Vive La Claire

Blackout Installation pour la Nuit de la CultureFlotsam and jetsam

Posted by Claire Mon, April 22, 2019 18:21:46

Pour la 8e édition, Independent Little Lies a été invité de participer à la Nuit de la Culture avec une installation autour de mon projet "Blackout" et le changement climatique.

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La Nuit de la Culture verra de nouveau toute la Ville se mobiliser. Après LA NUIT ET LES RÊVES, retrouvez cette année tout un programme autour de la thématique de L'EAU ET DE L'ALZETTE.

L’Alzette est la rivière nationale luxembourgeoise. Pourtant elle traverse Esch sans être vraiment visible… Durant une soirée qui se prolongera jusqu’au petit matin, plus de 50 artistes la raconteront de manière intrigante. Plongez dans un parcours d’histoires et de performances pleines d’humour allant de la Place de la Résistance jusqu’à la Maison Mousset. Vous assisterez ensuite à une parade sous-marine, un spectacle de brumes et de lumières et à des concerts festifs. Pour les plus noctambules, glissez doucement dans la nuit, allongés sur des matelas, à regarder des films courts sous un chapiteau.

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Installation Blackout au Bridderhaus (1, rue Léon Metz)

Samedi, 4. mai 2019, Esch, Nuit de la Culture:

- Blackout Installatioun 16h00-21h00

- Blackout Performance 20h00


concept: Claire Thill
musique: Emre Sevindik
vidéo: Melting Pol
Performance: Emmanuel Fleitz, Sayoko Onishi, Claire Thill







Footnotes - a Collective Play in the MakingTheatre

Posted by Claire Sat, April 06, 2019 21:24:30



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a project about walking, intersectional feminism, the

change of paradigm and cultural identity


by Independent Little Lies

At the beginning of 2017, ushering in a new year, people from all over the globe gathered in the streets to express their outrage at the toxic political climate of the time. The Women's March, on the 21st of January 2017, was a worldwide protest to
advocate legislations and policies regarding human rights and issues such as women's rights, equality, immigration, universal healthcare, LGTB rights, the natural environment, and equality. The collective decision to walk together, talk to each other, and chant on the day after President Trump's inauguration was a thought provoking collision of past and present.

2016 was marked by Brexit, the rise of right wing parties all over Europe, and the election of a self-confessed harasser of women as the President of the United States. The Women's Marches celebrated love, diversity and acceptance, as people from different walks of life, sexual identities, race and social backgrounds came together to march for a brighter future. They took the streets and used one of the most daily activities to express their distress. It was a forward movement, an expression of hope. Equally it was an inquiry into our common past and the fights that have been fought for the sake of a democratic, egalitarian society. Walking. Such a simple forward movement. Our feet perpetuate a direction, from one place to another, starting somewhere in order to get somewhere else. With determination or without. Meandering, strolling, striding, sauntering, running, stumbling, marching, stepping, skipping, schlepping, crawling. Two years later, we are still marked by the Women's Marches, this collision of eras – which also, by implication, elides the factual and the fictional, even before the addition of a narrated story.

Direction: Jenny Beacraft
Text and Concept: Claire Thill
Performance: Frédérique Colling, Elsa Rauchs, Claire Thill and more
Music: Emre Sevindik
Movement Direction and Assistant Director: Catherine Elsen

Performances: 14th & 15th November 2019
Théâtre municipal de la ville d'Esch
120 Rue de l'Alzette,
L-4010 Esch-sur-Alzette

more dates to confirm

Stay tuned....








Bourse Kappkino 2019Writing

Posted by Claire Fri, February 15, 2019 22:11:45

Claire Thill, lauréate de la première bourse Kappkino

Le Fonds culturel national a le plaisir d’annoncer que la première bourse Kappkino a été attribuée à Claire Thill et son projet d’écriture « Taxidermy ». Cette bourse d'aide à l'écriture d'une pièce audio [Hörspiel] par un auteur vise à accompagner le processus de création d’une œuvre novatrice dans le domaine des arts de la scène.

