The Stranger


"My mother died today. So did her youth in Algeria where she may have been happy. With The Stranger, as with Meursault, I find myself immersed in the same incomprehensible, unbearable reality and the same need to describe these absurd feelings." Jean-Claude Gallotta
Albert Camus was the conscience of a whole population emerging from war and became one of the leaders of his generation, disconcerting some along the way, as he was not the pure spirit that his most ardent supporters might have wanted him to be. He was a child of the sea, light and sun, for whom sensuality was a source of happiness, an antidote to absurdity, a feeling that is born from the confrontation between the human call and the unreasonable silence of our world.

Jean-Claude Gallotta’s stage and Camus’s page are two beaches which strive under a single light ; the choreography and the novel move forward together at the pace of the clash between our instinct for life and for death. The choreographer will echo the writer’s “blank writing” with a form of dance which might also have been called “blank” at its inception in that it managed to invent a genre from which all stylistic ornamentation has been stripped.


Contemporary dance and literature enjoy talking to one another.


Running time : 60 mins


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Choreography : Jean-Claude Gallotta
Choreography assistant : Mathilde Altaraz
Dramaturg : Claude-Henri Buffard
Music : Strigall
Light : Dominique Zape
Dancers : Ximena Figueroa, Thierry Verger, Béatrice Warrand

Production : Groupe Émile Dubois / Compagnie Jean-Claude Gallotta

Coproduction : Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble, Théâtre de la Ville - Les Abbesses - Paris

With support from MC2: Grenoble