An Immersive Re-Imagining of Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard
October 6 & 7, 2022
We Will Return in the Spring delves into Chekhov’s iconic work The Cherry Orchard through an interdisciplinary approach that blends movement, music, and media with audience immersion.
Audiences are invited to join the family in welcoming home their beloved matriarch. As the revelries turn sour, and the imminent loss of the estate looms near, the festivities are cut short and the world of the play cracks open, luring the audience in the secrets hidden in the estate's corners and into the subconscious world of Chekhov’s characters.
We Will Return in the Spring is an opportunity to see past the seemingly flawless beauty of the cherry blossoms, dig into the soil, and expose what is poisoning the orchard at its roots.
A site-specific piece designed for historic spaces that allude to Europe’s past, the work preserves the essence of the themes that Chekhov raised at a moment of colossal change, while transporting the narrative to the 21st century European context.
October 6 at 6pm
October 7 at 1pm and at 6pm
4 rue des Trois Portes, 75005 Paris
Ticket reservation obligatory via Weezevent - the show is recommended for ages 7+
Created and adapted by Simón Adinia Hanukai with the ensemble
Directed by Simón Adinia Hanukai
Assistant Direction by Mélanie Dorey
Music Direction by Alexis Pivot
Costumes and sets by Tulio Morais
Lighting by François Luberne
Stage Management by William Chevalier, Sarah Gachet
Translated by Ariane Raynaud
Dramaturgy and writing support by Anita Kirpalani
The ensemble: Nicolas Giret-Famin, Pamina de Hauteclocque, Eva Carmen Jarriau, Stephanie Lanier, June McGrane, Alexis Pivot, Sophie Richelieu, Mahmoud Saïd, Guillaume Tagnati
A project of Kaimera Productions in association with Mipana Company.
Developed in partnership with the Château de Belloy-Saint-Leonard in Picardie with the support of the Polycarpe Foundation.
Château de Belloy Saint Leonard, Picardie, November 2018
Les Traversées du Marais 2019
September 8, 2019
Excerpts of We Will Return in the Spring were presented at the Hôtel de Sully, as part of the festival Les Traversées du Marais in September 2019 with the support of the Centre des monuments nationaux (National Monuments Center).
Festival Les Traversées du Marais, Hôtel de Sully, Paris, September 2019
The presentation featured: Mathilde Ahmed, Sarah Bertholon, Marie Bétrisey, Aline Boucraut, Anne-Jacqueline Bousch, Claire Butard, Eliza Calmat, Stephanie Campion, Nicolas Coquentin, Hannah Coyle, Louise Denyer, Rébecca Dereims, Alessandra Domenici, Christelle Garcia Moya, Candice Gatticchi, Marie-Laure Girard, Louise Herrero, Tiffany Hofstetter, Beth Jervis, Odile Lavie, Delphine Lefranc, Laura Mariani, Kate McCarthy, Juliette Mézergues, Audrey Mikondo, Julia Osete, Sandra Parra, Fanny Pascaud, Mélanie Peyre, Andres Peyrot, Sandra Piquemal, Pauline Rémond, Diane Renier, Élise Rochet, Perrine Rostand, Estelle Rotier, Ugo Savary, Marie Schnakenbourg, Alice Suquet, Catherine Toffaletti, Corinne Valancogne, Marie Valentin, Elizabeth Wautlet
Stage Management by Jeremy Coffman
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