James Thiérrée

Tabac Rouge

22 - 24 November 2013
Main Stage
Suitable for 10 years old and up
A production in which circus, dance and music plunge the viewer into a dreamworld that will win them over heart and soul.
15 – 18 – 25 – 36 €
Concs 10 – 12 – 15 €
Unemployed 5 €

James Thiérrée shares his singular artistic universe with the audience through a strange reconstruction of the human condition; conjuring up marvellous images on stage, he provides an antidote to trying times.

The tale of a disappointed and spoilt king who is tired of the system he presides over, but whose subjects will not let him abdicate, plays out on a spectacular set in which a stage mechanism multiplies space via an array of perpetually mobile mirrors. The ‘Shakespearean’ king is surrounded by dancers and acrobats locked into a ritual intended to cast despair out of their small community as it seeks to envision a future.

The originator of a theatrical genre which combines circus, burlesque, dance, music and spectacular sets, the productions Thiérrée creates are much-anticipated culture events. As charismatic as ever on stage, Thiérrée directs another production of exceptional visual power which will leave his fans, young and old, lost for words.


Choreodrama by James Thiérrée

Performed by: James Thiérrée, Anna Calsina Forrellad, Noémie Ettlin, Namkyung Kim, Matina Kokolaki, Valérie Doucet, Piergiorgio Milano, Thi Mai Nguyen, Ioulia Plotnikova, Manuel Rodriguez
Directing, set design and choreography : James Thiérrée
Costumes: Victoria Thiérrée
Assistant to the director: Sidonie Pigeon
Assistants to the choreography: Kaori Ito, Marion Lévy
Sonic combustion: Matthieu Chédid
Construction : Anthony Nicolas, Fabrice Henches, Gerd Walter, Thomas Delot and the Ateliers de Construction de Vidy Lausanne
Sound: Thomas Delot
Light manager: Bastien Courthieu
Stage manager: Anthony Nicolas, Fabrice Henches, Gerd Walter
Wardrobe, accessories: Sabine Schlemmer
Production – Administration, touring: Emmanuelle Taccard
Confections, fabrications: Monika Schwarzl, Victoria Thiérrée, Marie Rossetti, Laura Léonard, Sabine Schlemmer
Thanks to: Brad Ackley, Matthieu Bony, Brigitte Brassard, Julie Guibert, Nasser Hammadi, Gildas Lointier, Frédéric Longbois, Quentin Manfroy and the Centre National de la Danse
Executive production: Compagnie du Hanneton ‐ Junebug
Co-productions : Théâtre Vidy Lausanne, Théâtre de la Ville Paris, Le Printemps des Comédiens Montpellier, Théâtre Royal de Namur, La Coursive Scène Nationale de La Rochelle, Sadler’s Wells Theatre (London) in collaboration with Crying Out Loud, Festival Tchekhov Moscou, Le Cado Orléans, Maison de la Culture de Nevers, Théâtre André Malraux Rueil Malmaison, Espace Jacques Prévert Aulnay sous Bois, Adelaïde Festival, Le Carré Saint Médard en Jalles, L’Arc Scène Nationale du Creusot
With the support of the Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication – D.G.C.A. et de l’Adami
La compagnie du Hanneton is supported by the Ministère de la Culture D.G.C.A. and funded by the Fondation BNP Paribas