Jonathan Capdevielle spent his teenage years learning to imitate pop icons and singing the greatest hits from 1980s pop culture – especially those by Madonna.
Adishatz / Adieu is his self-portrait; a collection of songs that wanders between real life and fantasy. As his performance moves between music and conversation, he conjures up memories of his childhood and a past that continues to inform his shifting identity.
On a journey to capture as closely as possible the personas of others, Capdevielle strives to discover the most truthful version of himself. Sung a cappella and featuring a male choir, Adishatz / Adieu is a powerful study of the vulnerability of adolescence.
Created and Performed by Jonathan Capdevielle
Lighting Design: Patrick Riou
Choir: ECUME university choral group of Montpellier
Musical Direction: Sylvie Golgevit
Executive Production: Bureau Cassiopée
Co-production: Centre Chorégraphique National de Montpellier Languedoc Roussillon dans le cadre de domaines, Centre Chorégraphique National de Franche-Comté à Belfort dans le cadre de l’accueil-studio and BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergen
“A larger-than-life solo show where Capdevielle confronts a massive and empty stage for a medley of disco and baroque music, brightening the corners with a collection of hits by Madonna and Francis Cabrel.”Les Inrockuptibles
There will be a post show discussion with Jonathan Capdevielle following the performance on 1 October.
Performed in English and French, with English surtitles.
Contains strong language and material which some may find disturbing.
Duration: 50 mins (no interval).