Pourvu qu’on ait l’ivresse
Concept and Staging
Latifa Laâbissi and Nadia Lauro
“Love is the main thing, what matters the mistress?
What matters the flask, as long as we get drunk!“
Alfred de Musset
Pourvu qu’on ait l’ivresse (As long as we get drunk) is a “dramatic act”, an open narrative where excess rubs shoulders with monstrosity; where beauty, the sublime and the terrifying all meet. A space where the performers continually experiment with playing styles, and recycle and reproduce stage images. Nadia Lauro has been designing for performer / choreographer Latifa Laâbissi’s shows since 2006, developing powerful stage sets she calls “vision machines”. The two artists combine their creative worlds in this new show “to open the space to the action and the action to the space.” The narratives they weave are dramatically supported by film music, which appears as a veritable character in the action. With the participation of five actors from the Roubaix-based company l’Oiseau‑Mouche (a non-profit giving drama training to mentally disabled adults). Pourvu qu’on ait l’ivresse takes up Alfred de Musset’s cue and becomes the ultimate ritual dance: the one that counts because of its implacable determination to happen.