III International Monodrama Festival THESPIS
2 - 9 March, 2003, Kiel / Germany
symposium and workshop



Dorian Rossel – Switzerland/France In 1956, as a 59 year-old man, Louis Aragon remembered an experience from the WWI. As a young soldier, he marched through a cemetery and found his own name on a hastily erected white cross on a new grave. This episode initiated the poems cycle LA GUERRE ET CE QUI S'EN SUIVIT. Dorian Rossel, a young Swiss actor presents a fascinating poetic performance based on Louis Aragon's war poetry. Among dozens of candles burning in the memory of fallen soldiers, he tells us about the grandeur of life, severe truth of death, cruelty of war and lost expectations. His approach to these universal themes is very personal, moderate and honest, deprived of false emotions.

Duration: 50 minutes

Language: French

Thursday, 06.03., 20.30 and Friday, 07.03., 20.30,
FLANDERNBUNKER, Hindenburgufer/am Marinehafen