Les Âmes Nocturnes
Le Shlemil Théâtre (France)
Two masters of mime lead you into a humorous night of bizarre dreams
Toured successfully in France and abroad, and performed
with great success at the Festival Off d'Avignon 2009 and 2010
In the still of the night, a quarrelsome couple toss and turn in bed, caught up in a strange series of fleeting dreams. While he is busy battling with his mischievous duvet, she morphs into a shadow who loves to play jokes. There's more: a pianist who plays upside down, a sleepwalker who takes to the air. All put in an appearance during this striking visual tale that reshapes the boundaries of reality and imagination.
True originals Cécile Roussat and Julien Lubek graduated from the International Mimodrama School in Paris, where they studied under the supervision of the late mime legend Marcel Marceau. In this crossover between mime, dance, circus arts and object theatre, the duo deliver an unforgettable performance that moves everyday situations into the realm of the poetic and absurd. With music of Vivaldi, Schubert, Chopin and a lot more, the show is full of imagination, creating a sense of boundary-free universality.