Artist talk

    09/05  | 22:00

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After the performance on 9/05

The artistic crew of La Reprise - Histoire(s) du théâtre (I) enters into a discussion with Olivier Bailly, founding member of the magazine for investigative journalism Médor. With the piece as starting point, they discuss how theatre provokes changes in reality, when journalism enters the stage, documentary theatre and journalist fictions, …

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La Reprise - Histoire(s) du théâtre (I)

Milo Rau (artist), Olivier Bailly (founding member of Médor, magazine for investigative journalism)

Flore Herman & Laure Saupique

In collaboration with
Médor, Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

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Olivier Bailly is a freelance journalist based in Brussels. He works on social issues (migration, health, debt...) and collaborates with various media in Belgium and France. He received scholarships from the Fund for Journalism, SACD-SCAM (Brouillon de rêve) and the King Baudouin Foundation. In 2011 and 2013 he won the prize of the Press / Belfius (Belgium). He is also one of the founders of the quarterly magazine Médor, established in 2015, and member of its board of directors. He published three non-fiction books and three novels. He regularly gives workshops and journalistic courses in two schools for journalism (ISFSC and IHECS, Belgium).

Critics called him "the most influential" (DIE ZEIT), "most awarded" (Le Soir), "most interesting" (De Standaard) or "most ambitious" (The Guardian) artist of our time: The Swiss director and author Milo Rau (born 1977), artistic director of the NTGent beginning in the season 2018/19. Rau studied sociology, German and Romance languages and literature in Paris, Berlin and Zurich under Pierre Bourdieu and Tzvetan Todorov, among others. Since 2002, he has put out over 50 plays, films, books and actions. His productions have appeared at all of the major international festivals, including the Berlin Theatertreffen, the Festival d'Avignon, the Venice Biennale Teatro, the Wiener Festwochen and the Brussels Kunstenfestivaldesarts, and have toured more than 30 countries worldwide. Rau has received many honours, most recently the PeterWeiss-Prize 2017, the 3sat-Prize 2017, the 2017 Saarbrucken Poetry Lectureship for Drama and, in 2016, the prestigious World Theatre Day ITI Prize, as youngest artist ever after Frank Castorf and Pina Bausch. In 2017, Milo Rau was voted "Acting Director of the Year" in the critics' survey conducted by the Deutsche Bühne. Rau is also a television critic, lecturer and a very productive writer.

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