Adishatz / Adieu @ The Dublin Theatre Festival
A powerful self-portrait from an incredibly talented performer, told through a collection of songs by Madonna and icons of 1980s pop culture.
1-4 October 2014
Jonathan Capdevielle spent his teenage years learning to imitate pop icons, singing the greatest hits from 1980s pop culture – especially those by Madonna. Adishatz / Adieu is his self-portrait; a collection of songs that wanders between real life and fantasy. As his performance moves between music and conversation, he conjures up memories of his childhood and a past that continues to inform his shifting identity.
On a journey to capture as closely as possible the personas of others, Capdevielle strives to discover the most truthful version of himself. Sung a cappella and featuring a male choir, Adishatz / Adieu is a powerful study of the vulnerability of adolescence.
Performed in English and French, with English surtitles.
*Contains strong language and material which some may find disturbing.
Adishatz /Adieu @ Dublin Theatre Festival
@ Project Arts Centre, (Space Upstairs)
1 October, 7.30pm
2-4 October, 9.30pm
Tickets: €20 – €25
Duration: 50 mins. No interval.
Talking Theatre: Oct 1, post-show. With Jonathan Capdevielle
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Festival Box Office, 44 East Essex St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Executive production: Bureau Cassiopée.
Co-production: Centre Chorégraphique National de Montpellier Languedoc Roussillon dans le cadre de domaines, Centre Chorégraphique National de Franche-Comté à Belfort dans le cadre de l’accueil-studio and BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergen.
Created and performed by Jonathan Capdevielle
Lighting Design: Patrick Riou
Choir: ECUME university choral group of Montpellier
Musical Direction: Sylvie Golgevit