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Les Âmes nocturnes

  • Duration: 1 h 10
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Le Shlemil Theatre

Combining elements of mime, clown theatre, acrobatics, magic and dance, this visual fable is driven by its own mad poetry...

Two fragile-looking characters are sleeping in suits, suspended from coathangers à la “Nicolas et Pimprenelle”... Suddenly, their “night” comes to life and they find themselves cast headlong into a phantasmagorical, constantly-transforming universe: a hard-fought battle with a rebellious duvet, a joyful plunge into the quilt in search of sleep, a surrealist aside with an out-of-tune television set from which a furious presenter emerges, a dove flying free after emerging from the rounded belly of a singing saw player… Objects coming to life, sudden weightlessness, the absurdity of existence… Les Âmes nocturnes is a visual fable whose protagonists are caught up in their own dreams, a bizarre waking nightmare. This is one of those nights where anything is possible, a heady blend of theatre of movement, clowning, puppetry, terrestrial and aerial acrobatics, magic and illusions, dance and music.

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  • Performers: Julien Lubek, Cécile Roussat
  • Stage design: Étienne Bousquet
  • Lights: Julien Lubek
  • Sound mixing: Matthieu Ply
  • Produced by: Le Shlemil Théâtre
  • With support from: Chapiteau de Porchefontaine et Centre culturel Jean Vilar/Marly-le-Roi ; Festival International de mime de Shefa-Amer (Israël) ; Tas de Sable-Ches Panses vertes, Pôle arts de la marionnette en région Picardie, commissioned by le ministère de la Culture et de la Communication as part of the puppetry development scheme.

More informations

  • Place of capture : Place Mauvard (sous chapiteau)
  • Collection : Mimos 2012