Mohamed El Khatib

Finir en beauté + C'est la vie


6 Thu 20.30h & 7 Fri 20.30h & 21.30h

CAMPO ALEGRE Stage Auditorium

10.00€ • >12  



Conception and text Mohamed El Khatib 
Visual Composition Fred Hocké 
Sound Composition Nicolas Jorio
Technical Direction Zacharie Dutertre 
Production / Difusion Martine Bellanza 
Production Zirlib
Coproduction Tandem Douai-Arras / Théâtre d’Arras, Montévidéo-Créations Contemporaines (Marseille), Théâtre de Vanves, Centre Dramatique National d’Orléans/Loiret/Centre, Scène Nationale de Sète et du Bassin de Thau.


Conception and text Mohamed El Khatib
With Fanny Catel et Daniel Kenigsberg
Direction Fred Hocké et Mohamed El Khatib 
Technical Olivier Berthel
Production / Difusion Martine Bellanza 
Production Zirlib
Coproduction Festival d'Automne à Paris, Théâtre de la Ville · Paris, Bois de l’Aune · Aix-en-Provence, Théâtre Ouvert · Centre National des Dramaturgies Contemporaines, Centre Dramatique National d’Orléans, Théâtre Liberté · Scène Nationale de Toulon, Centre Dramatique National de Tours · Théâtre Olympia, Pôle Arts de la scène de la Friche la Belle de Mai · Marselha. 
FINIR EN BEAUTÉ • Alone on stage, Mohamed El Khatib turns his mother’s last years of live into a performance (she died unexpectedly on February 20, 2012). But this is neither a performance on sadness, nor on death. In his way, and resorting to simple means from his daily life—audio and video archive, mobile phone messages, e-mails, photographic records, newspaper clippings and memories—he rewrites his own story and revisits the strength of an endless love that, even if the body has an end, extends over time without limitation.

C’EST LA VIE • Mohamed El Khatib summoned two people with nothing in common for this performance: 61-year-old Daniel Kenigsberg, and 37-year-old Fanny Cartel. Two seemingly different people from separate generations, but a common grief: both lost a child three years ago: a 25-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl, respectively. Based on the tragic, never-ending story of these two actors, El Khatib creates a short, practical life handbook.

Mohamed El Khatib (1980, Beaugency) is a theatre director and writer. His work merges theatre with other disciplines (visual arts, film, dance and digital media), in order to evaluate the existing connection between the several fields. In 2008 he co-founded the Zirlib collective on the premise that aesthetics is never stripped of political meaning: art must be able to relate to everyday life. Every meeting is a starting point in Khatib’s work. He is an associated artist at the Théâtre de la Ville de Paris, Tours National Drama Centre – Théâtre Olympia and Bretagne’s National Theatre – European Center of Dance and Theatre.

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