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Cie Focus & Cie Chaliwaté (Belgium)
©Virginie Meigné
Past event
Dates and Schedules

26 to 28 May
Friday and Saurday, 8 PM; Sunday, 5:30 PM


Sala Luis Miguel Cintra




€12 to €15 with discounts (Covered by the Culture Pass - available only at the Theater ticket office)

Age Restriction





An apocalyptic show with objects, hyper-realistic puppets, actors and video, full of humor, about human beings surprised by the uncontrollable forces of nature. It’s incredible and one of the highlights of the FIMFA Lx23!
Dimanche portrays a humanity that is totally out of tune with its time, caught up in the chaos of climate change, in an unusual creation, to tell us a modern fable, on the edge of dream and reality, about global warming and disappearance of species.
A family prepares to spend Sunday at home, a family tradition. Despite the shaking walls and the storm that seems to be just starting, life goes on and nothing can disturb your Sunday… not even a heat wave or a deluge! Around them, everything changes and crumbles, but even if the furniture melts or the roof blows off, in the chaos of an ecological collapse, we observe how human beings always find an ingenious way to preserve their daily rituals, going to extremes. absurdities to preserve your daily comfort.
At the same time, we follow the hilarious adventures of a team of wildlife reporters who travel the world in the preparation of a documentary about the last species of animals to inhabit planet Earth.
The visual and unique environment of Dimanche reminds us of the imaginary of Wes Anderson films, full of surprises and humour. The companies Focus and Chaliwaté have teamed up to write and create a surprising and moving show about the climate emergency. Fun and tragic, just like our world. Absolutely not to be missed!



-Two Prix Maeterlinck de la Critique 2020 – Best Show and Best Artistic and Technical Creation.
-In 2018, Focus & Chaliwaté companies performed Backup at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, a smaller version of Dimanche, which received the Total Theater Award.


Cie Focus – Julie Tenret graduated from INSAS – Institut Supérieur des Arts in Brussels. In 2009, she participated in the Squattages poétiques at Cie Gare Centrale and created Fragile with Isabelle Darras, a show with actors, objects and puppets, directed by Agnès Limbos. Fragile received a special mention for its sensitivity, strength and commitment at the Rencontres de Théâtre Jeune Public de Huy in 2009, and ran for around 250 performances.
In 2011, together with Isabelle Darras, she founded the company Night Shop Théâtre. She created the show Silence in 2013, which received the Prix de la Ministre de la jeunesse and the Coup de foudre de la presse at the Rencontres de Théâtre Jeune Public de Huy 2013. It was presented at the Théâtre des Doms, during the 2014 Avignon Festival, and received the Prix de la Critique Jeune Public in 2015. Silence has been performed over 350 times.
Cie Chaliwaté – Created in 2005 by Sicaire Durieux and Sandrine Heyraud, the company Chaliwaté has performed over 600 times in around twenty countries around the world. The company’s artistic work is characterized by different ways of approaching the art of mime, to create physical and visual spectacles.
Their first show Joséphina was created in 2009. It won several awards in Canada, Mexico and Spain and was nominated for the Maeterlinck Prize, in 2013, in the “Revelation” category.
In 2011, the show Îlo, aimed at young audiences, was presented at the Rencontres Jeune Public de Huy, in Belgium, where it received several awards. It was selected to be presented at the Théâtre des Doms, at the 2012 Festival de Avignon, and soon after it starts its national and international tour. Îlo had more than 350 performances. The company’s latest creation, Jetlag, was included in the Belgian Asspropro program and had around 80 performances, in addition to being nominated for the Prix Maeterlinck, in the category of Best Circus Show.

Cast and Creative

creation and staging Julie Tenret, Sicaire Durieux, Sandrine Heyraud Interpretation Julie Tenret, Sicaire Durieux, Sandrine Heyraud / Thomas Dechaufour, Shantala Pèpe, Christine Heyraud / Julie Dacquin puppets Waw! Studios / Joachim Jannin and Jean-Raymond Brassinne Assistance in building puppets Emmanuel Chessa, Aurélie Deloche, Gaëlle Marras scenography Zoé Tenret scenography Construction Zoe Tenret, Bruno Mortaignie (LS Diffusion), Sebastien Boucherit, Sebastien Munck outside look Alana Osbourne light design Guillaume Toussaint Fromentin Sound design Brice Cannavo Video and photography direction Tristan Galand costumes Fanny Boizard technical direction Leonard Clarys photography Virginie Meigné, Alice Piemme co-production Le Théâtre les Tanneurs, Le Théâtre de Namur, La Maison de la Culture de Tournai/Maison de la Création, Le Sablier – IFS (FR), Arts and Ideas New Haven (EUA), Adelaide Festival (AU), Auckland Arts Festival (NZ), Théâtre Victor Hugo de Bagneux, Scène des Arts du Geste / EPT Vallée Sud Grand Paris e La Coop ASBL delegated production Le Théâtre Les Tanneurs Associated production Le Théâtre de Namur, La Maison de la Culture de Tournai/Maison de la Création Support Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles – Service du Cirque, des Arts Forains et de la Rue et de la Loterie Nationale, Wallonie Bruxelles International (WBI), Bourse du CAPT, Commission Communautaire Française, Shelterprod, Taxshelter.be, Ing et du Tax-Shelter du gouvernement fédéral belge Com a ajuda de: Escale du Nord – Centre Culturel d’Anderlecht, Centre de la Marionnette de Tournai, LaRoseraie, Latitude50 – Pôle des Arts du Cirque et de la Rue, Espace Catastrophe, Centre Culturel Jacques Franck, Maison de la Culture Famenne-Ardennes, Centre Culturel d’Eupen, LaVénerie, Le Centre Culturel de Braine l’Alleud, Le Royal Festival de Spa, Le Théâtre Marni, L’Escaut, Bronks, AD LIB Diffusion, AD LIB Production: Résidences au Libitum, LookIN’out, Festival XS Technique Theater of objects, puppets


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