Before the end

An autobiographical project that blends the personal and sound worlds of the international artist Catherine Graindorge

On the 19th April 2015, Michel Graindorge passed away. The politically committed lawyer and public figure was also the father of the actor and violinist Catherine Graindorge. A man dies, a daughter loses her father.

Catherine Graindorge tells the story of the bond between father and daughter and the loss of what we love. With words, images and music, she goes back to the last fifteen months of her father’s life, to their common past but also and even more so, on the traces left by those who are gone.

As a storyteller, she distils emotions, plays with the absurdity of situations, and handles the poetry of images and humour to construct a story that is at once funny, tender and moving.

Version française ici.



design, Writing and Acting Catherine Graindorge
artistic Management Bernard van Eeghem
dramatic Art Jorge Leòn
music Composition Catherine Graindorge
sound Creation Catherine Graindorge, Joël Grignard
technical Management and Lighting Gaétan van den Berg
video Creation Elie Rabinovitch
costumes Marie Szersnovicz
photos Gregory Navarra
distribution HABEMUS PAPAM


A coproduction of the Théâtre Les Tanneurs (Brussels, BE) and the Théâtre de Namur (BE)
With the support of the Ministry of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation (Theatre department) and the Théâtre des Doms (Avignon, FR)

31.07.2019 → 31.07.2019

01.08.2019 → 25.08.2019

28.09.2019 → 28.09.2019

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