Both say: The Grand Theatre of Oklahama is one of the most beautiful performances discovered in Avignon, france, last summer. Undoubtedly it is also one of the most difficult to tell, because he is born of a unique adventure and offers himself to the spectator’s gaze as a deep dive into a universe is baffling, which is not from the outset the limits. And besides, there, limits, this particular universe?

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Hélène Delprat has created a scenography populated by enchanted creatures, volumes that say the kingdom of strangeness in which we follow the protagonists.

What universe? A group of actors with disabilities who, like their comrades of The humming-Bird in Roubaix, working in the world of theatre, and present original creations.

in The beginning, there was Madeleine Louarn. In Morlaix, in Brittany, she is working as a specialized educator in a centre for people in situation of mental disability. It is in this context that she created the workshop to practice amateur Catalysis. In this context, she signed, over the past thirty years, staged. Catalyzes sets the bar very high and it plays as well as Shakespeare Christopher Pellet, Lewis Carroll as Daniil Harms. Jean-François Auguste, he followed the courses of the higher national Conservatory of dramatic art, founded a company the more classic and has a passion for writers very diverse. In 2015, he had co-signed for the staging of Alice, or the World of wonders, with Madeleine Louarn.

enchanted Creatures

The Grand Theatre of Oklahama is part of the right thread of this show. The authors and the actors are inspired in a number of texts of Franz Kafka. Of late texts and sometimes little known of the author of The Metamorphosis but in which it recognizes its “characters”, one recognizes the manner in which the beings which populate his stories, his stories, his novels are in the real world. As in imperceptible shift, always.

there are, in how we address here the theatre, the beauty, the harmony, that does not prohibit or shade or areas of discordance… The great artist Hélène Delprat has created a scenography populated by enchanted creatures, volumes that say the kingdom of strangeness in which we follow the protagonists. In their costumes, some inspired by the circus, and signed a Clear Reason, characters, inseparable from the strong and moving personalities of the performers, seduce us. It follows their adventures, their questions, the trials to which they are sometimes subjected, in a state a few second. This is so beautiful and so confusing that one is not certain of any type: we have entered a world that is much like that of the Grand Theatre of Oklahama. Of the votes in acids and pure are hear. The human passions are at the appointment, but the souls are pure and shared hopes. Embark you!

● “The Great Theater of Oklahama”. MC 93. 9, bd Lénine, Bobigny (93). Tel.: 01 41 60 72 72. Opening hours: mar. the game. at 19: 30, fri. at 20: 30, sat. at 18: 30, sun. at 15: 30, game. 7 feb. at 14: 30. Until 9 feb. Duration: 1: 15. Seats: 9 to 25 €.

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