- Duration: 1 h 15
- Grande Bretagne - Australie
- Tout public
- 253 vues
To talk about Mozart, to evoke his genius within the stylised constraints of the theatre, you need a certain amount of grace. You need a little dash of Mozart in your body and soul.
Nola Rae is touched by that grace: an artist of the highest order with a triple calling as mime, clown and puppeteer.
Here comes Nola now, sporting a powdered wig with reading glasses perched on the end of her nose, carrying a child with his own 18th-century wig. The child may not be real, but performer and puppet are infused with the same irrepressible life force. Mozart the adult thus co-exists with Mozart the child.
The composer’s life flashes by in a whirlwind of colourful scenes, joyously eschewing conventional chronology. A cheeky little thing with a resounding laugh, the legend of Wolfgang Amadeus unfurls before him: exploited by his father, the child prodigy was toured around Europe like a performing monkey.
He then began to compose, a flurry of genius amidst the jealousy and patronage of the powerful.
Directed by John Mowatt, this show is a little slice of history for audiences of all ages.
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Photos credits : Maurice Melliet
- Place of capture : Centre Culturel de la Visitation
- Collection : Mimos 1999