Photo: Dorothée Thébert
Creation November 2019
From 5th to 10th november 2019, Arsenic – Lausanne (CH)
Writing, concept, performance: Julia Perazzini
Sound design: Samuel Pajand
Light design: Philippe Gladieux
Artistic collaboration and dramaturgy: Louis Bonard
Outside eye: Yves-Noël Genod
Technical director: Vincent Deblue
Costumes: Julie Monot
Administration and diffusion: Tutu Production – Véronique Maréchal
Production: Cie DEVON
Coproduction: Arsenic in Lausanne, Théâtre Saint-Gervais in Genève
Supports: Ville de Lausanne, Canton de Vaud, Loterie romande, Pro Helvetia, Fondation Jan Michalski, Fondation Nestlé pour l’Art, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Migros Vaud, Fondation suisse des artistes interprètes SIS
Photos: © Dorothée Thébert
Le Souper recounts an imaginary encounter between Julia Perazzini and her older brother, who died before she was born. A dialogue through time and space, death and life, that thumbs its nose at chronology, so-called logic and the order of things. By playing her own character in conversation with the imaginary departed, she operates a cathartic, poetic and joyful ritual, which questions the very fact of being. After her acclaimed solo Holes & Hills, Julia Perazzini takes to the stage alone once more to pursue her research into forms of identity, this time via her relationship to the realm of the invisible. “We will journey through Le Souper as we would journey through a long night, wandering through the layers of time. Biting into all of them at once, like a lasagna.”
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Creation 2019 – 35 minutes
A performance by and with Julia Perazzini, Cie Devon
Created as part of the exhibition of murals by Sarah Margnetti and Charlotte Herzig at La Ferme de la Chappelle, Lancy – Geneva
Outside eye: Simon Guélat, Louis Bonard
Administration – distribution: Tutu Production – Véronique Maréchal
With the support of DOC ! Paris, Le Carreau du Temple and La Ménagerie de verre – Paris
Photos: © Alexandre Morel
Following on her research on the permeability between individuals, Julia Perazzini explores the field of perception with Waves On. She is updating the content of YouTube videos that recreate the experience of deaf and hard of hearing people who, when activating a cochlear implant (of the inner ear) by an audiologist, hear for the first time. Embodying a continuous flow of characters, the artist stages the intensity of their reactions and re-plays identically the specificities of their words and gestures. “I impersonate them with nothing but my body and my voice. This ultra theatrical moment places the person into a new world in a split second, and their interlocutor too. It’s an inner revolution, a big bang. ”
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Holes & Hills
Creation 2016 – 70 minutes
Writing-stage direction-performance: Julia Perazzini
Artistic collaboration: Simon Guélat
Scenography: Christopher Füllemann
Light design and technical direction: Antoine Frammery
Sound management: Samuel Pajand
Costumes: Julie Monot
Vocal coach and Outside eye: Emmanuelle Lafon
Administration and promotion: Tutu Production – Véronique Maréchal
Photos: © T.Savoy et Julie Masson
Concept, performance, costumes: Julia Perazzini
Assistant on transformations: Julie Monot
Lights: Guillaume Guex
Outside eye: Alexandre Doublet and Mathieu Urfer
Photos: © Valérianne Poidevin
IT’S reflects on the identity of the human being, one’s ability to know, to misunderstand and to recognise oneself. To present oneself to the world and to imagine oneself, to invent oneself in front of others or to invent parallel lives (which, according to some thinkers, differentiates us from animals). IT’S is played in the foyer of the theatre, the bar … The bar as a space in between, neutral, anonymous, where one can come to lay his being, alone or to meet those we love. A place of music too, of songs.
The actress and performer Julia Perazzini questions the role played by the gaze of others in an identity quest. Inspired by the work of self-representation practiced with a touching despair by the Hollywood star Marilyn Monroe and with a frightening and fascinating lucidity by the visual artist Cindy Sherman, this mise en scène and in abyss is divided into four themes: multiplicity and the multiplication of the image, like Warhol’s serigraphy series and Sherman’s infinite incarnations, sexuality and eroticisation of the body, and finally a play between appearing and disappearing to its ultimate purpose: death (which is always offside). An authentic search and a disconcerting travel to the land of affectations.
Julia Perazzini is a Swiss performer and director, graduated in drama from the Manufacture in Lausanne in 2006. She writes performances around the questions of identity, representation, language and forces of the invisible.
In 2012, she founded the Cie Devon and created a self-staged performance in four parts Hey, …it’s cold here! (TLH-Sierre, Arsenic-Lausanne) from which the solo IT’S – based on transformism and designed for theatres’ foyers and art galleries – is still touring.
In 2016, she created Holes & Hills (Centre culturel Suisse – Paris, Arsenic – Lausanne), Waves On (festival Antigel – Geneva) and Le Souper in 2019 (Arsenic-Lausanne).
Her work is touring in Switzerland, France, Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg.
She was artist in residence at the Swiss Institute in Rome in 2013-2014 and created performances together with Valerio Scamuffa (Discuss, Retalk, Hysteria,..).
Aside from her activities as an actress and a writer, she is a dancer for the shows of Larytta, an electronic music act, and directs a video for the band Honey for petzi in 2011, as well as a documentary, E incomplèto, in 2019.
Since 2006, she performs notably for Emilie Charriot, Denis Maillefer, Joel Maillard, Guillaume Beguin, Julie Gilbert, Julien Prévieux, César Vayssié, Emilie Rousset. On film for Lionel Baier, Véronique Aubouy, Bruno Deville, Ilan Kippler, Valérianne Poidevin, Benoît Mariage. She acts as part of performances or arthouse films (Mathieu Coppeland, Anne Rochat, Pauline Julier, Anne-Sylvie Henchoz). She performs in the stage adaptation of King-Kong Theory by Virginie Despente staged by Emilie Charriot (2014), which was selected for the first Swiss Selection in Avignon ( 2016 ) and has toured Europe.
19 – 20 march 2020 – Le Carreau du Temple / Festival Danse dense, Paris (FR)
5 – 10 November 2019 (Première) – Arsenic, Geneva (CH)
21 february 2019 – Ferme de la chapelle, festival Antigel, Geneva (CH)
IT’S (just the two of us)
14-16 march 2019 – Théâtre National Wallonie Bruxelles/Festival XS, Bruxelles (BE)
Holes & Hills
26,27, 28 november 2019 – La ménagerie de verre, Paris (FR)
È incompleto (film)
Du 24 and 26 may 2019 – Arsenic, Geneva (CH)