Mathilde Benignus | Soeurs d’armes / Sisters in arms
Mathilde Benignus, Benignus,
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Soeurs d’armes / Sisters in arms

Soeurs d’armes“ (Sisters in arms) is a singular piece of musical performance and theatre. Through narration and song, a young woman’s story is told. I recount decisive encounters during my suburban teenage years in secondary school. It was then that other young women helped me to fight, dress and behave. Assembling various personal memories, I recall both negative and positive experiences during this meaningful period of life. A path between childhood and adulthood.

A theater piece for one singer and a cellist produced by Le Fil Rouge Théâtre, stage and artistic direction: Eve Ledig, text and acting: Mathilde Benignus, cellist: Oriane Fohr, music: Jeff Benignus, choreographers: Antje Schur and Ivan Favier.

Creation in December 2016 during an artistic residency at the Collège de l’Anglée in Saint Hermine (France) with the support of Theater Grand R, Scène Nationale de la Roche-sur-Yon (France).

Read more about „Soeurs d’armes“ (in french).

Photo from the Premiere of the show at the Collège de l’Anglée in a secondary school class :

 

soeursdarmes_ivanfavier_04Photo credits : Michael Opitz, Ivan Favier