Pourvu qu’on ait l’ivresse

Concept and Staging

Latifa Laâbissi and Nadia Lauro

pourvu qu'on ait l'ivresse

© Nadia Lauro

Love is the main thing, what matters the mistress?

What matters the flask, as long as we get drunk!

Alfred de Musset


Pourvu qu’on ait l’ivresse (As long as we get drunk) is a “dramatic act”, an open narrative where excess rubs shoulders with monstrosity; where beauty, the sublime and the terrifying all meet. A space where the performers continually experiment with playing styles, and recycle and reproduce stage images. Nadia Lauro has been designing for performer / choreographer Latifa Laâbissi’s shows since 2006, developing powerful stage sets she calls “vision machines”. The two artists combine their creative worlds in this new show “to open the space to the action and the action to the space.” The narratives they weave are dramatically supported by film music, which appears as a veritable character in the action. With the participation of five actors from the Roubaix-based company l’Oiseau‑Mouche (a non-profit giving drama training to mentally disabled adults). Pourvu qu’on ait l’ivresse takes up Alfred de Musset’s cue and becomes the ultimate ritual dance: the one that counts because of its implacable determination to happen.


Marion Siéfert

24-27 March 2016



Jonathan Allart, David Amelot, Jessicat Batut, Caroline Leman, Hervé Lemeunier, Paula Pi, Florian Spiry

Light Design

Yves Godin


Manuel Coursin

Light Operator

Anthony Merlaud

Sound Operator

Jérémie Sananes

Playing times

Thursday 7:30pm, Friday and Saturday 8:30pm, Sunday 3:30pm

Running time

1 hour


Salle transformable

Premiere 20 January 2016 at the Théâtre de l’Oiseau-Mouche / le Garage, Roubaix (Fr).