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La parole du silence

  • Duration: 1 h 15
  • France
  • For all
  • 351 vues

Mime de Rien - Elena Serra

A conference melding mime and popular theatre.

A fanciful, improbable conference about the history of mime and movement, presided over by two main characters: Tante Maria and her niece Nena. The conference soon tips over into a fully-fledged parallel universe, at once poetic and satirical, as rhetoric is subsumed in practice, despite the reservations of Tante Maria.
Retracing her career in mime, Elena Serra explores the long history of Mime and Movement with nods to mime masters such as Étienne Decroux and Marcel Marceau (with whom she studied), as well as past greats including Charlie Chaplin, Livius Andronicus (history’s first recorded mime artist) and Jean Louis Barrault.
This autobiographical show addresses universal themes through the prism of THE BODY, that magnificent “instrument” capable of conveying the truth of theatre with no need for words.
Following on from the original Italian performance created by Elena Serra (2012), this French version was developed with the help of Aurélia Bartolomé (Théâtre des Lumières). In La parole du silence the two artists celebrate certain shared values: a vision of theatre which is popular, open to all, educational and fantastical. Beneath it all lies a desire to share the universal power of the art of mime, that marvellous universal language.


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Concept: Elena Serra
Director: Eugenio Allegri
Artistic collaboration: Aurélia Bartolomé and Francesca Lobue
Performed by: Elena Serra


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  • Place of capture : Auditorium du Théâtre
  • Collection : Mimos 2018