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La belle et le moine

La belle et le moine
  • Duration: 45 min
  • Japan
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Based on an ancient Japanese legend, La belle et le moine tells the story of a monk who seduces a young woman before later abandoning her.

"The woman, who was abandoned by a monk who seduced her, kills him then commits suicide to join him in the afterlife.
Both the extraordinary talent of Hoichi Okamoto  and this fascinating tale keep the audience gripped. The only actor on stage, who is in turn puppeteer, mime and dancer, Okamoto metamorphoses into several characters and animates human-sized puppets with an almost magical dexterity.The beauty of his performance, mastery of corporeal expression and skill as a puppeteer makes it seem as though the puppets are alive, thus rendering the latter's relationship with the actor somewhat disturbing."

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Photos credit : Maurice Melliet

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  • Place of capture : Le Théâtre
  • Collection : Mimos 1995