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Portraits de famille 1789 – Les oublié·e·s de la Révolution française
Hortense Belhôte
Educational lecture performance for a spectacular cultural shake-up
From the age of 15

In this small version of her “performance lectures”, the actress, performer, author and art historian shakes up cultural and sociological hierarchies by examining and passing on her knowledge of the interweavings of history, art and heritage with witty insight. With Portraits de famille 1789, Hortense Belhôte examines the French Revolution as a melting pot of founding myths, focusing on little-known figures who never made the grade for a final resting spot at the Panthéon in an exciting didactic journey closer to a rock concert than a university lecture!



Hortense Belhôte holds a Master’s degree in Art History and has taught at design schools, art markets and universities. She is also an actress and has taught and acted for theatre and film: Les Nuits with conductor Hacène Larbi, Show Time with choreographer Mark Tompkins, NALF l’opéra with performer Mathieu Grenier, Kissing Nodules with actress Sarah Cohen-Hadria, etc. As a contemporary dancer, she performed in Footballeuses by Mickaël Phelippeau. She is also the creator of Merci de ne pas Toucher, an Arte web series giving insights into the masterpieces of European classical art. By combining all her disciplines, she has created a unique format, the performance lecture, which concentrates her work as an actress, author and art historian all into one show. Today, she has eight plays in her repertoire: Une histoire du football féminin, Histoires de Graffeuses, Performeureuses, Et la marmotte, 1664, Portraits de famille, Les oublié·e·s de la Révolution française and Concha, histoires d’écoute.


Hortense Belhôte (conception, écriture, jeu et performance), Nabila Mekkid, Gerald Kurdian, Aitua Igeleke, Sébastien Richelieu, Anaïs Rosso, Mathieu Grenier, Celia Marissal, Mexianu Medenou (chant et créations musicales), Theodora Fragiadakis (création vidéo), Manon Crochemore et Manon Joly (production, diffusion et administration), Fabrik Cassiopée ( production déléguée), Espace 1789 ( coproduction avec le soutien de Montévidéo, Centre d’Art, Carreau du Temple)

Saturday 08 July 2023
17:00 > 18:00
Le 4 Bis, 4 bis cours des Alliés, Rennes
Saturday 08 July 2023
22:00 > 23:00
Le 4 Bis, 4 bis cours des Alliés, Rennes

Within the limit of available places, limited capacity
Métro ligne A : arrêt Charles-de-Gaulle • Bus C1, C3, 54, 53 : arrêt Charles-de-Gaulle • Vélo Star : Charles-de-Gaulle
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