On achève bien les Chevaux

In 1935, American writer Horace McCoy depicted in "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" the grim spectacle of individuals plunged into poverty, compelled to dance to exhaustion for a few dollars to entertain a sensation-hungry public. After an initial film adaptation by Sydney Pollack in 1969, the dark novel has been taken on to collaboratively craft a new dance-theater form, bringing together forty-five dancers, actors, and musicians on stage.

Adaptation, direction, and choreography: Bruno Bouché, Clément Hervieu-Léger, Daniel San Pedro
Assistant director and dramaturgy: Aurélien Hamard-Padis
Set design: Aurélie Maestre, Bogna Grażyna Jaroslawski
Costumes: Caroline de Vivaise
Lighting: Alban Sauvé
Sound: Nicolas Lespagnol-Rizzi

Client: Opera National du Rhin
Date: 6. July 2023
Services: Stage Design