Parlement is a solo piece for an actress composed using the Encyclopédie de la parole’s collection of recordings. These recordings led to a particular form of theater writing that did not imply editing and composing texts, but rather sounds. By sending a hundred or so voices through a single body—that of Emmanuelle Lafon—Parlement produces a poetic and transformative discourse marked by the diversity of human speech. Created in 2009, Parlement is the first performance of Encyclopédie de la parole.

Conception Encyclopédie de la parole
Composition and direction Joris Lacoste
Collaboration Frédéric Danos et Grégory Castéra
Cast Emmanuelle Lafon
Sound design Kerwin Rolland et Andrea Agostini
Sound and tour manager Stephane Leclerq
Production and administration during the creation Marc Pérennès
Administration Edwige Dousset
Length 1h

Production Échelle 1:1
Co-production Fondation Cartier et Parc de La Villette (the first version of Parlement has been produced by les Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers en janvier 2009).
Thanks to TNT de Bordeaux et Performing Arts Forum.

Creation Soirées Nomades, Fondation Cartier, June 6th, 2009

Distribution and tours : Garance Crouillere +33 6 51 14 62 68 -

Photo credit Huma Rosentalski