Performance

VenueThe Pit, Barbican Centre
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From23rd January 2018
To27th January 2018
WhenTue-Thu 18:30, 20:30. Fri 18:30. Sat 15:00, 18:00
What is currently on at The Pit, Barbican Centre (V372)

L'Insolite Mecanique: Lift Off (Je brasse de l'air)

L'Insolite Mecanique: Lift Off (Je brasse de l'air)T1165152026
Be transported into a mysterious world of shadow and light, where mechanical installations come alive, illuminating Magali Rousseau's childhood dream of achieving flight. An enigmatic yet charismatic artist tells her story, of a little girl wishing 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 astonishingly engineered machines are born out of a career working in set and prop design. Here she collaborates with musician St?phane 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, then, for all the dreamers, young and old alike.


Archive :: production:T1165152026, performance:S0598922211, venue:V372

Production details

Performed in English and French Part of the London International Mime Festival (LIMF)

Company

Performer Magali Rousseau
Performer Stephane Diskus (musician)

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