Marion Siéfert


Part of “Spy on Me #4”

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German subtitles / English subtitles / French / 105 min.

Photograph of the choreographer and dancer Helena de Laurens during the performance _jeanne_dark_. She is lying on the floor in a white room. In her right hand she holds a rig to which a smartphone with a ring light is attached. She stages herself for the camera. She has slipped a glove of armor over her left hand. She strokes her neck with it. The scene is lit with violet light.

“_ jeanne_dark_” is an Instagram performance par excellence – effectively filtered and highly entertaining. But the show by French director and author Marion Siéfert is also a strong piece of theatre: A hymn to self-promotion and onlooking, a reflexion on the dangers of social media’s hypernormative spaces. The performer Helena de Laurens embodies Jeanne, a rather conformist, seemingly harmless 16-year-old, who grows up in a thoroughly catholic home in a suburb of Orleans. She is not exactly popular and is frequently bullied. But as @_ jeanne_dark on Instagram, she begins to strike poses and to create her own characters. She plays and dances with her smartphone, settles outstanding scores, dresses up and tells stories. She cannot stop talking and is obviously having a ball.

The spectators can watch this metamorphosis on stage and on two video projections of the Instagram livestream – or as her followers on the platform itself. Right before our eyes, Jeanne fragments her personality into a thousand pieces – and reinvents herself bit by bit.


Concept, Direction, Text: Marion Siéfert / Aristic Cooperation, Choreography, Performance: Helena de Laurens / Artistic Cooperation: Matthieu Bareyre / Stage Design: Nadia Lauro / Lighting Design: Manon Lauriol / Sound: Johannes Van Bebber / Video: Antoine Briot / Baroque Harp: Babett Niclas / Costumes: Valentine Solé / Make-Up: Karin Westerlund / Vocal Training: Jean-Baptiste Veyret-Logerias / Technical Direction: Chloé Bouju / Video Direction: Jérémy Oury / Stage Management: Marine Brosse / Production management: Cécile Jeanson / Diffusion, administration (Ziferte Productions): Anne Pollock


  • Past
    German premiere
    Thu 22.9.2022, 19:00 / HAU2
    Fri 23.9.2022, 19:00 / HAU2
    Sat 24.9.2022, 19:00 / HAU2
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After the show on 23.9.: Artist talk / Moderation: Sophie Diesselhorst (Nachtkritik)


Production: Ziferte Productions & La Commune, CDN d’Aubervilliers. Co-production: Théâtre Olympia – CDN de Tours, Théâtre National de Bretagne – Rennes, La Rose des vents – Scène Nationale de Villeneuve d’Ascq, Festival d’Automne à Paris, CNDC Angers, L’Empreinte – scène nationale Brive-Tulle, CDN d’Orléans, TANDEM – scène nationale Arras-Douai, Théâtre Nouvelle Génération, CDN de Lyon, Le Maillon-Strasbourg, Kunstencentrum Vooruit-Gand, Théâtre Sorano – Toulouse, Théâtre de Liège. Thanks to: Zürcher Theater Spektakel for providing the announcement text by Anna Froelicher. With the kind support of Institut français and the French Ministry of Culture.


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