How can we bring human sciences issues into the realm of the sensory, the sonic, the corporeal and the material? How can we share aesthetic experiences that reflect different political and social issues?
Léa Drouet is a director living and working in Brussels since 2010. Her work takes different forms and flows between installation, theater and performance. She founded VAISSEAU in 2014, a production house that tries to adapt to already existing styles and formats and to those still to come. Despite the diversity of styles, a constant interest in certain questions is clearly perceptible. How can we transfer the problems of the human sciences into the world of sensitivity, of sound, of the body and of matter? How to share aesthetic experiences that reflect different political and social issues. As she is closely involved in the alternative music scene in Brussels, Léa often collaborates with a range of these musicians. She also likes to surround herself with artists who combine several disciplines. Her creations are 0& (2015), Mais au lieu du péril croît aussi ce qui sauve (2016), Squiggle, Boundary Games (2018), Les Hostilités pour l’Objet des mots (2019), Violences (2020). Since June 2020, Léa Drouet is the new artistic coordinator for theater of Atelier 210 in Brussels. Since 2021, she has been working in collaboration with the philosopher and playwright Camille Louis on an experimental school project (l’école expérimentale), which follows on from her new play, J’ai une épée (I have a sword), which will premiere in 2023 at the National Theater of Wallonia-Brussels as part of Kunstenfestivaldesarts.
J’ai une épée | 2023
The child becomes the primary threat to an entire civilisation, and to defy it, makes it the object of unconditional, even devouring love. But there is always a weapon in the monster’s jaws…
Violences | 2020
Alone on stage, Léa Drouet begins by following the journey of her grandmother, Mado, who as a young girl had to cross fields and roads to escape the Vél d’Hiv’ Roundup in 1942. From there, the director retraces the crossing of borders that today leads to other children losing their lives.
Boundary games | 2018
Boundary Games takes as its starting point our ability to distinguish one thing from another, to distinguish ourselves from one another, and explores the process involved in creating groups, looking for ways to reveal the relative nature of what sets them apart.