Kery James / Jean-Pierre Baro
Humanist poet, rapper, creator of languages, Kery James temporarily leaves rap to throw himself into theatre and conceive his first play. He lays down his story during the final of a speech contest between two students preparing for the bar exam. Soulaymaan, interpreted by Kery James himself, comes from the suburbs and Yann, played by Yannik Landrein, comes from the nicer neighbourhoods. For the former, the State is guilty of the state of the suburbs, while the latter claims that the citizens are responsible for its state. À vif awakens the political and radical theatre, invigorates the art of contesting and the engaging speech, and gives the flaming verb its relevance back.
Interprétation Kery James, Yannik Landrein
Texte Kery James
Mise en scène Jean-Pierre Baro
Voix off Jean-Pierre Baro
Collaboration artistique Pascal Kirsch
Dramaturgie Samuel Gallet
Scénographie Mathieu Lorry Dupuy
Son Loïc Le Roux
Lumières et vidéo Julien Dubuc
Régie plateau Thomas Crevecoeur
Production Astérios Spectacles
Coproduction Les Scènes du Jura – Scène Nationale, Radiant-Bellevue à Caluire-et-Cuire, Le Train-Théâtre à Portes-lès-Valence, Maison de la Musique de Nanterre, Pôle-Culturel – Salle de spectacle à Alfortville, L’Atelier à Spectacle à Vernouillet.