Entre chien et loup


Touring production
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Can we still stop in time? Can we still change? These are the questions that Christiane Jatahy prompts the audience to ask, through the staging of a collectivity that allows us to reflect on the theme of openness to “others”.

Piccolo Teatro Strehler

Inspired by Dogville, the 2003 film by Lars Von Trier, the play by Christiane Jatahy stages a new collectivity with the aim of studying how so-called “others” are accepted today, in the Europe of 2022. Entre chien et loup (an award winner at the Festival d’Avignone in 2021) is the first part in the “Trilogy of Horror” and tells the story of the young Graça who, fleeing from a Latin-American dictatorship, finds refuge in a small community of “good people”. However, her arrival soon polarises feelings towards her, unleashing jealousy and frustration that draw the citizens into an unhealthy mechanism. The action on stage thus becomes a veritable human laboratory, an imaginary place that draws terribly close to reality. As with Lars Von Trier, we witness psychological torture, blackmail, paranoid diffidence and even physical violence. By sectioning the sources of social violence, the director leads us to question whether we are still in time to stop and reflect, and to change

Duration: 105'

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The Playbill

Entre chien et loup

inspired by the film Dogville by Lars Von Trier
staging, direction and adaptation  Christiane Jatahy
artistic collaboration, sets and lighting Thomas Walgrave
direction of photography Paulo Camacho
music Vitor Araujo
costumes Anna Van Brée 
sound manager Jean Keraudren
video director Julio Parente e Charlélie Chauvel
collaboration and coordination Henrique Mariano
with Véronique Alain, Julia Bernat, Élodie Bordas, Paulo Camacho, Azelyne Cartigny, Philippe Duclos, Vincent Fontannaz, Viviane Pavillon, Matthieu Sampeur, Valerio Scamuffa
a Comédie de Genève production
a Odéon-Théâtre de l'Europe-Paris, Piccolo Teatro di Milano-Teatro d’Europa, Théâtre national de Bretagne-Rennes, Maillon Théâtre de Strasbourg-Scène européenne coproduction
Lars Von Trier is represented in French speaking Europe by Marie Cécile Renauld, MCR Agence Littéraire in accordance with Nordiska ApS
Christiane Jatahy is an Associate Artist at Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe, Centquatre-Paris, Schauspielhaus Zürich, Arts Emerson-Boston and Piccolo Teatro di Milano-Teatro d'Europa
the company Vertice is sponsored by Direction régionale des Affaires culturelles dell'Île-de-France, Ministère de la Culture France
the tour is organized with the support of Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council
special thanks to the Department of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Mediations of the University of Milan “La Statale”
A show in French with Italian and English surtitles. The Italian surtitles text is curated by Prescott Studio



Category of performance Festival
Stalls full price € 40 | Discounted (under 26 and over 65) € 23
Balcony full price € 32 | Discounted (Under 26 and over 65) € 20

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