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SPECTACLES

06 nov
— 08 nov 2019

L’EXPÉRIENCE DE L’ARBRE

SIMON GAUCHET / L’ÉCOLE PARALLÈLE IMAGINAIRE

Outdoors

La Paillette

Duration 1h40

In japanese and french,

with french surtitles

Théâtre / Performance
International
Métamorphoses / Écologie
Festival Semaine 1

Festival TNB

WED 06 11 7:00PM
THU 07 11 7:00PM
FRI 08 11 9:15PM

Outdoors

La Paillette

Duration 1h40

In japanese and french,

with french surtitles

The Tree Experiment

Co-producing with La Paillette

How can Western theater, cloaked in obsolescence, and the thousand-year-old art of Japanese Noh be combined in a vibrant artistic relationship? Simon Gauchet orchestrates a confrontation between the artificial and the living. Simon Gauchet first met Tatsushige Udaka in 2008, still a young Noh actor at the time. Tatsushiga willingly shared his knowledge of this ancestral art form with Simon.

The Tree Experiment was imagined in the Fall of 2018 when Simon was in artist residency at the Villa Kujoyama, Kyoto, Japan. In this very visual show, images matter as much as words. The narrative unfolds in an anxietyinducing, ecological setting. It argues with brio that even if a tree bends and sometimes snaps, it always grows back.

 

Outdoors

La Paillette

Duration 1h40

In japanese and french,

with french surtitles

Conception, direction and stage design
SIMON GAUCHET
artistic collaboration
ÉRIC DIDRY
BENJAMIN LAZAR
ARNAUD LOUSKI-PANE
Music
JOAQUIM PAVY
Lights
CLAIRE GONDREXON
Sound
VINCENT LE MEUR
Construction
ÉDOUARD RAFFRAY
Production / diffusion
HECTORES
GRÉGOIRE LE DIVELEC

 

With

SIMON GAUCHET
TATSUSHIGE UDAKA
JOAQUIM PAVY

 

Production : L’École Parallèle Imaginaire.
Coproduction : Théâtre de Lorient, Centre Dramatique National ; Théâtre de l’Union, Centre Dramatique National du Limousin ; La Paillette, Maison des Jeunes et de la Culture.
With the support of Institut français ; la Ville de Rennes ; Rennes Métropole ; la Région Bretagne ; le Théâtre National de Bretagne ; la MCJP – Maison de la Culture du Japon à Paris ; le Théâtre de Bécherel.

This project had support from the Ministry of Culture – DRAC Bretagne.