A performance by Rachid Ouramdane
On the text by Sonia Chiambretto
An a music by Jean-Baptiste Julien
At the boundaries of log book, child diary and political column, the text “POLICES !” introduces itself like a patchwork of disparates documents about public authorities (in general) and its methods of repression (in particular) : prisoners personal effects lists, court’s hearings descriptions, Papon’s trial archives, police reports, exercises for fighting against tear gas, a child perception of a police search... Gathered meticulously by the author Sonia Chiambretto, these textual elements, once put together, constitute a poetical question mark about the notions of justice and law applications.
With the composer Jean-Baptiste Julien by his side, Rachid Ouramdane imagines today a way to give voice to this text, with four performers emanating from choreography and singing, a child, a choir, and a crowd of inhabitants from the welcoming regions of the play.
The show “POLICES !” will attempt to be on stage what it is on paper : the asto- nishing co-existence of untouched and fictitious materials, dedicated to a polypho- nic and engaged poem.