All Clouds And Sun

A terrific mix of the music from Alvin Curran and the theatre of Arne Sierens.

Inspired by the diaries of Joseph Goebbels, Mussolini, their numerous mistresses and the city novels ‘Querelle de Brest’ of Jean Genet and ‘Zazie dans le métro’ of Raymond Queneau, ALL CLOUDS AND SUN draws a ruthless portrait of a big city under pressure.

You get to know several inhabitants: the lovers Mathilde (soprano) and Vittorio a.k.a. Il Duce (tenor) who loose each other, and the wild girl Zazie, who dances with the bitter boy Franz…


music Alvin Curran (USA)

libretto & direction Arne Sierens (B)

choreography Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (B)

Mathilde (soprano) Salomé Kammer (D)

Vittoria (tenor) …

Zazie (dancer) Iona Kewney (UK)

Franz (dancer) Elie Tass (B)

piano, electronics, musical direction Daan Vandewalle (B)

percussion, electronics Chris Cutler (UK)

guitar, electronics Jean-Marc Montéra (F)

performers Circus Constance (B)

set design Guido Vrolix (B)

costume designer AF Vandervorst (B)

production Compagnie Cecilia

coproduction deSingel, Antwerp (B), Circuscentrum Flanders (B), PRPLX festival (B), Operadagen Rotterdam (NL), November Music, Den Bosch (NL)