Tue, Sep 17 at 7pm
Wed, Sep 18 at 7pm
Tue, Sep 17 with Fanny de Chaillé and Guillaume Bailliart
No late seating allowed
of Science and Art
Frederick P. Rose Auditorium
41 Cooper Square
“[De Chaillé] is a young
woman standing at the border
of many art forms. She has
tested their porosity."
— Le Figaro
French philosopher and historian Michel Foucault (1926–1984) is one of the most influential and controversial thinkers of the 20th-century.
Artist Fanny de Chaillé employs theater to restage one of Foucault’s most famous lectures, L’Ordre du discours (The Order of Discourse). She at once re-imagines this historical moment, which was never recorded, and continues Foucault’s investigation into the power inherent in words.
In her return to Crossing the Line Festival, de Chaillé presents this performative experiment within a college auditorium and simultaneously within the context of contemporary American politics.
Based on the work of Michel Foucault, L'Ordre du discours © Editions Gallimard.
In French with English supertitles
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A project of Fanny de Chaillé
With Guillaume Bailliart
Text: L’Ordre du discours of Michel Foucault, © Editions Gallimard
General stage management: Manuel Coursin or Willy Cessa
Production/Distribution: Isabelle Ellul
Communication: Jeanne Dantin
Co-production: Malraux scène nationale Chambéry Savoie, Bonlieu scène nationale Annecy, Théâtre Saint-Gervais, Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne, Festival d’Automne à Paris.
The Disorder of Discourse is supported by PEPS Plateforme Européenne de Production Scénique Annecy-Chambéry-Genève-Lausanne as part of the Programme Européen de coopération transfrontalière Interreg France-Suisse 2014-2020
With the support of the Comédie de Clermont-Ferrand scène nationale, and Centre National de la Danse, Pantin and Lyon
Thanks to André Scala, Antoine Muller, l’ENDROIT Chambéry, Université Lumière Lyon 2 and the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon
The Disorder of Discourse is supported by the French Ministry of Culture, DRAC Auvergne Rhône-Alpes and is recognized as a “compagnie Auvergne Rhône-Alpes” by the Region, and receives touring support from the Institut Français (Paris).
Fanny de Chaillé is an associated artist of Malraux scène nationale Chambéry Savoie and CND Lyon
The Disorder of Discourse is supported by FUSED (French US Exchange in Dance), a program developed by FACE Foundation and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States with the support of the Florence Gould Foundation, The Ford Foundation, Institut français-Paris, The French Ministry of Culture, and other private donors.
Photos © Marc Domage