The Blacks

Ever since the revelation of Deafman Glance, those who experience a work by Robert Wilson know that they are head and body smack in the middle of our historical patrimony of the contemporary performing arts.  As for Genet, no one will dispute his rightful seat at the table of 20th century classics.  Hieratic and carnavelesque, The Blacks is a multi-faceted work, drawn from theater (the burlesque theater of clowns), ritual and improvisation.  Wilson refuses to choose between the numerous possible readings.  Without ever being didactic, he paints, gives rhythm to and minutely fine-tunes his sublime choreographies according to his unique and inimitable language.  From what we have seen during the preliminary rehearsals with the actors, the Blacks, our next window onto Wilson’s singular world, should simply be…sublime.

 

Odéon 6e

Place de l'Odéon Paris 75006 France

Odéon 6e

03 october – 21 november 2014 / Length 1h50

The Blacks
Les Nègres

by Jean Genet

direction, scenography and lighting by Robert Wilson

with Armelle Abibou, Astrid Bayiha, Daphné Biiga Nwanak, Bass Dhem, Lamine Diarra, Nicole Dogué, William Edimo, Jean-Christophe Folly, Kayije Kagame, Gaël Kamilindi, Babacar M’Baye Fall, Logan Corea Richardson, Xavier Thiam, Charles Wattara

in French

Length 1h50

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  • The Blacks | photo de répétition © Lucie Jansch
    photo de répétition © Lucie Jansch
  • The Blacks | photo de répétition © Lucie Jansch
    photo de répétition © Lucie Jansch
  • The Blacks | photo de répétition © Lucie Jansch
    photo de répétition © Lucie Jansch
  • The Blacks | photo de répétition © Lucie Jansch
    photo de répétition © Lucie Jansch
  • The Blacks | photo de répétition © Lucie Jansch
    photo de répétition © Lucie Jansch
  • The Blacks | photo de répétition © Lucie Jansch
    photo de répétition © Lucie Jansch
  • The Blacks | photo de répétition © Lucie Jansch
    photo de répétition © Lucie Jansch
  • The Blacks | photo de répétition © Lucie Jansch
    photo de répétition © Lucie Jansch
Pièces jointes

Ever since the revelation of Deafman Glance, those who experience a work by Robert Wilson know that they are head and body smack in the middle of our historical patrimony of the contemporary performing arts.  As for Genet, no one will dispute his rightful seat at the table of 20th century classics.  Hieratic and carnavelesque, The Blacks is a multi-faceted work, drawn from theater (the burlesque theater of clowns), ritual and improvisation.  Wilson refuses to choose between the numerous possible readings.  Without ever being didactic, he paints, gives rhythm to and minutely fine-tunes his sublime choreographies according to his unique and inimitable language.  From what we have seen during the preliminary rehearsals with the actors, the Blacks, our next window onto Wilson’s singular world, should simply be…sublime.

 

Autour du spectacle

Pièces jointes

Credits

Dramaturgy Ellen Hammer
Artistical collaboration Charles Chemin
Set design assistant Stephanie Engeln
Costumes Moidele Bickel
Lighting assistant Xavier Baron
Music Dickie Landry


production Odéon-Théâtre de l'Europe
coproduction Festival d'Automne à Paris, Théâtre National Populaire – Villeurbanne, deSingel campus des arts international – Anvers, Festival Automne en Normandie, La Comédie de Clermont-Ferrand scène nationale

with the Festival d'Automne à Paris

with the support of the Cercle de l'Odéon and LVMH

On Tour

Le Cadran / Automne en Normandie / Evreux

Wednesday December 3 2014 / 20:30
Thursday December 4 2014 / 20:30

La Comédie, scène nationale / Clermont-Ferrand

Sunday December 14 2014 / 15:00
Monday December 15 2014 / 20:30

Théâtre National Populaire / Villeurbanne

Friday January 9 2015 / 20:00
Saturday January 10 2015 / 20:00
Sunday January 11 2015 / 16:00
Tuesday January 13 2015 / 20:00
Wednesday January 14 2015 / 20:00
Thursday January 15 2015 / 20:00
Friday January 16 2015 / 20:00
Saturday January 17 2015 / 20:00
Sunday January 18 2015 / 16:00

deSingel - Campus artistique international / Anvers

Sunday January 25 2015 / 20:00
Monday January 26 2015 / 20:00
Tuesday January 27 2015 / 20:00
Wednesday January 28 2015 / 20:00