“Giving shape to the invisible”
- In-person event
- ≈ 1 hour and 20 minutes · No intermission
The art of acting is layered with mystery. Actors make a profession of embodying others. The first thing they do is leave themselves behind in the dressing room in order to channel themselves, body and voice, into the spirit of fictitious beings.
Marie Brassard’s approach is rooted in her unshakeable faith in the creative power of the actor. For L’ombre, at the invitation of Mani Soleymanlou, she has brought together nine luminous performers, all recent theatre school graduates, and assembled a team of outstanding designers. She guides them on an exhilarating theatrical adventure through the imaginary dimensions of the stage, of stories, and of existence.
In a century that sometimes overvalues clarity, precision and beliefs, this show is a tribute to ambiguity, uncertainty and doubt. Marie Brassard has offered this promising collective a rich exploration space where ideas and images can emerge, free and unfettered, gradually shaping a parallel universe.
And though this quest is driven by the vigorous experience of youth, the journey may ultimately produce a mythology rich in divinities and chimeras that leads us back to the living source of the oldest stories. For throughout the ages, theatre is that shadowy territory where spectres, dreams and impossibilities speak again and return our gaze.
Click here to learn more about Marie Brassard and the Collective.
Mani invites Marie
On Thursday September 28, starting at 6pm, Mani Soleymanlou with speak with Marie Brassard at the NAC Peter A. Herrndorf Place, as part of the Grandes rencontres du Théâtre français. All are welcome!