Nanterre Amandiers
Dissection d’une chute de neige - Nanterre-Amandiers
Dissection d’une chute de neige - Nanterre-Amandiers
Dissection d’une chute de neige - Nanterre-Amandiers
Dissection d’une chute de neige - Nanterre-Amandiers
Dissection d’une chute de neige - Nanterre-Amandiers
Dissection d’une chute de neige - Nanterre-Amandiers

Photo : Simon Gosselin

Photo : Simon Gosselin

Photo : Simon Gosselin

Photo : Simon Gosselin

Photo : Simon Gosselin

Photo : Simon Gosselin

Dissection d’une chute de neige - Nanterre-Amandiers
7 avenue Pablo‑Picasso
Nanterre, FR 92022

Dissection d’une chute de neige

Texte

Sara Stridsberg

Mise en scène

Christophe Rauck

25 November — 18 December 2021
Duration
2h10
Location
Théâtre éphémère

Royal Court of Sweden, 1631. A queen, a philosopher, a ghost king, a distant mother, a woman lover, a boyfriend. Like in a card game, everyone will lay their hand down. But the stakes are elsewhere. At this snowstorm-swept court, can Christine rule alone? To be a queen or not to be a queen, that seems to be the question.

Christine is set to take over the throne of Sweden. Her father died on the battlefield when she was a child. Time has passed. To be coronated as Queen, the King-Daughter, as the play’s author Sara Stridsberg calls her, must marry her designated suitor. Which she refuses. Adamantly. A power struggle starts up between the guardian of the protocol and this free erudite woman who won’t toe the line and conform to the rules. She is gifted with fiery intelligence, a sense of freedom to fight for and a forbidden love for a woman. In a snow-covered transparent box placed at the center of the stage, Christine, like a trapped bird, bumps against the walls of this prison, pushing so hard at times that she almost breaks out of it. The cold, the icy wind, the admonitions, the threats, nothing will stop her desire to change the world as it is.
Dissection d’une chute de neige – the second play by the Swedish author directed by Christoph Rauck – is a feminist play that “interrogates the attributes of power”. A play that inflames passions and feelings, and this underlying violence interwoven with extremely sweet moments of calm. Christine is undoubtedly a modern hero that combines feminism and femininity. She is a distant cousin of Princess Maleine and Mary Stuart. Her heiresses? All of us women.

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