Dublin Theatre Festival Adishatz Adieu
Adishatz Adieu paints a self portrais of Jonathan Capdevielle through a collection of songs that wanders between real life and fantasy.
Jonathan Capdevielle spent his teenage years learning to imitate pop icons and singing the greatest hits from 1980s pop culture – especially those by Madonna.
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.
- Production Bureau Cassiopée (Anne-Cécile Sibué). Administration, and Touring (Léonor Baudouin and Manon Crochemore).
- 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.
- *In surtitled performances an English-language translation of the dialogue is projected as captions onto a screen above the stage