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22.12.2018

We are not serious…

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  • Reading

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  • Literature

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Théâtre de la Ville – Paris

50 writers, 50 actors, 50 perspectives on youth

Public recording

A personal journey through literature from ancient times to the twenty-first century: an event conceived by the Théâtre de la Ville and France Culture, aimed at young people born at the dawn of the new millennium, who turned 18 in 2018 and who will go to the polls in 2019.

The event will comprise 50 extracts pulled from novels, plays, poems, and songs, read by 50 actors and actresses to musical accompaniment, describing youth in all its myriad phases. From the invention of the written word to the present day, countless writers have depicted the dizzying dreams, the highs and the lows, the pleasures and the pains of being young.

The 50 selected readings act as a passport to the future—or, better yet, as a guide, a friend, an ally, a companion on life’s journey. Spanning every era, literary genre, and corner of the globe, these texts help us live our everyday lives, and dream of the future.

 

Parallel to this, a vast new programme has been launched with texts commissioned from modern-day writers, scientists, and artists, asking them to add their own contributions to this chain of literary readings by writing a “Message to 2068” which looks ahead to 50 years from now.

This inspiring day of readings is open to people of all ages, and invites its audience to experience (or re-experience), through literature, what it feels like to be young. 

See programme for further details.

Infos

Reading - Public recording

22 December, 2018
From 2pm to 8:30

Théâtre de la Ville - Espace Cardin

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PODCASTS

Crédits

MUSIC: ALICE BOTTÉ with the guitar, JOHAN RICHE with the accordion, ARMAN MÉLIÈS performing a promise, new song.
Conception of the day: EMMANUEL DEMARCY-MOTA, BLANDINE MASSON, CHRISTOPHE LEMAIRE.
COORDINATION OF THE READING PROGRAM : CAROLINE OUAZANA
Assistant director: LAURE CHASTANT

With: JULIEN ALLOUF, BÉNÉDICTE CERUTTI, JULIAN EGGERICKX, MARION MALENFANT, GUILLAUME MARQUET, ELISABETH MAZEV, SHARIF ANDOURA, PAULINE CHEVILLER, XAVIER GALLAIS, MEXIANU MEDENOU, BARTHELEMY MERIDJEN, ESTELLE MEYER, CÉLINE MILLIAT BAUMGARTNER, ANNE AZOULAY, CHLOÉ CHAUDOYE, ANOUK GRINBERG, CHRISTOPHE MONTENEZ, PIERRE MOURE, CHARLIE NELSON, CHLOÉ RÉJON, MAËLYS RICORDEAU, NACIMA BEKHTAOUI, DELPHINE COGNIARD, SAMIR GUESMI, JULIE-ANNE ROTH, MOHAMED ROUABHI, ALEXANDRE RUBY, MAKITA SAMBA, LÉONIE SIMAGA, ERIC BERGER, VALÉRIE DASHWOOD, JUDITH HENRY, ALYZÉE SOUDET, SOULEYMANE SYLLA, ASSANE TIMBO, THIBAULT VINÇON, MATHURIN VOLTZ, JULIEN BOUANICH, MARIE DESGRANGES, BRICE HILLAIRET, CHRISTOPHE BRAULT, LAURENT D'OLCE, BENJAMIN JUNGERS, ZACHARIE LORENT.