L’Aventure invisible


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The performance explores the themes of identity, death and transformation. An American brain scientist looses her memory at the age of 37 due to a stroke. A man born with a degenerative disease becomes the first patient to undergo a total face transplant. An experimental filmmaker becomes obsessed by the mysterious photographic work of Claude Cahun and claims the need for gender neutrality.

Piccolo Teatro Studio Melato

Through the exceptional journeys of three people forced to reinvent themselves, the performance is an invitation to follow an inner path, in which no question is too intimate to be asked. This documentary based conversation drama explores the themes of identity, death and transformation. An American neurologist who suffers a stroke is able to experience from within the damage that this pathology has caused to their own brain. At the age of 37, she completely loses her memory and is forced to totally reinvent herself. A man born with a degenerative disease is the first patient in the world to undergo a complete facial transplantation. Thanks to an experimental operation, he now lives with the face of a dead man 25 years his junior. An experimental filmmaker is obsessed with the mysterious work of the iconic queer photographer Claude Cahun and discovers a radical way to rethink identity, claiming gender neutrality. These three voices are interwoven to create a single conversation that questions the stability of our identities.

Duration: 75'

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The Playbill

L’Aventure invisible

written and directed by Marcus Lindeen
artistic collaboration, dramaturgy and translation to French by Marianne Ségol-Samoy
with Claron McFadden, Tom Menanteau, Franky Gogo
based on interviews with Jill Bolte Taylor, Jérôme Hamon et Sarah Pucill
music Hans Appelqvist
set design Mathieu Lorry-Dupuy
lighting Diane Guérin
film Sarah Pucill
a Comédie de Caen-CDN de Normandie production within the framework of the Pôle Européen de Création
a T2G-Théâtre de Gennevilliers-CDN, Festival d’Automne à Paris coproduction
with the support of the Institut Français, the French Ministry of Europe and of Foreign Affairs, the French Ministry of Culture, Les Boréales International Arts Festival, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, in collaboration with France Culture 
special thanks to

special thanks to the Department of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Mediations of the University of Milan “La Statale”

The show is in French with Italian and English surtitles curated by Panthea Berlin. Italian translation by Chiara Elefante
The surtitles are transmitted on the spectators' smartphones



Category of performance Festival
Single seat full price € 40 | Discounted (under 26 and over 65) € 23

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