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TBM - Tunnel Boring Machine

Yuval Rozman

Israel

Politically-loaded love story on the border between Israel and Palestine.

What does it mean to me to be Israeli ? This question is the basis of Tunnel Boring Machine, the newest creation of theatre maker Yuval Rozman.

Rozman wavers between feelings of shame and love. He loves his homeland but he is concerned, the more so because Israel more and more assumes the role of oppressor.

Tunnel Boring Machine is written from the point of view of the oppressed. Rozman puts himself in the body and mind of a Palestinian, Khalil, and confronts himself with the question how it must feel to be a stranger in your own country.

The result is a politically-loaded love story on the border of Israel and Palestine, in which the tunnel is the symbol of the distressing contrast between the nightmare on the one side and the delusion on the other side.

Khalil's love is also underground just like the tunnel : he once was in love with an Israeli and that very lost love drives him from one homosexual encounter to the next. The unwanted clandestine character of these meetings agrees with the subdued tensions in the region.

Yuval Rozman is a prize-winning actor and director who studied in Tel Aviv and New York. For his performance Cabaret Voltaire he received the prize for best direction, best choreography and best original music at the theatre festival of Tel Aviv. Previously, he worked together with a handful of visual artists, film and theatre makers such as Stefano Massini and Laetitia Dosch.

TEXT AND DIRECTION Yuval Rozman WITH Julien Andujar, Gaël Sall, Stéphanie Aflalo, Bachir Tlili, Bertrand de Roffignac LIGHT Melchior Delaunay SCENOGRAPHY Victor Roy COSTUME DESIGN Angèle Micaux MUSIC Benjamin Cachot OUTSIDE ADVICE AND DRAMATURGY Youness Anzane STAGE MANAGER Marco Laporte THANKS TO Nathalie Kousnetzoff and Damien Simonneau THANKS TO Sophie Barbarit EXECUTIVE PRODUCTION Latitudes Prod (Lille) COPRODUCTION Maison de la Culture de Bourges – Scène Nationale, le phénix scène nationale Valenciennes pôle européen de création remerciements à Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers, La Villette – Résidences d’artistes
2017, Théâtre de Vanves, hTh CDN Montpellier WITH THE SUPPORT OF la DRAC Hauts-de-France, de la Région Hauts-de-France / This text was given encouragement by the Commission nationale d'Aide à la création de textes dramatique ARTCENA (support and followup of the performing arts) WRITERS IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM Théâtre de Vanves – Scène conventionnée pour la danse, Vanves Actoral – festival international des arts & des écritures contemporaines – Marseille / Montévidéo – Centre de créations contemporaines – Marseille / Théâtre de l’Odéon – Paris / La Chartreuse – Centre national des écritures du spectacle – Villeneuve-lès-Avignon / Le Tripostal – Ville de Lille / Tunnel Boring Machine is a European Creative Hub project (le phénix scène nationale Valenciennes). It belongs to the Campus section.

  • In French, Dutch and English surtitles
  • Valenciennes - Le Phénix
    Boulevard Harpignies
    Fri 10 November 2017
    20:00 - 21:30
  • Valenciennes - Le Phénix
    Boulevard Harpignies
    Sat 11 November 2017
    21:00 - 22:30
  • Valenciennes - Le Phénix
    Boulevard Harpignies
    Sun 12 November 2017
    17:00 - 18:30
  • Tournai - maison de la culture
    Esplanade George Grard, Boulevard des Frères Rimbaut
    Tue 14 November 2017
    20:00 - 21:30
  • Tournai - maison de la culture
    Esplanade George Grard, Boulevard des Frères Rimbaut
    Wed 15 November 2017
    20:00 - 21:30
  • €15 / €13 / €8 (-26)
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