An example of object theatre

An example of object theatre:

Cie. l’Insolite Mécanique (FR) ‘s “Je brasse de l’air”

Be transported into a mysterious world of shadow and light, where astonishingly engineered mechanical installations that defy the laws of gravity come alive, illuminating Magali Rousseau’s childhood dream of achieving flight.

An enigmatic yet charismatic artist tells her story: a little girl who wishes to escape by becoming a master of the air. As she leads us all to different parts of the atmospherically lit stage, her simple words become a symbolic force for this promenade performance in which exquisite metal creatures emerge from the dark.

Some small, some very large, each is an actor, a work of art in its own right, set into action through steam power, flame, time or weight, all playing their part in this ingenious theatrical tale. Rousseau’s machines are born out of a career working in set and prop design.

Here she collaborates with musician Stéphane Diskus, whose live clarinet playing heightens the unusual ambience, to relate a most personal memory: how trying to fly became an act of resistance. A journey into the imagination for all dreamers, young and old alike.

Duration: 45 mins


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