Watch, Miscellaneous Travel
"Classical music, a drop of dew"
"We decrease in the eighth stanza", slices Fredj, to whom we owe
stage at the Châtelet and at the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels. Each one annotates his
partition. Setting the music on the text is far from easy. "You are not enough
inside, ”he says to the detainees. Professionals, Emma Bazin,
the formidable Fanny Sintès and Jacques Mazeran (the air of Jean Carmet,
the sadder eye) are there to support them and give them a reply. Even if he
forgets her lines again, Hadyl, wide glasses on her nose and PSG jersey on
the back, assures "to have worked". "I'm a little stressed," says Byzon, from the top of
his meter eighty draped in a boubou.
Olivier Fredj wants to give a gypsy air to certain notes by Schubert, some
Goran Bregovic thing from Emir Kusturica's films. Percussion, Valentin
Dubois gets caught up in the game. Producer Matias Aguayo has been depositing himself since his
console, a modern and electric color on the melodies.
Hadyl is delighted to have discovered the romantic composer: “Classical music resembles
for me a drop of sweet dew, ”he ignites. His friends are laughing.
And him to recalibrate them: "When we listen to Jul and Rohff all day, the least
that one can say, it is that that changes a little, not? "
Sofiane's monologue impresses. "Memory is not sterile, so that
the nightmare does not repeat itself, ”he says. His words will stay in ours,
memory, and in that of his friend Haïss: "It was magnificent, wallah (" I
swear ", in Arabic, Editor's note)!" The actors recite lines written during workshops
carried out by the Maison de la poésie in Samu Social centers, in
Ehpad, within Meaux prison, or in the mobile support unit
and palliative care at Pitié-Salpêtrière. Then compiled and remodeled
by Olivier Fredj. “They have an expertise on the time that we don't have.
rediscovered thanks to them the beauty and the richness of simple things ”, he confesses.
Before venturing into a more political discourse that is more difficult to follow.
Slip to the edge of the stage
In recent weeks, elderly people who live in nursing homes have
sent by letter of interpretation advice. "And life advice", specifies
Irene Muscari. We suspect that it was not a long quiet river, this
life. But formal ban on asking questions about their background.
We just know that they were sentenced to at least five years behind bars.
"We work for prevention and reintegration, prefers to detail the coordinator.
The theater calls for a group dynamic, demands respect for
rules and listen to others. ” Behavior and motivation helped to
make a selection from more than seventy applications. Yet playing is not going
no self for the prisoners. "The representation that will be given within
of the center works them a little, ”confides Irène Muscari. They play their image there.
Despite their mischievous, sometimes childish air, these young people are aware of the
of the project. “There are few moments of real expression in prison,” says Hadyl.
Watch is a way of expressing ourselves, of laughing, of speaking as we please ”. that
do they think of becoming an actor? None of them say no. It would even be too beautiful
to be true. Byzon, fan of The Scam with Newman and Redford, has already
writes a screenplay. "We are happy to be able to give another image of
detention, ”smiles Hadyl. Is an escape, moreover, to be feared during the
representation in Bobigny? According to Irène Muscari, it's not really a
cause for concern.
If, as the Watch proves, the theater can bring prisoners, the reverse
is not wrong. Admittedly, the tone of these still amateur actors sometimes remains artificial,
but when they express themselves at the top of their lungs, their sincerity touches. Is this
due to their experience? There's an intensity in their voice, which manages to break through
an astonishing path on the cold and dreamy melancholy of the Voyage d'Hiver.