Émoi et moi

What spectator has not at some point been dazzled by an extraordinary production, a beautiful text or an actor’s consummate performance? Surely one of theater’s aims is to stir us. Here is a selection of works rich in emotion that will leave no one indifferent.

VilleFranche-sur-Saône Magical and poetic: two words that are synonymous with the productions of James Thierrée, Chaplin’s grandson, with their mysterious titles, phantasmagoric images, and mixing of genres. The art of the clown and pantomime is central to this latest creation, but music and dance also play an important role.

Valence Inspired by the eponymous 12th-century Persian poem, The Conference of the Birds elegantly and successfully combines shadow theater, music and choreography. Two female dancers, accompanied by a voiceover, use their silhouettes to tell the story of some birds that set out to find the mythical Simorgh bird. A wonderful metaphor for the human condition and the quest for freedom.

Kikakyushu Butoh is a form of Japanese dance theater that first appeared in 1959. Tobari (photo) is performed by eight dancers from the Sankai Juku company, one of the best-known on the international scene. With their shaven heads and bodies covered in white powder, the dancers make use of gravity, incorporating it into their movements. The title refers to a veil of fabric that is hung as a partition. Here it is a dreamy evocation of the passage from day to night. Like a dialogue with the invisible.

La Grenouille avait raison

Du 30.03 au 01.04. James Thierrée / La Compagnie du Hanneton. Théâtre de Villefranche.
www.theatredevillefranche.asso.fr

Le Cantique des oiseaux

Les 08 et 09.03. Aurélie Morin et la compagnie Le Théâtre de Nuit. Comédie de Valence.
www.comediedevalence.com

Tobari, As if in An Inexhaustible Flux

Le 19.03. Compagnie Sankai Juku. Kitakyushu Performing Arts Center.
www.sankaijuku.com

Agenda

Le cantique des oiseaux

Le cantique des oiseaux
Les 08 et 09.03.2017. Aurélie Morin et la compagnie Le théatre de Nuit.

Le Théatre de Nuit. Comédie de Valence.

http://www.comediedevalence.com

Tobari, as if in an inexhaustible flux

Tobari, as if in an inexhaustible flux
Le 19.03.

Compagnie Sankai Juku. Kitakyushu Performing Arts Center.

http://www.sankaijuku.com

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