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I wouldn't want to disturb

Project title

Je ne voudrais pas déranger

Description of initiative

The project is an artistic and cultural action on the scale of the territory to collect the words of people suffering from Alzheimer's disease in the residential facilities for dependent elderly people (EHPADs) of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region willing to get involved in this process. The words of people with Alzheimer's disease are often ignored or considered incomprehensible or even senseless. However, these words and phrases often carry meaning for those who know how to listen to them in the light of the history of the person who utters them. Following the collection of words by professionals from more than 120 EHPADs in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, the author Renaud Borderie was commissioned to write a dramaturgical text based on all these words. Once this text was written, three companies were commissioned to produce a production based on it. After a joint residency at the Molière-Scène d'Aquitaine, performaces were presented in the territories of New Aquitaine.

Further information on the initiative

Themes: Culture and...

Mental health
Quality of social relations


Alzeimer, empathy, perceptions, voice, empowerement

Target group

Older people

Cultural field

Film, video | Theatre, opera | Writing


2016 - 2019

Results, benefits, impact and lessons learnt

120 residential facilities for dependent elderly people of the region Nouvelle-Aquitaine involved
60 performences in the region


Pôle Culture et Santé en Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Public / State | Culture


l’Office Artistique de la Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Public / State | Culture