Jean-Frédéric Chevallier choose to compose his 2013 theatre performance with diversity. His team was composed of artists from Ecuador, Mexico, France as well as from the Bengal village of Morapaï and the Santhal village of Borotalpada, India. He wonders how to inhabit Trimukhi Cultural Centre, what to do inside and outside the building. In some parts, he also introduced extracts from his forthcoming art video film. By combining elements from such different origins, his theatre composition produced unexpected feelings and thoughts. The tittle is a quotation from Virginia Woolf.
Extract from the leaflet program distributed to the audience.
THE THING THAT EXISTS WHEN WE AREN’T THERE theatre of presenting
written and directed by Jean-Frédéric Chevallier in collaboration with Alejandro Orozco produced by Sukla Bar Chevallier for Trimukhi Platform with Falguni Hansda, Gopal Hansda, Kajol Hansda, Motilal Hansda, Raïma Mondal, Chandrai Murmu, Alejandro Orozco, Lorena Rojas and Pini Soren video projection by Jean-Frédéric Chevallier live music by Alexandre Jurain and Sukanta Bose sound and music design by Benoît Mory and Abraham Calvachi additional music (“Goldberg variations” by J.S. Bach) by Kimiko Ishizaka lighting by Bhimcharan Hansda and Salkan Hansda technical assistant Himadri Mondal