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Joris Lacoste

Le Vrai spectacle
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Joris Lacoste

Le vrai spectacle, 2011

Photo: Marc Boyer / le Printemps de Septembre-à Toulouse
 

Joris Lacoste

Le vrai spectacle, 2011

Photo : Marc Boyer / le Printemps de Septembre-à Toulouse
 

Text and director: Joris Lacoste
Stage writing: Rodolphe Congé and Joris Lacoste
Performance: Rodolphe Congé
Music: Pierre-Yves Macé

Lighting: Caty Olive
Stage design: Nicolas Couturier
Sound: Kerwin Rolland
Assistant director: Hugo Layan
Administration, production and representation: Marc Pérennès, Edwige Dousset and Frédérique Payn
Estimated running time: 90 mins

“Theatregoers in the habit of snoozing comfortably in their seats will be the privileged spectators of my new piece.” This is how Joris Lacoste presents Le Vrai spectacle, an ambitious project involving collective daydreaming and an attempt to rehabilitate hypnosis in the theatre.

Since 2009 this author and director has suggested that we approach hypnosis as an art. In his first projects (notably the exhibition Le Cabinet d’hypnose, presented at the Printemps de Septembre 2010), he treated the hypnosis session as a performance for a single sleeping spectator, performing in a dream the history recounted to him. With Le vrai spectacle, he extends the principle to the theatre. In the company of the actor Rodolphe Congé, lighting designer Caty Olive, and composer Pierre-Yves Macé, he has created a show which displaces the scene into the minds of the spectators. This quasi-hallucinogenic experience of language is in keeping with Lacoste’s great theatrical obsession: to show, live, the production of fictions and the untameable power of the imaginary.

 

Coproduced with Théâtre Garonne