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Polar ou la stupéfiante histoire d’un tango enflammé

  • Duration: 50 min
  • France
  • For all
  • 734 vues


A performance-cum-investigation blending elements of pulp thrillers, Argentinian tango, silent cinema and cabaret with one essential element binding them all together: fire.

Buenos Aires, the 1930s. A young woman has been murdered. Time to trace her steps and reconstruct the last 24 hours of her short life… We find ourselves in a cabaret, rocked each night by a tango band and a horde of music-lovers looking for an escape from daily life. The Boss leads the band, surveying her kingdom from behind the piano. The bassist looks miserable, but the singer could charm a standing ovation out of an empty room. Add to that mix a small-time crook with a dapper appearance and an agitated manner. A cast of colourful characters busy living, loving and tearing each other apart. But tonight that’s all going to change… Street theatre company BiLBoBaSSo continues to plough its unique furrow, blending Argentinian tango, music and the art of fire. In Polar they play with the clichés of pulp fiction, presenting the audience with a mystery to be solved, led by a cast of larger than life characters. Packed with suspense and twists, with plenty of blind avenues and a frenetic sense of rhythm, the show forces the audience to take charge of the investigation: as the clues and suspicions pile up, the spectators find themselves irresistibly drawn towards the solution to this fascinating enigma. The quintet of dancer-actor-musician-jugglers who bring Polar to life are all sublime, but the real star of this show is fire. Providing a tool for seduction, a useful distraction and even a cascade of stars, the artists embrace the flames, dance in their glow, and tame them so thoroughly that you almost forget just how dangerous it all is.

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  • Performers: Hervé Perrin, Delphine Dartus, Yohanna Biojout, Patrice Meissirel, Catherine Roy
  • Set construction and special effects: Guillaume de Baudreuil, Ulysse Lacoste
  • Costumes: Souen (Stéphane Thomas et Tania Dietrich)
  • Technical director: Florent Pellen
  • Grants and artistic residencies: Atelier 231, Centre National des Arts de la Rue de Sotteville-lès- Rouen ; Le Fourneau, Centre National des Arts de la Rue de Bretagne ; Association Alarue ; Festival Les Z’accros d’ma rue de Nevers
  • With the support of: Conseil Général du Doubs
  • Promotional support: Ville de Besançon ;  Conseil Régional de Franche-Comté
  • Residencies: La Roche du Trésor-Centre d’accueil et de loisir/Pierrefontaine-les-Varans ; L’ancienne mine/Mairie d’Arles sur Tech ; Théâtre de l’Unité/Audincourt
  • Photos credits : Maurice Melliet

More informations

  • Place of capture : Parc Gamenson
  • Collection : Mimos 2012


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