Dimanche received two Maeterlinck Awards in Belgium in 2020: “Best Show Award” and “Best Artistic and Technical Creation Award”.

Sometime in the near future… Humanity has failed to adapt to the new ecological reality. It is officially the end of the world as we know it. In their small city house, a family is about to spend their Sunday together. Amidst the climatic chaos, they absurdly attempt to maintain their family traditions. Meanwhile, three wildlife reporters are doing their best to document Earth’s last living species. Between dreamlike fiction and factual reality, Dimanche paints a witty and tender portrait of humanity overcome by the uncontrollable forces of nature, observing the absurdity of keeping up appearances amidst an ecological collapse.

The Focus company and the Chaliwaté company came together for collective writing in 2016. They have long been closely following the work of their respective companies, and it became evident to them that they had a similar approach, a shared taste for unusual, visual, artisanal, and poetic forms of theater. They pooled their tools in the service of a writing style that blends gestural theater, object theater, puppetry, acting, and video, meticulously working to create a unique, visual, and poetic language that draws its inspiration from the ordinary to attempt to touch upon the universal.

Show Times



  • Julie Tenret
  • Sicaire Durieux
  • Sandrine Heyraud
  • Or :
  • Thomas Dechaufour, Denis Robert, Shantala Pèpe, Christine Heyraud, Julie Dacquin ou Sophie Leso


  • Written and Directed by Julie Tenret, Sicaire Durieux, Sandrine Heyraud
  • Dramaturgy Alana Osbourne
  • Puppets Joachim Jannin (WAW Studio!) and Jean-Raymond Brassinne
  • Puppet creators’ assistants Emmanuel Chessa, Aurélie Deloche, Gaëlle Marras
  • Scenography Zoé Tenret
  • Stage Set Construction Zoé Tenret, Bruno Mortaignie (LS Diffusion), Sébastien Boucherit, Sébastien Munck
  • Lights Guillaume Toussaint Fromentin
  • Sound Brice Cannavo
  • Video and photography Tristan Galand
  • 1st AC Alexandre Cabanne
  • Key Grip Hatuey Suarez
  • Underwater filming Alexandra Brixy
  • Video shoot Tom Gineyts
  • Video Post-Production Paul Jadoul
  • Sound (Video) Jeff Levillain (Studio Chocolat-noisette) and Roland Voglaire (Boxon Studio)
  • Costume assistance Fanny Boizard
  • General Stage Management Léonard Clarys with Isabelle Derr, Hugues Girard, Nicolas Ghion, David Alonso Morillo, Charlotte Persoons or Liane Van De Putte

  • A performance by the companies Focus and Chaliwaté
  • In co-production with Le Théâtre les Tanneurs, Le Théâtre de Namur, La Maison de la Culture de Tournai/Maison de la Création, Le Sablier - IFS (France), Arts and Ideas New Haven (USA), Adelaide Festival (Australia), Auckland Arts Festival (NZ), Théâtre Victor Hugo de Bagneux, Scène des Arts du Geste/EPT Vallée Sud Grand Paris and the Coop ASBL
  • With the support of La Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles - Service du cirque, des Arts Forains et de la Rue et de la Loterie Nationale, De Wallonie Bruxelles International (WBI), De La Bourse du CAPT, de la Commission Communautaire Française, De Shelterprod, Du, Ing and Du Tax-Shelter du Gouvernement Fédéral Belge
  • With thanks to Escale Du Nord - Centre Culturel D’Anderlecht, Centre de la Marionnette de Tornai, La Roseraie, Latitude 50 - Pôles des Arts Du Cirque et de la Rue, Espace Catastrophe, Centre Culturel Jacques Franck, Maison de la Culture Famenne-Ardennes, Centre Culturel D’Eupen, La Vénerie, Le Centre Culturel de Braine L’Alleud, Le Royal Festival de Spa, Le Théâtre Marni, L’Escaut, Bronks, AD LIB Diffusion, AD LIB Production: Résidences au Libitum, LookIN’out and Le Festival XS
A presentation by
WKND 91.9 FM BLVD 102.1
Public Programming Partners
Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec Ville de Québec Conseil des arts du Canada Canada

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