artistic practices

Marseille and Aix-en-Provence
January 25—February 10, 2024


February 9 at 19:00

Spoken essay, Performance
Duration: 60 min

Théâtre Joliette

Co-produced by avec le Théâtre Joliette

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NIAGARA 3000 is the fourth part of FIRE OF EMOTIONS, Pamina de Coulon's transdisciplinary research saga. This time, she talks about water, the water of tears and rivers, but also the water of barrages and turbines. In her usual uninterrupted flow of words, she also touches on her own illness, the question of police abolition and her love of chestnuts. Pamina likes to call it "a post-ironic, pro-candles spoken essay" rather than theater.


Pamina refers to the Alps and the Rhône to define where she comes from and where she is. As an author and performer, her main form of expression is the spoken word, which she articulates in the spoken essay: an oral form of creative non-fiction. She also grows flowers and potatoes, and fights against nuclear power and patriarchal capitalism in general. She lives with a chronic illness that gives her a specific experience of both pain and the unquestioned validism of our Western societies, the fact that everything is organised around 'fit' bodies. FIRE OF EMOTIONS is the name of the saga of plays she has been writing since 2014. It's also the subtitle of a brand of German fireworks. BONNE AMBIANCE is the name of the company with which Pamina develops her work. Far from being just a cool title, the concern for GOOD AMBIANCE serves as a compass and working philosophy within all projects.

Between 2018 and 2021, Pamina was resident artist at the Magasin des Horizons in Grenoble. Since 2017, BONNE AMBIANCE has been resident at ARSENIC- centre d'art scénique contemporain in Lausanne. Since 2012 Pamina has collaborated with Sylvia Courty and Boom'Structur in Clermont-Ferrand for the production and dissemination of her work and with Alice Dussart and Vincent Tandonnet for the lighting and stage management of her plays.

  • Creation and interpretation

    Pamina de Coulon

  • Lighting design

    Alice Dussart

  • Set design

    Pamina de Coulon, Alice Dussart

With the support of Onda and Pro Helvetia, Swiss Foundation for Culture.

Distribution : Boom’Structur
Coproduction : Arsenic - Centre d’art scénique contemporain, Lausanne et Magasin des Horizons - Centre national d’art contemporain, Grenoble.