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Une Traversée

Premiere scheduled for 9 March 2025 at Théâtre de Liège, Belgium

Une Traversée

A performance by Compagnie Belova-Iacobelli
Freely inspired by ‘Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There’ by Lewis Carroll

A child plays with a small kitten in the ruins of her house while the adults are preparing to leave. A broken mirror, burned chess pieces, a rattle, a deck chair, a torn cushion, a shawl, scattered knitting needles – all part of the great game that awaits in the world beyond the mirror. The child’s journey will take her to a land where everything is upside down. Where the future is a thing you can remember. Where you can run away from home, but keep coming across it. Where you can send yourself by post if you don’t have a train ticket. Where running as fast as you can will leave you standing still. Where you can lose your name in the forgotten forest, only to find it again when you come back into the light. Where you can fight a war for a rattle (and finish in time for tea), become a Queen and throw your guests off their feet by pulling out the tablecloth at your coronation, or shake the Red King and turn him into a kitten.

But in the end… who is dreaming who?

It is a show about a child who plays her way through disaster. In her story, reality is stripped to the bone. By the absurd logic of fantasy, the origins of language are swept aside, words themselves are turned on their head, and the manipulation of discourse is countered, losing its power.

Cast & Credits

Direction and dramaturgy: Natacha Belova and Tita Iacobelli
Puppet design: Natacha Belova
Performers: Marta Pereira, Tita Iacobelli, and a third performer (casting in progress) 
Set design: Aurélie Borremans
Puppets: Marta Pereira
Sound design: Simón González
Costumes: Jackye Fauconnier
Choreography /Outside eye: Nicole Mossoux
Lighting: Aurélie Perret
Assistant direction: Elise Reculeau
Production: Thérèse Coriou and Charlotte Evrard
Sound and light technician: Franco Peñaloza Soto
Production: Compagnie Belova-Iacobelli

Production Compagnie Balova-Iacobelli, DC&J Création, with the support of Tax Shelter of Federal Gouvernement of Belgium and Inver Tax Shelter

Coproduction Théâtre de Liège, Atelier Théâtre Jean Vilar – Louvain-la-Neuve, Théâtre les Tanneurs, Maison de la Culture de Tournai, Théâtre de la Cité & Marionnettissimo – Toulouse, Théâtre Antoine Vitez – Scène d’Ivry, Festival Casteliers – MIAM – Montréal, Centre National de la Marionnette – Le Sablier, Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes de Charleville Mézières, Biennale Internationale des Arts de la Marionnette – Paris – with the support of Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles.


Upcoming Dates
9-15 March : Théâtre de Liège, Liège (Belgium)
10-21 March : Maison de la Culture de Tournai, Tournai (Belgium)
25 March – 5 April : Théâtre les Tanneurs, Bruxelles (Belgium)
9-17 April : Atelier Théâtre Jean Vilar, Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium)
May 2025 : Théâtre Antoine Vitez, Ivry-sur-Seine (France)



Compagnie Belova - Iacobelli




Avec l'aide de
Wallonie-Bruxelles Théâtre Danse
Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles Arts de la scène