Long live the life that burns the chest (Part 1: Japan)

Long live the life that burns the chest (Part 1: Japan)

11.06.2019 - 20:00

Belgium/Estonia I In English

Jarmo Reha is an Estonian actor. Armel Roussel is a Belgian director. When they both met, they decided to develop a project together. Accompanied by a video maker, they travelled to Japan, India and Senegal, looking for something that could change their perspective. Out of this geographical and also inner journey was born a solo piece in English – funny and deep at the same time. Both artists consider the performance as a gift towards the public. At the 10th Monodrama Festival, they will present the first part (Japan) of a project that has more parts and chapters.

Armel Roussel is a French film and theatre director. In 1996 he founded his own company (E)Utopia based in Brussels. He also works as actor, performer, writer and teacher. Roussel mostly teaches at INSAS in Brussels but is also a guest lecturer at the Conservatoire de Liège, the Ecole du TNB, Rennes or the Conservatoire de Paris. Since 2016, he is directing the “cycle de mise en voix radiophoniques“ with the title Ca va, ça va le monde/ All good, all good the world  for RFI at the Festival d’Avignon.


With the participation of
Institut Français de Tokyo (Japon), de l’Alliance Française de Kaolack (Sénégal), du Théâtre Indianostrum/Pondichery (Inde), du Festival Ardanthé/Vanves (France) , du Fundamuntal et du Tarmac des Auteurs de Kinshasa/Congo

Supported by
TOTAL Luxembourg SA
Written and directed byArmel Roussel
FilmsJulien Stroinovsky
Sound and musicLiis Ring
Light design and technical directionNicolas Marty
ChoreographyMercedes Dassy
TranslationUiko Watanabe, Myriam Acharki, Jarmo Reha
Coproduction(E)Utopia/Armel Roussel - Théâtre Les Tanneurs/Bruxelles - Vaba Lava Art Center/Tallinn