26.09.'05 /monday/

20:00 h.

AUX PIEDS DE LA LETTRE
Youth Cultural Center
DOS-A-DEUX [ FRANCE ]

A result of the workshop organized by the two authors in a psychiatric hospital (within the program “Culture in the Hospital” of the French Ministry of Health and Culture), this tragic show, halfway between theatre, mimicry and dance speaks about the insanity in a poetic and imaginary atmosphere.

It’s about two beings forgotten by the world... two lonely creatures on the edge of emptiness, who arouse our enthusiasm with their poetry. Their world is full of items with astounding souls from which new burlesque situations are born. The body of the first one serves for the insanity of the other one, the first one transforms himself into a typewriter, the two of them become one, one head, four hands, one irrepressible physical machine... and the bodies become slaves of their fantasy. The first one, with his mysterious deliriums, tries to write a letter to save the world, and the other one, victim of his obsessions, fights with the imagined dust which stains his feet and he feels possessed by the sunrise and the sunset. Between the tragedy and the comedy, without a word, they stick to the everyday movements in a dizzying talent for music and continuous theatrical inventiveness.

Aux pieds de la lettre is a creation of gestures that borders with gentleness and provokes unexpected laugh.

“The skill and the physical condition of the actors enable them to apply different techniques with mathematical precision, bringing into them a strong emotion which is transformed into interpretative tiny drops of sweat...”

Jornal do Brasil

created

and performed by:

Andre CURTI

Artur RIBEIRO

 

music:

Michel MUSSEAU

light:

Raphaлl KELLER

set design:

Nicolas CESBRON

make up:

Maria ADELIA

costume design:

Charlotte LEO

Production

and distribution:

Nathalie REDANT