Refectory, Saturday and Sunday
A show for young audiences from age 6 / duration: 35 mins.
At the heart of an arena, an acrobat will take us on a joyful and unsettling trip through oddness. This show with no words, where only bodies speak, places us nose to nose with the raw energy of beasts. It’s a vibrant ode to vivid imagination, which questions the notions of freedom, transformation and transgression, whether we are six years of age or older.
Like a fairground animal tamer, Hichem Chérif exhibits the animals which live inside him. Without masks or other artifices, he alters nature and becomes four-legged, a bird, a primate. The acrobat doesn’t actually mimic the animal, but through certain postures, looks, or realistic leaps, he imposes its presence or spirit.
This bestiary, full of humour, revitalises the imagination and opens up to possible stories. When we look into it more closely, we can see a marvellous tale where the hero is a victim of bewitchment, a fantastic fable with a creature which is half-man, half-beast, a humourous adventure or a trance of initiation, or perhaps the dream of a young man who lets go of the bridle of his personal demons. Or is it part of a game where we become freer?
Production BAL Company. Coproduction : Les 2 Scènes – Besançon National Stage
La Madeleine, a Troyes stage of national interest under contract. With the support of the Doubs Département and the City of Besançon.
BAL Company is under contract with the Ministry of Culture – DRAC Bourgogne-Franche Comté.