[ Premiere November 2019 ]
"Ideally we should never construct our lives…
We should keep the passion of our first times forever
We should be happy to make the same mistakes,
And stay eternal idiots – hyper-aware, agile, and spirited
Perfect, glorious and radiant idiots”.
ETERNAL IDIOTS is a new work about today’s teenagers created while working in middle schools.
It is the result of direct contact with students’ everyday lives, cultures, and concerns.
Our own lives, and our relation to what is universal, were thrown into relief by this intense immersion into the lives of young people.
We saw ourselves through the eyes of the youngest around us: a perpetual mirror-effect between generations…
A giant hopscotch game made of metal pipes forms the set piece for the 5 acrobats in ETERNAL IDIOTS.
The tension between this innocent childhood game and the powerful metal bars symbolises the violent contradictions that adolescents face while growing up.
Audience: 7 years + for public performances / 10 years + for schools performances
Running time: 65 minutes
Directed by Edward Aleman and Sophie Colleu (Associate Director)
Author and Dramaturge: Ronan Chéneau
As for his solo piece INQUIETUDE (‘RESTLESS’), Director Edward Aleman forms a creative team with Sophie Colleu as Associate Director and Ronan Chéneau as Dramaturge.
Performers Edward Aleman, Alexandre Bellando, Célia Casagrande Pouchet (or Birta Benonysdottir), Cristian Forero, Fanny Hugo (or Hemda Ben Zvi), Jimmy Lozano
Creative and Technical team
Set Design: Sylvain Wavrant
Production Stage Management: Laurent Lecoq (rehearsals & premiere), Zoé Dada (tour/technics)
Music: Alexandre Bellando
Light Design: Stéphane Babi
Light Operator: Zoé Dada
Sound Operator: Marvin Jean
Hopscotch game designed and built by: Claire Jouet Pastré
Additional set building: association CPR - Ça Peut R’sservir ?
Costume: Marie Meyer
Touring company 6 performers + 2 crew + 1 Tour Manager Executive production
Executive production: Fanny Fauvel
Tour management: Mathilde Leclercq
Tour Administrator: Christine de Cintré
Photo credits: Sylvain Frappat and Sophie Colleu
An El Nucleo Company's production
L’Eclat, à Pont Audemer (76)
Le Piaf, à Bernay (76)
Le Carré Magique PNAC de Lannion (22)
La Verrerie, Alès (30)
Le Centre Culturel Pablo Picasso d’Homécourt (54)
Le Centre Chorégraphique National Roubaix (59)
With the support of
Le Cirque Théâtre d’Elbeuf (76)
L’Etincelle à Rouen (76)
La DRAC Normandie
La Région Normandie
Le Conseil Départemental de Seine Maritime
La Ville de Rouen
The El Nucleo Company receives support for all its activities from la Région Normandie (the Normandy Region) of France