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K Samka creations

Season 2017-2018

Pierre Pradinas - "The Occupation"
This dazzling portrait of a forty-year-old woman trough an essential moment of her love life is a quite exceptional text in in Annie Ermaux’s work. A short novel of 2002, fast moving, it quickly makes us feel empathy with an amazingly lifelike character and immediately I wanted to stage it: So this woman is separating from the man who, for five years, was sharing her life…

Opening from 13 to 17 March 2018 at Bonlieu-Scène Nationale - Annecy (74)
(show at 20h30, 15 March at 19h00)
and from 15 to 17 May 2018 at La Coursive/Théâtre Verdière - La Rochelle (17)
(show at 20h30, 16 May at 19h30)

Text by Annie Ernaux, published by Editions Gallimard
Direction Pierre Pradinas
Played by Romane Bohringer and the musician Christophe « Disco » Minck
Co-producers : Bonlieu-Scène Nationale Annecy, La Coursive-Scène Nationale de La Rochelle, Cie Le Chapeau Rouge.

Nicolas Saelens - "The Promethean Suites - Suite n° 1, water"
The Promethean Suites are a collection of tracks, prints, resonances of the living world. The plan is organized around the presence/absence of a Prometheus witnessing what men have done with sacrifice. From a daily life mythology (news in brief, anecdotes, jokes, newsflashs) we imagine parables, forms that link together the account and thought of experience and the poetical imagination...

Creation 25, 26 & 27 May 2018 - Eclectic Campagne(s) / Chambre d’eau - Le Fravil (France - 59)
Public rehearsal :
• 19 January 2018 - 20h00 - 3ème vendredi de la Chambre d’eau - Le Favril (France - 59)
• 5 April 2018 (in afternoon) Tas de Sable - Ches Panses vertes (France - 80)
Research for co-producers

Dyssia Loubatière - "Jacob, Jacob"
Initially, there is a photo: four young men posing proudly in front of a replica of the Normandie, in Algiers. From these faces and from the memories of her grandmother, Valérie Zenatti will reinvent and restore for the memory a life she hasn’t known, the life of Jacob, born in Constantine, killed at the age of 19 on the Alsatian front, who happened to be her great-uncle...

From Valérie Zenatti (winner of the “Prix du Livre Inter” 2015, Ed. L'Olivier / Ed. Points)
Adapted & Directed by Dyssia Loubatière / Artistic collaboration Didier Bezace
With Florian Choquart et Christiane Cohendy
Creation Autumn 2019
Creation Residence from 26 March to 11 April 2018
La Chartreuse de Villeneuve-lez-Avignon (France - 30), centre national des écritures du spectacle
Public rehearsal : 11 April 2018, 18h00
Show available on tour 2019-2020
Search for co-producers

Simon Abkarian / Catherine Schaub Abkarian - "The song of the foot - Travel in Kathakalie"
By the beauty and strength of the Kathakali we have undertaken all three, separately and at different times of our lives, to go to South India. We had to go to the source of this total art, danced only by humans. After years of diligent practice, we were going to come back rich common grammar. However a question worked us at the body: what to do with this treasure or transcend it and share it? Between dance, myths and confidences, a show draws...

Creation & Play : The Kathakali Girls
Annie Rumani, Catherine Schaub Abkarian, Nathalie Le Boucher
With the collaboration of Simon Abkarian
Lighting creation : Jean-Michel Bauer

Création in May 2018 at Théâtre du Soleil - Cartoucherie de Vincennes - Paris 12eme
With the support of Arta & Mandapa Center
And the very valuable artistic collaboration of Simon Abkarian
Saturday 26 May - 20h30, Sunday 27 May - 16h00
Jeudi 31 May, Friday 1st June, Saturday 2 June - 20h30, Sunday 3 June - 16h00
Jeudi 7 June, Friday 8 June, Saturday 9 June - 20h30 , Sunday 10 June 2018 - 16h00

K Samka creations

Season 2018-2019

Dan Jemmett - "I am invisible" (Based on William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream)
I think somehow I always wanted to direct Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream’, or at least some sort of version of the play. And so I have waited patiently over the years for the right inspiration to come along, an inspiration that might show me the way towards a starting point or perhaps open a door for me into a moon-lit, enchanted forest at midnight...

Premier 25 of September to 21 of October 2018 at the Théâtre de Carouge (Geneva - Swiss)
Search for co-producers
Show available on tour 2018-2019

Simon Abkarian - "Penelope O Penelope"
Written and directed by Simon Abkarian, Pénélope ô Pénélope was first performed at the Théâtre National de Chaillot, Paris, in may 2008. It won the award of the syndicat de la critique dramatique for the best show in french language 2008. The text is published by Actes Sud-Papiers editions.

New creation in 2018
Premier in September and October 2018 in Théâtre du Soleil (La Cartoucherie)
Trilogy available on tour 2018-2019 : The last of the fasting days – The storks fly away – Penelope O Penelope
Search for co-producers
Penelope O Penelope is available on tour 2018-2019
Trilogy also available in 2018-2019

Patrick Sims - "Ambergris" - An alchemical puppet operetta
Pinocchio is a classic story about transformation. Nowhere is this more evident than in the episode in which Pinocchio finds himself in the belly of the whale, a pivotal moment in the tale in which the puppet is confronted with his maker and his own essence...

Creation in autumn 2018
Residence of creation in February & March 2018 at the Cube - Hérisson (France) & CDN - Montluçon (France)
Search for co-producers and pre-buyers

Hovnatan Avédikian - "Corsica"
Three “freedom fighters” detained in a tiny cell, deep in the bottom of Corsica militate for independence. They find themselves in charge of a quite important mission: managing a gigantic emerald for the benefit of the Cause and its direction. Between pastoral humour and rural vendetta, this cynical farce depicts a political commitment “at the right height for a man”...

Creation 2018-2019
Looking for partners and co-producers

K Samka creations

Season 2019-2020

Romane Bohringer / Lisa Schuster - "Country of my skull"
Adapted from Country of my Skull by Antjie Krog
A true story of two fold reconciliation: the one of South Africa with its years of apartheid and the one of a woman with herself...                         
Performing : Romane Bohringer and Jean-Baptiste Anoumon

Reading out session : 19 of June 2017 - 11h00 at the Théâtre de l’Oeuvre - Paris
Creation 2019-2020

The artists I support

Link to Simon Abkarian's biography
Simon Abkarian
Link to Hovnatan Avédikian
Hovnatan Avédikian
Link to Didier Bezace's biography
Didier Bezace
L'Entêtement Amoureux
Link to Romane Bohringer / Lisa Schuster
Romane Bohringer
Lisa Schuster
Link to Laurie Cannac's biography
Laurie Cannac
Graine de Vie
Link to Jean-Quentin Châtelain's biography
Jean-Quentin Châtelain
Link to David Géry et Agnès Sourdillon's biography
David Géry T. d'Or
& Agnès Sourdillon
Link to Dan Jemmett's biography
Dan Jemmett
Eat a Crocodile
Link to Franck Lepage's biography
Franck Lepage
Link to Pierre Pradinas biography
Pierre Pradinas
Le Chapeau Rouge
Link to Nicolas Saelens's biography
Nicolas Saelens
Théâtre Inutile
Link to Ilka Schönbein's biography
Ilka Schönbein
Theater Meschugge
Link to Patrick Sims's biography
Patrick Sims
Les Antliaclastes
Link to Compagnons d'Ulysse's biography
Ulysse's Companions


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