Monday, November 05, 2007

James Thiérrée - Au Revoir Parapluie at BAM



"...a journey as beautiful and disturbing as a dream or fable."
—LE MONDE



AU REVOIR PARAPLUIE

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY JAMES THIÉRRÉE
DEC 4—8, 11—15 AT 7:30PM
DEC 9 & 16 AT 3PM
BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) HARVEY THEATER
RUNNING TIME: 100MIN
TICKETS: $20, 35, 50, 60


Nouveau cirque wunderkind James Thiérrée makes his highly anticipated return to BAM with the soulful Au Revoir Parapluie, the follow-up to Bright Abyss, his transfixing, sold-out debut at the 2005 Next Wave Festival.

Marvelous physical theatrics—acrobatics, dance, mime, music—abound. The show begins with a fantastic creature, covered in gold glitter and crooning in an unidentifiable tongue. Realizing that it can’t escape its golden shroud, its face crumples in anguish. The curtain opens to reveal ominously swirling ropes on which climb changelings—careening, flying, and dancing in pitched battle with rocking chairs and great swaths of black cloth. With Au Revoir Parapluie (which translates as "Farewell Umbrella") the extraordinarily gifted and charming Thiérrée and his astonishing company achieve a most delicate balance of pathos and delight.


3 comments:

Ron Jarvis said...

Pat,

James'sister will be bringing her company to UCLA Live April 10-13th 2008. I encourage all the west coast bozo's to attend.

clownron

http://www.uclalive.org/event.asp?Event_ID=484

Raffaele De Ritis said...

For all interested in this marvellous performer, there are some pictures of James' show on my blog:

www.raffaelederitis.blogspot.com

Tim said...

Saw the show's U.S. Premiere in Chicago Wednesday night. Fantastic! And herein lies REAL comedics.

~ Tim