Les promises is an artistic collaboration between six teenage women living in the northern districts of Marseille, artists, educators and anthropologists.

The performers are expressing themselves on subjects that are close to their hearts through their imagination and history. Themes they wish to explore are being recreated like their view on their environment and the myths they build in order to exist.

The teenage girls use parody, memes and self-irony to create a space of complicity and empathy. Their testimonies and allegories turn out to be activators of an anthropo-poetry, transforming intimate social realities into scenic events.

Performers / Co-authors: Rachel Houmadi, Fatima Khadissova, Ilhem Mechentel, Amira Njahi, Minane Ould Ibbat, Djenna Sekarna

Concept / Realisation: Marion Zurbach in collaboration with the performers
Film director: Giulia Angrisani
Film editor / Assistant director: Mattia Petullà
Composer/ sound designer: Giorgio Gristina
Dramaturge and set design: Arthur Eskenazi
Costumes and set design production: Silvia Romanelli
Artistic assistant: Vittorio Bertolli
Light designer: Julien Fresnois
Educators: Mohammed Kassouri, Ridha AATI, Claude Marais
Cultural mediator: Nadja Fichter
Structures: ADDAP13 / SALC / Centre social del Rio
Production management: Martina Langmann
Diffusion: Les productions de la Seine, Florence Francisco and Gabrielle Baille

Duration: 1 hour Language: French Subtitles: English

Thanks to the support of: Kultur Stadt Bern, SWISSLOS-Kultur Kanton Bern, PRAIRIE Migros-Kulturprozent, Stanley Thomas Johnson Stiftung, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Burgergemeinde Bern, SIS, HMSL, Stiftung Anne-Marie Schindler

Special thanks to: Mars Masala for the choreographic support, Marie-Agnès Fontaine, Jacques Vialle, Thierry Couderc, Clothilde Bertrand, Centre social de l'Estaque, Fabrizio Terranova, Eva Baudry, Kathrin Walde, Fabletics, the families and friends.