Le cri



It’s that deep-rooted desire,
it’s that need to cry out to all the government and religious officials in this world
to say ‘that’s enough!’

That’s enough walls, enough racists,
enough consumerism and pollution,
enough religious and economic fundamentalism, enough famine, that’s enough injustice,
enough lies, enough slavery, enough war,
enough lack of respect….!

Let’s dream of the world of our dreams!


a show by Barthélemy Bompard
artistic direction Barthélemy Bompard assisted by Nicolas Quilliard
puppet work Nicolas Quilliard

created and performed by Armelle Bérengier, Eric Blouet, Barthélemy Bompard, Thérèse Bosc, Jean-Pierre Charron, Stéphane Civet, Céline Damiron, Marie-Pascale Grenier, Dominique Moysan, Nicolas Quilliard & Judith Thiébaut

sound work Jean–Pierre Charron
costume designer Marie-Cécile Winling
design office & set designer Dominique Moysan
technical production Djamel Djerboua

arts promotion and financial aid

l’Atelier 231, Centre National des Arts de la Rue à Sotteville-lès-Rouens, le Citron Jaune Ilotopie à Port-St-Louis, la D.M.D.T.S., le Parapluie, Centre International de Création Artistique à Aurillac, Pronomade(s), Centre National des Arts de la Rue en Haute-Garonne, Quelques p’Arts… le SOAR, Scène Rhône-Alpes à Boulieu-lès-Annonay, la Rampe à Echirolles, Villeurbanne Spectacles Vivants / les Ateliers Frappaz

video & pictures

Video of "The scream" - august 2007 - Eric Guillot, Esprimedia - 07'30

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press reviews

La Stradda - July 2007

Thomas Hahn

[…] A fragmented microcosm is laid out before us as the cast holds up an X-ray of our hopes, our worries, our rebellions and our cowardice. The audience is free to move around, going from person to person, passing from the locksmith to the baker, from the woman who is an immigrant painter to the ″military engineer,″ from the butcher to the housewife … They speak out to the audience about themselves, about their customers or their friends, all questioning whether it is really possible to exist in a humane way in a world which has so little humane about it.

If you consider this to be part of a trilogy by Kumulus, The Scream is the culminating point, the grand finale, as well as being a moment to take stock of oneself, of ourselves. The dance and musical interludes provide a poetic, sensitive and fluid quality.

The texts are simple yet powerful and the actors are more than convincing playing the role of the broad masses from the French heartland, at times nauseating and yet full of charm.

Giving it to us straight, but also taking on an ironic approach, the political message that is sent out strikes a perfect balance through the use of poetry, the intimist encounters and the dramatic interludes. In the end, there is very little screaming, but lots of finesse.

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