Mime, physical theater·
Mime, physical theater
In an eternal return this is a moving reflection on love and its degradation by the ravages of time, on the balance of power within the couple, but also on how the presence of the other can become the absence of ourselves and at the same time our existential foundation. Inspired by Prevert, Eluard and Apollinaire’s poems,this duet tells the story of a couple having a relationship without words, become sclerotic with silence and lack of communication. As regards suffering, it is not to be denied. Dense and almost palpable, this feeling sweeps into the space and makes it tangible, vibrates to the slightest movement of each character. But here and there a tender gesture, a memory fled , a ray of sunshine coming in breaking into this claustrophobic relationship, a current of fresh air that swipt away the pain of loneliness . So like a surrealist painting, several times intersect, dream time , memories, imagined future ,uncertain present . Characters like sleepwalkers dance on the tightrope of their destiny between desires and cowardice . Time of sentimental break-up reveals the characters’ hidden personality. Metaphors pile over common reality which, as a leitmotiv, intrudes more and more oppressively. Love letters or rupture letters merge in the impotence of leaving or staying . A poetic duo, that says how the presence of the other can haunt us to the impossible
From May to December 2014
1800 euros for the show, not included the transportation, food and hotel
Please contact the production team for any questions concerning the adaptation of the show for your space. Tell me the truth: a table, 2 chairs, a street lamp (plugged in), a bench. 4 venetian blinds (4m x 1m60), a Window on steel legs. We will need a videoprojector for the show.
laure-Elise Zakine/Autour du Mime
206 Quai de Valmy 75010 paris