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Mélancolie Burlesque

  • Duration: 1 h 15
  • France
  • Tout public
  • 321 vues

Théâtre Le Prato

A burlesque retelling of the myth of Adam and Eve.

Created by mime artists, the burlesque cinema of the silent age continues to influence mime performers even now. It was the golden age of visual gag, and artists who knew how to use the full theatrical potential of the human body.
This new show from Le Prato is more than a simple homage to illustrious forebears such as Chaplin and Keaton. It takes as its starting point a musical screening of a silent film. Adam and Eve appear on the screen, while cellist William Schotte provides a comic, touching sound track.
Amid the audience and the cinema’s employees, including a local diva and various drag queens, sits the Everyman Hero with his melancholy smile. The line between cinema and reality soon begins to dissolve all around him, replaying the whole history of the world from Adam on down. In this dizzying, joyous show, the Bible and history are mixed up and reimagined by a phalanx of happy and sad clowns.
A highly original work from Le Prato, packed with laughs but also shot through with a certain melancholy.


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Photos credits : Maurice Melliet


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  • Place of capture : Le Palace
  • Collection : Mimos 1999