"Continent" is an urban, performative, musical form, freely inspired by the eponymous text written by Stéphane Bonnard.

"Continent" is about our contemporary amazement. And offers a hypothesis to get out of it.

"Continent", the text, is crossed by one of the authors’ experiences : the daily practice for 18 months of a place which has hosted up to 350 people in Lyon in complete illegality.
A space of otherness, remarkable for the collective intelligence that animated it.
Yes, a squat. But to say that is already to confine the imagination and the inventive potential of
these places.
"Continent", the show, is then a performative act, a gesture, an impetus to give courage in these troubled times.
Escaping from amazement.
Acting in reality

2021 Production

After his trilogie Notre Décennie, Continent is the new text of Stéphane Bonnard, co-director of KompleX KapharnaüM.

Creation process

29th August 2020 : musical performance during the 1st Rendez-vous d'Automne of L'Abattoir, CNAREP Chalon-sur-Saône

Creation crew

Author and performer : Stéphane Bonnard
Composer and performer : Mathieu Monnot
Scenography conception : Pierre Duforeau
Outside eye : Halory Goerger
Technical director : Gilles Gallet
Lights conceptor : Richard Fontaine
Sound conceptor :  Jérôme Champlet
Technical manager : Timothée Ritlewski
Producer : Floriane Rigaud

Residencies and coproductions

Les Ateliers Frappaz – Centre National des Arts de la Rue et de l’Espace Public (CNAREP), Villeurbanne
Le Moulin Fondu – Centre National des Arts de la Rue et de l’Espace Public (CNAREP) – Ile-de-France
L'Atelier 231, Centre National des Arts de la Rue et de l’Espace Public à Sotteville-lès-Rouen
L'Atelline, lieu d'activation art et espace public, Juvignac


Stéphane Bonnard got a writing bursery from Hexagone, scène nationale of Meylan. And a residency bursary from National Book Center.

In progress


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