it automatically dies before the final stop. Each time we want to represent something, falseness seize it all. What I’m interested in is to get the beast out and send it to fight; crossing, ritual, live something and let ourselves crack. This is the beauty of Theater, when it derails.

I propose spaces for intimacy which reveal the reason to do theatre, the unsaid, the unseen, the unknown, this rebel zone to any theatricality, abstract from all logic and refusing any explanation securing understanding, stubborn to all promisses, constantly navigating against the current, not by choice but by necessity. Because we have the right to our part of shadow.

Writing dies, scenography dies, subterfuge dies, costumes, direction and actors die. Remains an organic poetry instead of a dead stage.

Dieudonné Niangouna

Actor-poem and director from Congo where he now runs a festival, Dieudonné Niangouna was associated artist of the Festival d’Avignon 2013.


The Cifas asks contemporary artists to illustrate its communication. Anne Brugni illustrated the workshop "The stage, or the poetics of the unspeakable".

Anne Brugni grew up in the Jura before settling down in Brussels. Her illustrations travel between clouds, sausages and other tubular forms. She is also member of the group «Hotel Rustique».