"Radio Live", Aurélie Charon, Caroline Gillet, Amélie Bonnin

12 Dec 2018
16 Apr 2019
Radio Live
"Radio Live", MC 93 - maison de la culture de Seine-Saint-Denis, Bobigny © DR
Radio Live
"Radio Live", MC 93 - maison de la culture de Seine-Saint-Denis, Bobigny © DR
Radio Live
"Radio Live", MC 93 - maison de la culture de Seine-Saint-Denis, Bobigny © DR
Since 2012, radio journalists and producers Aurélie Charon and Caroline Gillet have explored innovative documentary formats. Together with illustrator Amélie Bonnin, this duo – their voices already well known to listeners of France Inter and France Culture – have developed a new kind of programme: live, on stage, and accompanied by music, archives and real-life exchanges. In 2018 and 2019, as part of the Artiste in the Community programme, the Foundation is supporting the production and presentation of two new episodes of the "Radio Live" project at MC93 in Bobigny.

Over the past few years, Aurélie Charon and Caroline Gillet have travelled to Algiers, Moscow, Tehran, Istanbul, Sarajevo, Beirut, Gaza, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and a number of other cities in France and elsewhere in Europe, to sound out the imagination of their generation. For a series of radio programmes, the duo, both journalists and producers and born in 1985 and 1984 respectively, have met with young people from many different social milieux, listening to them express their thoughts about their everyday lives and their hopes for the future. Radio Live serves as a three-dimensional extension of this youth-oriented project.

In 2018 and 2019, the Foundation is supporting the production of Radio Live in the Bobigny area – a district to the north of Paris – and its presentation at the MC93. On stage, local young people are interviewed by Charon and Gillet, while illustrator Amélie Bonnin creates live sketches and videos that are projected to form a backdrop for the discussions, to the sound of a live musical accompaniment. The piece combines the pre-recorded elements of a more classic radio piece with spontaneous speech and improvised interactions.

Over the course of the conversations it stages, Radio Live reveals the state of mind of a socially conscious generation. Rather than delivering speeches, the guests share their own life stories and their personal revolutions. They are far from cynical, and all express a desire to actively participate in society: a community of young people who offer optimistic and even joyful visions of the present and the future. Charon and Gillet confirm that their guests “have no desire to belong to an era sacrificed to economic crisis, fear, the loss of hope and of utopias”. The staging of their words and voices thus offers precious and emotionally powerful moments of exchange and sharing.

Disciplines
Performing arts
Lieu
MC93 - maison de la culture de Seine-Saint-Denis, Bobigny
Bobigny
France
With "Radio Live", Aurélie Charon, Caroline Gillet and Amélie Bonnin give voice to a young generation.
In 2018 and 2019, the Foundation is supporting episodes of "Radio Live" in the Bobigny area, and their presentation on stage at the MC93.
With each instalment, "Radio Live" reveals the imagination and the daily lives of socially conscious young people.

Informations

Dates of broadcasts
  • Radio Live #1, 12/12/2018, 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Radio Live #2, 16/04/2019, 8 p.m.

At the MC 93 - maison de la culture de Seine-Saint-Denis, Bobigny.