A myth of the past that becomes a feminist message for the present

National Premiere

Mélina Martin

by and with Mélina Martin
artistic collaboration Jean-Daniel Piguet
sound and light designer Leo Garcia
technical direction Filipe Pascoal
organisation and touring Iskandar, Marianne Aguado
Italian translation Luca Ricci
production Room To Rent Company
coproduction Arsenic – centre d’art scénique contemporain, Pourcent culturel Migros, Premio, Greek-Swiss Association Jean-Gabriel Eynard, Corodis, Loterie Romande, Sis Foundation
show included in the 2021 Swiss Selection at the Avignon Festival

Helen of Troy was a legendary beauty because of whom a war began. What is known of her story? A trophy, an abused and wounded wife. Yes, but a woman on her feet, in spite of all. A portrait of a soul in pain, drawing the space of her remission.

Born in Lausanne, of Greek-Swiss origin, Mélina Martin has collaborated with several directors, including Christiane and Jean-Luc Besson, Romeo Castellucci, Adina Secretan. In 2017, with Opα she won the Prize for the Promotion of the Performing Arts in Switzerland.

Running time 50′

show in French with Italian and English surtitles