James Thiérrée, Raoul

James Thiérrée’s work is firmly rooted in the circus’s romantic tradition. A multifaceted artist with performance in his genes, he morphs seamlessly between acrobat, dancer and mime with the speed and imperceptibility of a conjurer. This new work narrates in singular fashion the tale of Raoul, who lives his life in peace like another Robinson Crusoe on his desert island. A series of phantasmagorical beasts parade past on stage, drawing us into a fairytale world as Raoul struggles frantically to discover the identity of the stranger who would transform his life into an existential quest.

Production: La Compagnie du Hanneton/Junebug
Co-production: La Coursive Scène nationale de La Rochelle, Théâtre Royal de Namur, La Comédie de Clermont-Ferrand, Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), barbicanbite09 (Barbican Theatre, London), Crying out Loud, Abbey Theatre Dublin, Maison de la Danse Lyon, Théâtre National de Toulouse.

photo: by Richard Haughton

Designed – Directed & Performed by James Thiérrée
Costumes – Animal Design: Victoria Thiérrée
Sound Design: Thomas Delot
Lighting Design: Jérôme Sabre
On stage assistant: Mehdi Duman
Stage Managers: Guillaume Pissembon and Anthony Nicolas
Lighting Design: Bastien Courthieu
Assistant Set and Costume Designers: Daniele Gagliardo or Liliane Hérin
Assistants Directors: Laetitia Hélin and Sidonie Pigeon

Artistic consultants: Kaori Ito, Magnus Jakobsson, Matthieu Chedid, Bruno Fontaine

Confections and fabrications: Victoria Thiérrée, Monika Schwartzl, Matthieu Bony, Marie Rossetti,  Pierre Jean Verbraeken, Jean Malo, Véronique Grand, Pauline Köcher, Brigitte Brassart , Philippe Welsh

Production, Touring: Emmanuelle Taccard


14 – 16, 18 & 19 June 2010, 21:00

Rex Theatre – Kotopouli Stage

48 Panepistimiou str.

nearest metro station: Panepistimio

Athens Festival Box – Office, 39 Panepistimiou Street, inside the Pesmazoglou Arcade

For information and phone reservations, please contact Greek Festival’s box offices
+30 210 32 72 000

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