January 29th-March 1st and April 7th-May 3rd 2015 / new creation / Odéon 6e
in French

Ivanov

by Anton Chekhov directed by Luc Bondy

Marcel Bozonnet, Christiane Cohendy, Victoire Du Bois, Ariel Garcia Valdes, Laurent Grévill, Marina Hands, Coco Koënig, Yannik Landrein, Roch Leibovici, Micha Lescot, Quentin Laugier, Chantal Neuwirth, Nicolas Peduzzi, Missia Piccoli, Antoine Quintard, Dimitri Radochévitch, Fred Ulysse, Marie Vialle, and, alternating, the musicians : Philippe Borecek (accordion) - Philippe Arestan (violin) and Sven Riondet (accordion) - Alain Petit (violin)

Length

3 h 20 (with an interval)

Venue

Odéon 6e

Prices

from 6€ to 38€

representations from 2015/01/29 to 03/01 : booking opens 2014/12/10. Representations from 04/07 to 05/03 : booking opens 01/28.

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Each of the acts in IVANOV ends with a bang: the decision by Anna Petrovna (who is sick) to go find her husband Ivanov at the party that Lebedev is throwing for his daughter Sacha ; her unexpected arrival at the precise moment that Ivanov and Sacha are locked in embrace ; finally, the horror-of-horror’s scene where Ivanov, harassed and overwhelmed, insults his wife and then announces to her that she is going to die soon.  A year after the poor woman’s funeral, the play ends with Ivanov’s suicide, which he commits the same day he is supposed to be getting remarried.  With IVANOV, Luc Bondy has staged what he believes to be the essence of modern theater and he quotes, in order to show the way, a letter from Chekhov to his editor Souvorin : «Deception, apathy, nerve-wracked fragility and fatigue are the inevitable consequence of an exaltation too heavy to bear.  And yet, this exaltation, to the highest degree, intimately belongs to our youth.  Seize literature, seize the present.»

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In Pictures

  • Ivanov | Micha Lescot, photo de répétition © Thierry Depagne

    Micha Lescot, photo de répétition © Thierry Depagne

  • Ivanov | Luc Bondy et Victoire Du Bois, photo de répétition © Thierry Depagne

    Luc Bondy et Victoire Du Bois, photo de répétition © Thierry Depagne

  • Ivanov | Marina Hands et Ariel Garcia Valdes, photo de répétition © Thierry Depagne

    Marina Hands et Ariel Garcia Valdes, photo de répétition © Thierry Depagne

  • Ivanov | Photo de répétition © Thierry Depagne

    Photo de répétition © Thierry Depagne

  • Ivanov | Chantal Neuwirth, photo de répétition © Thierry Depagne

    Chantal Neuwirth, photo de répétition © Thierry Depagne

  • Ivanov | Marie Vialle et Ariel Garcia Valdes, photo de répétition © Thierry Depagne

    Marie Vialle et Ariel Garcia Valdes, photo de répétition © Thierry Depagne

  • Ivanov | Micha Lescot, photo de répétition © Thierry Depagne

    Micha Lescot, photo de répétition © Thierry Depagne

  • Ivanov | Victoire Du Bois et Micha Lescot, photo de répétition © Thierry Depagne

    Victoire Du Bois et Micha Lescot, photo de répétition © Thierry Depagne

  • Ivanov | Micha Lescot et Marina Hands, photo de répétition © Thierry Depagne

    Micha Lescot et Marina Hands, photo de répétition © Thierry Depagne