The season is coming to an end at the Théâtre de l’Archipel in Perpignan
Designed by renowned French architect Jean Nouvel as an artistic hub for Perpignan and its surrounding area, the Théâtre de l’Archipel was inaugurated in June 2012. The eye-catching, juxtopositional design of the building itself has been a physical representation of the rich and diverse cultural programme performed within. Doménac Reixach has now stepped down from his position as Artistic Director but the 2016/17 season, managed on an interim basis by Jackie Surjus-Collet, has met the high standards of quality that have become the norm at the Théâtre de l’Archipel.
Dance, circus, theatre and music of all varieties: audiences of all ages have been able to watch, listen and discover the very best in performance arts. With interactive workshops, lectures, conferences, exhibitions, lunch-break performances and an independent programme hosted at El Médiator, it’s been a truly great season. And there’s still chance to catch some fabulous entertainment before the final curtain falls.
Friday 9th (7pm) & Saturday 10th (6pm) June
Multimedia Family Theatre
A combination of animation, marionette puppets, live music and theatre; the Stereotypik company takes the whole family on a voyage of discovery into the surprising universe of the circus. Trapeze artists splat to the floor, the lion tamer is devoured by his charge and the cannonball man disappears… but the magic eclipses the tragedy and the circus is alive with excitement!
Monday 12th (8.30pm) & Tuesday 13th (7pm) June
Les Ballets C. de la B. / Alain Platel
9 dancers, two Congolese singers and a musical score inspired by Gustav Mahler bring an impressive set design to life in this emotive story of life in the 1920s, during the depression after the First World War. Belgian-based dance troup, C. de la B. brings choreographers and dancers from a variety of disciplines into one unique artistic vision; ecclectic, anarchic and engaging.
Friday 16th (7pm) & Saturday 17th (8.30pm) June
The virtuoso fearlessness of the Finnish Race Horse Company will take your breath away. The 6 performers present an unforgettably vibrant circus spectacle, including the wheel of death and a human catapult! Developing their favourite traditional acts into daredevil stunts that must be seen to be believed, thrills are guaranteed for this end-of-season special.