Le jury, composé de Anne Legill (Adjointe à la direction des théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg), Jean Bermes (chanteur et co-fondateur de Kopla bunz asbl) et Tanja Frank (project manager Openscreen asbl), a décidé à l’unanimité de sélectionner Claire Thill pour les raisons suivantes :

« Claire Thill a séduit le jury par son pouvoir d’évocation, mêlant imaginaire, histoire et fiction et faisant la part belle aux sensations auditives les plus diverses. Se jouant de la frontière ténue entre songe et réalité, elle convoque un univers qui suggère, plus qu’il n’impose, et qui interpelle l’imaginaire de l’auditeur. Qui plus est, sa proposition se prête particulièrement à une élaboration du scénario en équipe et répond ainsi parfaitement au format Kappkino. »

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Le projet d’écriture

Claire Thill a su prouver son immense talent en tant qu’actrice et metteuse en scène sur les scènes théâtrales internationales et nationales, notamment comme membre de l’ensemble ILL, la jeune Luxembourgeoise ayant grandi à Esch a un gout prononcé pour la découverte de nouveaux sentiers dans le secteur des arts de la scène. Depuis 2011 elle explore l’écriture théâtrale.

Son projet « Taxidermy », explore la nature des voyages en voiture et se veut une parabole sur les voyages imaginaires qui les accompagnent.
« The audio toys with the audience, leading the listener to existential questions about life: is life a game we’re all playing in anticipation of finding out the meaning at the end or is it simply a stab into the unknown, a happenstance that has to be enough because it is really all there is? The plan is to juxtapose surreal and strange elements with mundane, everyday environments, to conjure up compelling visual images in order to emphasise a dreamlike quality of mystery and menace. The audio asks the audience to imagine gazing out of a window at a world of their own invention. »

La bourse est complétée par une aide de montage pour Openscreen asbl qui produira l’œuvre lauréate. La pièce « Taxidermy » sera ainsi mise en scène par Ela Baumann et Jean Bermes, et présentée au Théâtre d'Esch.






















Blackout am Prager Theaterfestival Deutscher SpracheTheatre

Posted by Claire Mon, December 10, 2018 22:01:02

Mein Stück "Blackout" wurde zum renommierten Prager Festival Deutscher Sprache eingeladen. Am 27. November spielten wir im Theater Komödie.




"Ich hatte einen Traum, der keiner war.
Die Sonne war erloschen, und die Sterne,
verdunkelt, schweiften weglos durch den Raum,
kein Mond, die Erde schwang im Äther, blind
und eisig sich verfinsternd..."

Lord Byron, Die Finsternis


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(Fotos: KIVA/Thomas Rubin/ theater.cz)


Regie und Text: Claire Thill
Dramaturgie: Oliwia Hälterlein
Choreographie: Sayoko Onishi
Musik: Emre Sevindik
Video: Melting Pol
Licht: Marc Thein
mit: Marc Baum, Larisa Faber, Nathalie Noé Adam, Sayoko Onishi und Claire Thill

Blackout, die kollektive Theaterarbeit von ILL, entführt den Zuschauer in eine düstere, prä-apokalyptische Phantasmagorie, die Elemente von Horrorfilmen mit den tiefgründigen Verzweigungen eines psychologischen Thrillers verbindet. Ein kleinkarierter, doch beliebter Meteorologe entdeckt in seinen Wetteranalysen kleine, saisonale Unregelmäßigkeiten im Klima. Er ahnt Böses.

www.ill.lu

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(Fotos: KIVA/Thomas Rubin/ theater.cz)










Two Pigeons Perching on a Bench at the KasemattentheaterTheatre

Posted by Claire Sun, October 28, 2018 13:23:25

"A few minutes ago a sausage dog stuck its nose into the feathery casualty"

Flying rats, vermin of the sky, disease riddled birds? Military photographers, avian postmen, messengers in the clouds?

The pigeons are fed up, now they have something to tweet about.

They are planning a coo to shake up the city and it all starts at Place d’Armes.

Two Pigeons Perching on a Bench by Claire Thill is about internet surveillance, eavesdropping and storytelling in the digital age. Disparate story lines unveil themselves. Fiction leaks into reality and reality into fiction. The audience will be drawn into a metaphorical world where sound is an influencer.

Featuring live sound, documentary style footage, a coo-ky bird's eye view with a surreal edge. Expect humour, a highly visual performance and very animated pigeons.


