Faux départ | False start

Faux départ | False start

A race, a flight, a fugue…
Performance with 4 actors

Four actors are arranged in a single straight line, seeking the best position to take off from the starting blocks. In terms of its form, the project is inspired by the art of the fugue, a musical composition based on counterpoint, creating an analogy between the musical motif and the figure of the athlete taking his or her feet off the starting block. Faced with the Promethean dream and the sanctification of victory – with its notions of competition, speed, performance and success whatever the cost that are so representative of our time – “False Start” explores our relationship with failure as much as with the momentum to transcend ourselves.


Director: Ingrid von Wantoch Rekowski
Assistant: Manolo Sellati
Actors: Jeanne Dailler, Pierre Gervais/Johannes Vanbinnebeek, Ninon Perez, Laurent Staudt
Costumes: Regine Becker
Sound: Thomas Turine, Renaud Carton
Lighting: Jan Maertens

Production: Lucilia Caesar, NEST – CDN transfrontalier de Thionville-Grand Est, Théâtre National Bruxelles

Supported by: Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, service du Théâtre and Bea Diallo, Deputy of Ixelles and Member of Parliament for Brussels and the French Community; Golazo Belgium

2020 - Fringe Edinburgh Summerhall - UK - Postponed
2019 - Festival XS, Théâtre National, Brussels - BE
2019 - Festival XS, Théâtre National, Brussels - BE
2018 - Théâtre Thionville - FR
2018 - Esplanade Solidarność 1980, Brussels - BE
  • Theatre
  • Performance
  • Lucilia Caesar