HAVE YOU SEEN PANTOPON ROSE?
2011-2017

Performance/ Revue
Non Tragical Tragedy
In progress

Parodos:Prologue, Londres. In Channel/ This is not french cinema. Sept. 2011
http://thechannel.tumblr.com/juliebena
Acte 1: Act 1, Montréal. Fonderie Darling. Sept. 2012.
http://fonderiedarling.org/béna-julie.html
Acte 2: Act 2, Los Angeles. Host by Fahrenheit. Mai 2014.
L'Acte II a été produit grâce au soutien du FNAGP. Les décors ont été conçu en collaboration avec Benjamin Ferrachat
http://fahrenheit.flaxfoundation.org/saturday-may-17-performance-have-you-seen-pantopon-rose-2/
Acte 3: Act 3, NEW-YOrK

Special thanks: Barbara Sirieix, Martha Kirszenbaum, Fahrenheit, Caroline Andrieux, la Fonderie Darling, Benjamin Ferrachat, Simon Ripoll Hurier, Julien Arnaud, Michal Novotny.

Play for a Choir and Rose Pantopon
The Song of Rose is composed by Simon Ripoll Hurier.
Text, set, son, light, videos: Julie Béna

PROJECT
Have you seen Pantopon Rose? is a four year-long performative project that has previously been staged in London (2011) and Montreal (2012). It conveys performance, theater, music, stage design, sculpture, installation and writing. The narration is verbally conducted by a choir composed of three Los Angeles-based actors and activated by Pantopon Rose, a character taken from William S. Burroughs’ Naked Lunch, who masters the time and gives rhythm to the performance. She never talks, but sings and manipulates objects.
The third iteration of the performance has been written in and for Los Angeles, and reflects a night drive throughout the city. Referring to German filmmaker’s Ulrike Ottinger’s 1979 feature length film Ticket of No Return, in which she weaves an eccentric and highly stylized portrait of Berlin’s bars and nightlife, Have you seen Pantopon Rose? throws us into a disturbing and colorful Los Angeles, where we encounter drinkers, strippers, dancers and singers.
Martha Kirszenbaum

Rose Pantoponne/ Fahrenheit. SetRose Pantoponne/ Fahrenheit. Set ©Olivia Fougeirol Prologue, the barPrologue, the bar ©Michal Novotny The talk show. Set Act 1The talk show. Set Act 1 © Michal Novotny The "Limo", set Act 2.The "Limo", set Act 2. ©Michal Novotny Mug, talk showMug, talk show ©Michal Novotny Act 1, Los AngelesAct 1, Los Angeles ©Olivia Fougeirol The dance of Rose PantoponneThe dance of Rose Pantoponne ©Olivia Fougeirol Act 2. The Choir Act 2. The Choir ©Olivia Fougeirol Act 2. Turtur Bar, the waitressAct 2. Turtur Bar, the waitress ©Olivia Fougeirol Act 2. JohnnyAct 2. Johnny's bar, the 'trinkerin ©Olivia Fougeirol      Golden shoesGolden shoes Rose Pantopon's shoes. Prologue Fruits, for Rose Pantoponne. 2012Fruits, for Rose Pantoponne. 2012 Fruits, for R.Pantoponne. Collage Objects. Act 1Objects. Act 1 Objects. Act 1. 2012 Here is the conservatory. 2013Here is the conservatory. 2013 Image for R. Pantoponne. Collage      Act 1. SetAct 1. Set Act 1- Fonderie Darling. Montréal Act 1. SetAct 1. Set Act 1- Fonderie Darling. Montréal Act 1. SetAct 1. Set Act 1- Fonderie Darling. Montréal Act 1. SetAct 1. Set Act 1- Fonderie Darling. Montréal