Gimme Shelter 15+

Violaine Fimbel / Co-producers Compagnie Yôkaï, Charleville-Mezieres, Le Manège - Scène Nationale, Studio Césaré - CNC / 70 min

Are there places where you can feel safe today? Are there any shelters? The performance questions our relationship with the outside world today.  One of the prisms is the social phenomenon hikikomori, that is voluntary social isolation. The phenomenon originated in Japan but is spreading elsewhere. It is about a person’s fear of the outside world, which causes him or her to withdraw indoors and to break contact with the outside world for longer periods. The performance is framed by an atmosphere of ecological catastrophe, the characters in the performance refuse to leave their shelter, and they rely on being safe indoors. Outside, however, are survivors - "lost children" who are threatened by the polluted environment. Who can escape the dark future and how?


Gimme Shelter
Gimme Shelter
Gimme Shelter
Gimme Shelter
Gimme Shelter
Gimme Shelter

Crew and cast

Author of the concept and director Violaine Fimbel

Actors Morgane Aimerie-Robin and Quentin Cabocel

Script assistant Chloée Sanchez

Puppet technologist Marjan Kunaver

Choreography consultant Jérôme Brabant

Ventriloquism expert Michel Dejeneffe

Magical effects expert Arturo Fuenzalida 

Lighting designer Tony Guérin

Set, costume and puppet designers Marianne Durand, Violaine Fimbel, Marie Guillot, Marjan Kunaver, Bérengère Naulot, Valéran Sabourin, Edward Baggs and Evandro Serodio

Sound engineers Marianne Durand and Nicolas Poix

Video Sylvain Vallas

Photographer Violaine Fimbel

Premiere — 21. September 2019