Parachuted into the heart of a dreamlike plot, a dreaming girl falls from one imaginary space into another, pursuing a strange nursery rhyme in a series of closed-door scenes. Accompanied by a mysterious and large sheet of white cardboard, she is caught up in a game of manipulations with incessant reversals, a maze of sound situations entirely live. She gradually takes possession of this enigmatic partner as she gives him life: bearing multiple figures, he merges with the wings of a bird, becomes a moving table, shines like a star, and inevitably closes like a trap. An unlikely partnership that straddles imbalance, phantasmagoria, sound hallucinations and graphic reversals.
Very loosely based on Lewis Carroll, this Alice tells us the story of whimsical solitude, punctuated by the absurd, at every moment oscillating between enchantment and fear.
Concept, choreography, performance: Shantala Pèpe / Light and sound sytem, artistic collaboration: Hugues Girard / Choreography assistant: Maria Eugenia Lopez / Costume: Patricia Eggerickx.
Production: Incógnita asbl / Co-production: Les Brigittines / Supported by: Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Centre Culturel Jacques Franck, Théâtre Marni.
Picture: Andrea Messana.