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The Compagnie Paulette Godart is a relatively new theatre project created by local Liège artists Catherine Wilkin and Lara Persain. With 20 years’ experience in the performing arts and research on theatre as a tool of free speech and liberation in ‘vulnerable’ environments, they founded their company in 2014.
Through their company, they develop unique works of art that explore the place of humans in modern society: their research explores the contradictions at work in the notion of adaptation and seeks answers on why certain people become marginalised and isolated. Their pens give birth to characters living on the razor’s edge, at the limits of a confined world, messengers of the ‘state of the world’. Faced with crucial choices, they search their souls for meaning and their place in this world.
In 2017, Voix De Femmes has selected the Compagnie Paulette Godart to participate in its young annual art programme supporting creatives, the Curieuse Résidence (the Curious Household). As part of this programme, the company is conducting a multi-faceted study on its brand-new second project: ‘Pépi’.
Pépi is the story of a man named Alain, who is a pathological liar and also the author’s father. It’s a plunge into the vagrancies of an antihero, a sort of modern-day Don Quixote, seen through the eyes of his daughter, his loyal companion until one day when…
During the festival, this Curieuse Résidence will operate like an blank canvas but will revolve around two moments: on Saturday the 21st and Wednesday the 25th, the Compagnie Paulette Godart will give a presentation on the work phases involved in making ‘Pépi’ and offer a programme in line with the theme.
We’ll dive into imaginary worlds with children’s author and illustrator Kitty Crowther and we’ll also meet artists from L’Autre Lieu, who will raise questions about the relationship between mental health and society.
The full programme is coming soon!