first performed 2003


Itinéraire sans fond(s) originally sprang from a desire to address the notion of exodus as a social phenomenon, to look at the idea of man when faced with his own psychological and physical uprooting and explore its nature, to pose fundamental questions about otherness and identity…. as well as underlining the human being’s prodigious aptitude for life.

In a remote place, with a couple of bare light bulbs, ten or so cans of food lie in the dimness. There, ten people with moonlike faces are all doing their very best to tell their own stories with the help of a few objects that they carry with them in shoeboxes, the only remaining vestiges of a lost era. We are elsewhere and everywhere at the same time. You will barely ever find out what they are escaping from, and maybe you won’t even understand as their reasons are so different and their experiences so disparate. But you will find yourself knee-deep in the middle of what they are living right at that moment, bringing with you your own doubts and illusions. Because throughout the performance, whether you like it or not, you are part of the journey.


a show by Barthélemy Bompard | written by Barthélemy Bompard & Sandrine Roche | artistic direction Barthélemy Bompard |objective eye Hervé Lebeau | created and performed by Eric Blouet, Thérèse Bosc, Barthélemy Bompard, Jean-Pierre Charron, Stéphane Civet, Céline Damiron, Marie-Pascale Grenier, Gabriel Levasseur, Cyril Levi-Provençal, Dominique Moysan, Judith Thiébaut |sound work Gabriel Levasseur | set designer Dominique Moysan |costume designer Marie-Cécile Winling |technical production David Antore & Djamel Djerboua |our thanks to Marie Vayssière for her invaluable help

Arts promotion and financial aids

Arts promotion and financial aids Abattoir de Chalon-sur-Saône, AFAA, Amiens Métropole – Le Hangar, Association Beaumarchais, Atelier 231 – Sotteville-lès-Rouen, D.M.D.T.S., Centre Culturel français de Belgrade, Centre Culturel français de Skopje, Culture Commune – scène nationale de Loos-en-Gohelle, Festival international de théâtre de rue d’Aurillac, Les Pronomade(s) en Haute-Garonne, Lieux publics – Centre National de Création des Arts de la Rue, Scène nationale d’Annecy, Service de Coopération et d’Action Culturelle de Tirana.



Video of “Itinéraire sans fond(s)” – 13’55
2014 – Adicom