Piece for 9 performers


Maguy Marin

Conception : Maguy Marin

Distribution : (en cours)
Assistante : Cathy Polo
Dispositif sonore, musique : Denis Mariotte
Lumières : Alexandre Béneteaud

Costumes : Nelly Geyres
Son : Chloé Barbe

Régie plateau : Balyam Ballabeni
Diffusion internationale : A Propic – Line Rousseau, Marion Gauvent

Production : Compagnie Maguy Marin
Coproduction : Théâtre de la ville de Paris, Maison de la Danse, Le Toboggan, House on Fire, Théâtre Garonne – Scène européenne, BIT Teatergarasjen, Kaaitheater
Soutien : Ministère de Culture et de la Communication – DGCA, Ville de Lyon, Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Programme Culture de l’Union Européenne
Aide : Institut français

Création novembre 2004, Le Toboggan, Décines
Reprise 2013

A plastic world buffeted by a stormy wind, at first glance Umwelt appears to be a wall of mirrored doors, set up in staggered rows at the back of the stage. One by one these mirrors are pushed open by performers who enter and leave in turn in an uninterrupted merry-go-round of figures and “vignettes” in action : one bites into an apple, another runs his hand through his hair, a third puts on an item of clothing. Sometimes two doors open almost simultaneously, or three or more, and the collections of gestures, scenes and snapshots are superimposed or clash together in an inexorable rhythm. The comings and goings are reflected in the mirrors, the figures are divided up, the gestures become blurred, situations interrupt and respond to one other. Marking a turning point in Maguy Marin’s work, Umwelt offers a fascinating vision of what existence is – banal, multiple, linked to echoes of other existences. A time, passing through, a movement, somewhere between appearance and disappearance.


Fri. 28.05.2021
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Sat. 29.05.2021
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