the time of oblivion
"There is something unremittingly absent
which is tormenting Me ".
Camille Claudel, an angry artist.
Camille Claudel was not quite 18 years old when she left her hometown, Villeneuve, with her mother and siblings and moved to the capital. Noted soon afterwards for her highly accomplished and powerful sculptures, she subsequently studied with Rodin, who was all the rage in Paris at the time. Despite the twenty-year age difference between teacher and pupil, a passionate and tumultuous love sprung up between them, which would eventually lead to Camille’s downfall.
Consumed by jealousy and anxiety about being exploited, she was deemed deviant and confined for thirty years in the Montdevergues Asylum, where she was deprived of her freedom, including the right to express herself.
Cut off from the world, reduced to silence for all those years, she never stopped crying out for freedom.
Premiered in 2012
On stage : Camille Trouvé, Marie Girardin, Martina Rodriguez, Awena Burgess Director : Brice Berthoud assisted by Saskia Berthod
Puppets : Camille Trouvé
Script : Brice Berthoud
Original music : Martina Rodriguez, Awena Burgess
Sound consultant : Piero Pepin
Sound design : Antoine Garry
Stage design : Brice Berthoud with Jaime Olivares
Sets : Jaime Olivares with Jean-Francois Frering and Urban Edte
Costumes : Severine Thiebault
Lighting : Marc Martinez
Stage props and mechanisms designed : Magali Rousseau
Artistic collaboration and movements : Dominique Hardy, Einat Landais, Carine Gualdaroni, Jonas Coutancier, Emmanuelle Lhermie, Jessy Caillat, the Equinoxe technical team and all those who may join us in the future!
Tour management : Philippe Desmulie alternating with Marina Gabillaud
Duration 85 min
ALL AUDIENCES From 13 Years old
Coproduction : Equinoxe Scène Nationale de Châteauroux, Théâtre 71 Scène Nationale de Malakoff, Théâtre de Corbeil-Essonnes, Espace Jean Vilar de Ifs, Théâtre Paul Eluard de Choisy-le-Roi, Scène nationale 61 d’Alençon, Scène Nationale d’Albi, F.A.C.M. Festival Théâtral du Val d’Oise, Théâtre Gérard Philipe Scène Conventionnée de Frouard, Le Grand Bleu – ENPDA de Lille. Avec le soutien du théâtre du cloître–Scène Conventionnée de Bellac.