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Dates: 3rd, 5th, 7th, 8th and 9th November 2018,

8pm

Kasemattentheater
14, rue du Puits
L-2355 Luxembourg

bookings: ticket@kasemattentheater.lu



DREAMREADERTheatre

Posted by Claire Sat, September 01, 2018 22:47:40

A performance inspired by "Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World" by Haruki Murakami

Dreamreader is a parallel world, a past and a future world. But where is the present? From the universe created by Haruki Murakami in Hard-Boiled Wonderland And The End of the World to George Orwell's 1984 the search is for humans and their shadows against a feral landscape.

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directed by Firenza Guidi

28th August, 9.30 pm
29th and 30th August, 9.30 and 11pm
Parco Corsini, Fucecchio

music: David Murray
costumes: Ilaria Bestazzi
scenography: Beth Weaver

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performed by: Francesca Alberti, Mike Aldred, Zaq Andel, Elisabetta Borrione, Elia Capelli, Chiara Capparelli, Alessandra Checcucci, Stefano De Luca, Angelica Foschi, Frieda BK Gerson, Chris Gordon, Eleonora Gronchi, Fabio Magnani, Emanuele Melani, Daniele Milano, Aurora Morano, Martina Mugheddu, Pablo Meneu, David Murray, Ernesto Juan Navarro, Caterina Pio, Alessandro Francesco Poletta, Emily Redsell, Rosa Maria Rizzi, Gabriele Rosati, Marianna Rosati, Andrew Ross, Lisa Savini, Andrea Seghieri, Elisa Selmi, Claire Thill, Tomas Tigrato, Sara Toti, Beth Weaver, Dylan Williams



Pixie Pixel- interactive promenade performance at Cité de l'image ClervauxTheatre

Posted by Claire Sun, July 29, 2018 22:26:48

In July I was commissioned by the Cité de l'image in the unbelievably picturesque town of Clervaux the north of Luxembourg to devise a performance for children to make them discover the current outdoors photography exhibition. Together with Frieda BK Gerson, a dear friend of mine and an incredibly talented circus artist and theatremaker, we created a quirky show during which the visitors have to complete a few absurd tasks in order to gain citizenship to the wonderful Cité de l'image.

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My character Pixie Pixel takes the audience on a playful scavenger hunt dipping them into the stunning worlds of Yvon Lambert, Olaf Otto Becker, Ina Schoenenburg, Kati Bruder and Marten Lange.

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(photos of Yvon Lambert's exhibition by Claire Thill)






Kindertransport UK Tour 2018Theatre

Posted by Claire Fri, April 20, 2018 21:42:43

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I'm very proud to announce that I am joining the cast of Kindertransport for the UK Tour 2018.

Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and Les Theatres de la Ville de Luxembourg in association with Selladoor Productions present Kindertransport by Diane Samuels. Directed by Anne Simon. Designed by Marie-Luce Theis.

A deeply moving and timely modern classic about a woman’s struggle to come to terms with her past.

Hamburg 1938: nine year-old Eva is forced onto a train by her desperate mother in order to escape the threat of World War II. Arriving at Liverpool Street Station, tagged like a piece of luggage, she’s handed over to strangers.

Manchester 1980: Evelyn, a proud mum, prepares to say goodbye to daughter Faith as she leaves the family home. But what Faith finds in the attic will change her life forever…

This heart-warming production is from the producers of last year’s acclaimed revival of The Crucible. It marks the 80th anniversary of the Kindertransport, which saw thousands of Jewish children ferried from Austria and Germany to safety.

Diane Samuels wrote this extraordinary and haunting play 25 years ago. It has never been more relevant than today.

‘Samuels has written the best play about the pain and passion of mother/daughter relationships’

The Guardian

Directed by: Anne Simon
Design: Marie-Luce Theis
Cast: Hannah Bristow, Matthew Brown, Jenny Lee, Leila Schaus, Suzan Sylvestre, Claire Thill

Tour Dates:

New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich,
Tuesday 17th Apr, 2018 - Saturday 21st Apr, 2018
Richmond Theatre,
Tuesday 24th Apr, 2018 - Saturday 28th Apr, 2018
Manchester Opera House,
Tuesday 1st May, 2018 - Saturday 5th May, 2018