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Seuls en Scène 2023 presents Une autre histoire du théâtre by Fanny de Chaillé
September 10 • 3:00 pmFree
Fanny de Chaillé turns the stage into a place where ideas circulate and bodies become the vehicle for thought. In the company of a troupe of young actors, she dissects theater and its history. In doing so, she investigates the power of acting itself and its roots in the here and now of stage performance.
For decades, theater has been reinventing itself at the crossroads between visual arts, dance, and music, and it is these radical changes that Fanny de Chaillé recounts in Une autre histoire du théâtre. Put another way, the piece deals with how the advent of transdisciplinarity has revolutionized theater and the way we view it, and how it has enabled new forms to find their place. De Chaillé brings to the stage four young performers who she worked with during her previous creation, Le Choeur. Together, they perform major scenes from classic works and examine their models, or references, to play around with the frontiers between fiction and reality, thereby putting acting and theatrical illusion on display. Aimed at all audiences, the piece summons up the practice of the actor and their fundamental place in the history of theater. At the heart of all theatrical creation lies this central question: Why do young performers desire to become actors? Through their movements and energy, these four actors and actresses embrace and share the whole history of theater.
The show is performed in French with English subtitles. Show duration is 1 hour.
Presented in partnership with Festival d’Automne 2023.
Show Tickets & Details
Performances are free and open to the public; advance tickets required. Reserve tickets online through University Ticketing (tickets available soon)
The Hearst Theater is wheelchair accessible. The show is performed in French with English subtitles.
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