« We are such stuff As dreams are made on, and our little life Is rounded with a sleep. » ― William Shakespeare
JEREMIE KALIL leads workshops for Sciences-Politiques Institute since 2007 and Théâtre de la Ville since 2014.
OVERVIEW: This workshop aims, through games, exercises, improvisations, discovering dramatic texts, giving game situations, to tell stories. To finally discover a singular space where imagination and creativity can be free. Play theater is play to believe or to make others believe that one is another self. The theater, which is a form of play, only starts when individuals are involved as characters in the space of fiction. Fiction propels individuals out of themselves.
The workshop is based on some fundamental principles: - Play is doing: before saying or learn a text, the player performs actions. - Play is to advance what is already there: in fact, realize a return on the game or the stage proposed to advance it and come to a controlled game. - Play is experiencing pleasure and interest: Pleasure to be moved, to laugh or cry. - Play is also being respectful, caring on the part of the viewer.
OBJECTIVES: - Develop ability of expression - Work on self-listening and other - Assert self-confidence and in a group
Acting is the search of the meeting with the other, how to tell him/her a stonning story. Theatre is a place where we can share a commun world, a commun dream. Here, we can touch to the intimacy of each of us.
During the last decade, Jérémie Kalil has played with different troups. Molière, Musset, La Fontaine, Noelle Renaude, Wouajdi Mouawad or Sergi Belbel are the authors he played more. He participated to Festival off d'Avignon in 2008-2010 and won with Nagananda's Company, the Paris Jeunes Talents price in 2007.
As a director and set design assistant, Jérémie Kalil has also worked for several projects and directed few plays with his students. Here are some examples and photos of his work.
A tous ceux qui, Noëlle Renaude - Nagananda Company Director : Cécile Fraisse 36 voices, interpretated by 6 actors. From 4-100 years they tell a family reunion, a summer day in the country in the late 40s. They are there, the Oscur, Moullard, Gloton, Faitard and collateral branches, around a banquet. They celebrate a new peace, they are enthusiastic about the future, they settle old scores, they forget the horror they remember the dead, they drink and they eat, they try to seal cracks ... Lives of ordinary men punctuated by words, simple existences inventories where the miseries and joys are debated daily , are the sounds of intimacy that invites us this piece of Noëlle Renaude.
Quand nous nous réveillons d'entre les morts, Henrik Ibsen - Compagnie 1 Director : Erwan Coedelo Rubek, famous sculptor, returns with his girlfriend, Maya, Norway, in his native country, after years of absence. A being in quest itself and its past. There end up in an inn at the foot of a mountain, his muse, Iren , the woman who had " dictated " his masterpiece, a sculpture inspired by the soul and the nakedness of this eternal beloved. They then devote themselves both to a long walk to the top of the mountain, towards life, towards the resurrection. Inspired by No Theater, Compagnie 1 lead the characters at the foot of an "nonplace" where Rubek understand his state of "undead". It will attempt to relive his life fully.
Chop Suey, Françoise Cadol Director: Valia Boulay Assistant Director : Jérémie Kalil From the painting of Edward Hopper : or how come alive before our eyes the four characters sitting in a bar in Chicago in 1930 in a deep depression. A play whose atmosphere is reminiscent of Tennessee Williams. Chop Suey is the story of three women and one man who will realize that they are the characters of a painting and someone looks at them: a spectator. Chop Suey is also the story of a look. The look of the spectator who enters the canvas and makes the canvas his mental landscape. Between these realities, there is a bridge. A bridge on which laws are going to play and wants of each other.
Jérémie Kalil wants to be a witness of passing time. He tries to seize the ephemeral and explore the field of possible: landscape, street pictures, portraits, dramatization. With his pictures, he want to tell stories and share his intimate sensibility.
With Nostalgia Sud, Jérémie Kalil wishes to create a close retrospective of Vaucluse region in the south of France. A wonderful area in which he spent all his summer holidays as a child in his aunt's house called Tisan.
The images wants to catch rocks, stone houses, vegetation but also smells, music ofgrasshopper, the essence of this region. What do we remember of our childhood? What specific event does a smell or tree awakes in us? There is a bit of madeleine of Proust here and the spectator is invited not to think but to feel in front of the landscape.
Black and white is used to emphasize the recollection of the souvenirs and childhood but also the one of the spectator leading to a touch of nostalgia.
INSIDE LE LOUVRE
For several years, Jérémie Kalil worked at Louvre museum. This gallery is constructed as a journey in this magnificent museum.
This black and white serie tries to catch specific details, mouvements and moments of lifeto create an atmosphere different of the turistic image of this space. Visitors and chef-d'oeuvres stands alongside out of time and take them into poetic reality.