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Fous de Bassin

Fous de Bassin
  • Duration: 50 minutes
  • France
  • For all
  • 451 vues

Opening the 34th annual Mimos Festival, a mythological tale that turns water into an incredible performance vector.

A car emerges from the light-dappled waves. A passenger gets out and bids farewell to the driver as a cyclist rushes past, throwing up arcs of water in his wake. The passenger glides across the wet surface of the stage and strikes up the street lights, before settling down to read the paper. Then, all of a sudden, the paper goes up in flames, and fantastic creatures begin to emerge from the murky waters…
Water, whether in lakes, rivers, or oceans is synonymous with broad horizons and open spaces, a deep well of images and inspiration. In Compagnie Ilotopie’s Fous de Bassin, water becomes a new artistic playground for in situ contemporary theatre.
The river is transformed into a stage, hosting a succession of scenes where the actors walk on water as if it were dry land.
This technical tour de force is undeniably impressive, especially when paired with bursts of fireworks, flights of musical fancy orchestrated by Phil Spectrum and some truly spectacular mechanical objects.
And yet, above and beyond these virtuoso visual effects, the show succeeds in conjuring up a sense of magic as fragile as it is real.

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  • Artistic Director: Bruno Schnebelin
  • Stage design and performance: 18 artists
  • Produced by: Cie Ilotopie
  • Co-producers: L’Odyssée, Scène conventionnée de Périgueux

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  • Place of capture : Quais de l'Isle