The Compagnie Paulette Godart was 2017’s Curieuse Résidente. This young Liege-based theatre company spent the twelve months of its residency professionalising its association, performing in-depth research on its second project, Pépi, and investing in the programme of the 13th Voix De Femmes Festival.
Its Curieuse Résience
For two weeks, at La Halte and then at the Corridor, the Compagnie Paulette Godart did a paid and funded research residency about Pépi, its new theatre project. This residency helped launch the first phase of this work, performed twice during the 13th Voix De Femmes Festival in front of the festival’s audience and many industry professionals.
During the festival, the Curieuse Résidencewas also a carte blanche. The Compagnie Paulette Godart put together a multi-disciplinary “comparison” programme on the working steps of Pépi. The first was a plunge into imaginary worlds with youth author and illustrator, Kitty Crowther, the second Artistic and thematic encounter organised together with L'autre "Lieu" which made it possible to question, together, the ties between mental health and society.
Furthermore, Voix De Femmes accompanied the Compagnie in the creating a press kit for its shows, finding potential partners and preparing funding applications.
Compagnie Paulette Godart
The Compagnie Paulette Godartis a young theatre project created by Liege-based artists Catherine Wilkin and Lara Persain. With 20 years’ experience in the field of performing arts on top of their research on theatre as a tool for speaking out and emancipation in environments considered ‘fragile’, they founded their company in 2014. There, they worked on a unique artistic project, which explored the human’s place in contemporary society: their research aims to explore the contradictions at work in the notion of adaptation and questioning the reasons for the marginalisation and isolation of some. Their pens gave birth to beings in precarious situations, on the edge of the waymarked world, carriers of a certain “state of the world”. Questioning the world in the face of certain crucial choices, they are on a quest for meaning and finding their place in society.