Art Happens

Festival d’Automne à Paris 22-23 & ART HAPPENS

After several years of being partners for the work of Trajal Harrell and Alice Ripoll, ART HAPPENS and Festival d’Automne à Paris have decided to take their collaboration to the next level and work together on the distribution of the work of international artists in Europe.

ART HAPPENS and Festival d’Automne à Paris together strengthen the European tours of international artists. For season 2022-2023, we are collaborating with Wichaya Artamat (Thailand) for the performance This Song Father Used to Sing (Three Days in May), Mariano Pensotti (Argentina) for Los Años and Alice Ripoll (Brazil) for LAVAGEM. Their creations are co-produced by Festival d’Automne and will be presented during their 51st edition.

Wichaya Artamat (Th)

This Song Father Used to Sing (Three Days in May)

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This Song Father Used to Sing (Three Days in May) by Thai theatre director Wichaya Artamat zooms in on a small kitchen space in Bangkok. Here a brother and sister live through three days in May, each time in a different calendar year. They commemorate their deceased father in a traditional Chinese ceremony. They cook, eat, chat and joke about nothing in particular. Their retiring nature contrasts with the captivating and often absurd conversations they engage in. Past, present and future blend subtly and are connected to the political context of the Thai metropolis. The play shows life as it is, without drawing a veil over its alienating character. The characters’ statements do not serve any logic and neither do they lead to a clear end.

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Mariano Pensotti (Ar)

Los Años

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In Los Años by Argentine theatre director Mariano Pensotti, we follow the story of architect Manuel at two points in his life: when he is 30 (in 2020) and when he is 60 (in 2050). In his younger years, Manuel films, somewhat accidentally, a child living alone in the slums of Buenos Aires who, in order to survive, has made up his own family. The documentary makes Manuel very famous in the art world. Thirty years later, Manuel goes looking for the child to see what has become of him and to make a new documentary. The journey will change his life and his idea of the future.

On stage are two actors who simultaneously portray the younger and older versions of Manuel in a duplicated scene. The performance asks a number of universal questions: What will happen to us, our cities and the people we know in 30 years’ time? What will be the future of children, especially those living in poverty? And if we knew what we will look like in the future, would we change anything about the present?

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Cia. REC – In LAVAGEM, reality and fantasy mingle in a delirium that reminds us of an apocalyptic dream. Using buckets, water and soap, this performance explores ambivalent images and takes a critical look at the act of cleaning and its scenic and historical unfolding. The elements used, create poetic images of exodus, crossroads, rituals, rebirth and resistance.
LAVAGEM presents an ancestral past full of struggles, but also with secrets of joy and merriment.

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DatePerformanceArtistCity CountryOrganisation/Venue
30.09.2022This Song Father Used to Sing (Three Days in May)Wichaya Artamat (th)Paris (fr)Festival d'Automne à Paris/Théâtre Paris-Villette
01.10.2022This Song Father Used to Sing (Three Days in May)Wichaya Artamat (th)Paris (fr)Festival d'Automne à Paris/Théâtre Paris-Villette
03.10.2022This Song Father Used to Sing (Three Days in May)Wichaya Artamat (th)Paris (fr)Festival d'Automne à Paris/Théâtre Paris-Villette
04.10.2022This Song Father Used to Sing (Three Days in May)Wichaya Artamat (th)Paris (fr)Festival d'Automne à Paris/Théâtre Paris-Villette
05.10.2022This Song Father Used to Sing (Three Days in May)Wichaya Artamat (th)Paris (fr)Festival d'Automne à Paris/Théâtre Paris-Villette
10.10.2022This Song Father Used to Sing (Three Days in May)Wichaya Artamat (th)Bordeaux (fr)Le FAB/La Scène nationale Carré-Colonnes
11.10.2022This Song Father Used to Sing (Three Days in May)Wichaya Artamat (th)Bordeaux (fr)Le FAB/La Scène nationale Carré-Colonnes
18.10.2022This Song Father Used to Sing (Three Days in May)Wichaya Artamat (th)Choisy-le-Roi (fr)Théâtre Cinéma de Choisy-le-Roi
20.10.2022This Song Father Used to Sing (Three Days in May)Wichaya Artamat (th)Toulouse (fr)Théâtre Garonne
21.10.2022This Song Father Used to Sing (Three Days in May)Wichaya Artamat (th)Toulouse (fr)Théâtre Garonne
22.10.2022This Song Father Used to Sing (Three Days in May)Wichaya Artamat (th)Toulouse (fr)Théâtre Garonne
26.11.2022Los AñosMariano Pensotti (ar)Girona (es)Temporada Alta
27.11.2022Los AñosMariano Pensotti (ar)Girona (es)Temporada Alta
01.12.2022Los AñosMariano Pensotti (ar)Montbéliard (fr)MA Scène Nationale
07.12.2022Los AñosMariano Pensotti (ar)Strasbourg (fr)Le Maillon
08.12.2022Los AñosMariano Pensotti (ar)Strasbourg (fr)Le Maillon
09.12.2022Los AñosMariano Pensotti (ar)Strasbourg (fr)Le Maillon
13.12.2022Los AñosMariano Pensotti (ar)Nanterre (fr)Festival d'Automne à Paris/Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers
14.12.2022Los AñosMariano Pensotti (ar)Nanterre (fr)Festival d'Automne à Paris/Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers
16.12.2022Los AñosMariano Pensotti (ar)Nanterre (fr)Festival d'Automne à Paris/Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers
17.12.2022Los AñosMariano Pensotti (ar)Nanterre (fr)Festival d'Automne à Paris/Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers
18.12.2022Los AñosMariano Pensotti (ar)Nanterre (fr)Festival d'Automne à Paris/Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers
29.09.2022This Song Father Used to Sing (Three Days in May)Wichaya Artamat (th)Paris (fr)Festival d'Automne à Paris/Théâtre Paris-Villette
28.09.2022This Song Father Used to Sing (Three Days in May)Wichaya Artamat (th)Paris (fr)Festival d'Automne à Paris/Théâtre Paris-Villette
11.09.2022This Song Father Used to Sing (Three Days in May)Wichaya Artamat (th)Marseille (fr)Actoral
09.09.2022This Song Father Used to Sing (Three Days in May)Wichaya Artamat (th)Marseille (fr)Actoral
04.09.2022This Song Father Used to Sing (Three Days in May)Wichaya Artamat (th)Zurich (ch)Zürcher Theater Spektakel
03.09.2022This Song Father Used to Sing (Three Days in May)Wichaya Artamat (th)Zurich (ch)Zürcher Theater Spektakel
02.09.2022This Song Father Used to Sing (Three Days in May)Wichaya Artamat (th)Zurich (ch)Zürcher Theater Spektakel
31.08.2022This Song Father Used to Sing (Three Days in May)Wichaya Artamat (th)Basel (ch)Theaterfestival Basel
30.08.2022This Song Father Used to Sing (Three Days in May)Wichaya Artamat (th)Basel (ch)Theaterfestival Basel
25.08.2022This Song Father Used to Sing (Three Days in May)Wichaya Artamat (th)Groningen (nl)Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival
24.08.2022This Song Father Used to Sing (Three Days in May)Wichaya Artamat (th)Groningen (nl)Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival
23.08.2022This Song Father Used to Sing (Three Days in May)Wichaya Artamat (th)Groningen (nl)Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival
19.08.2022This Song Father Used to Sing (Three Days in May)Wichaya Artamat (th)Ljubljana (si)Bunker