22nd & 23rd January 2013
Le Grenat, Théâtre de l’Archipel, Perpignan
Alice in Wonderland
by the China New National Circus
Dramatist Fabrice Melquiot is one of today’s most inventive authors. He and Renaud Cohen forged a common dream: to create a circus-poem inspired by Alice in Wonderland. In order to accomplish this, they went to the remarkable traditional Chinese circus company Tianjin, with its brilliant acrobats and its orchestra’s precious tones.
Through 16 enchanting tableaux, his contemporary Alice revisits the adventures of the heroine of Lewis Carroll’s masterpiece beneath the neon lights of a China electrified by an unlikely encounter between Alice and a group of Mandarin acrobats. A passenger in this new version of his work, the author himself makes an appearance, seated at a table in a nightclub within the Chinese urban jungle. From this confrontation between the symbolic universe of Lewis Carroll and the bustling China of the twenty-first century, between traditional arts and contemporary creation, emerges a complete and unique show for the entire family!
Le Théâtre de l’Archipel
Avenue Général Leclerc
BP 90 327 – 66003 Perpignan cedex
Tel : 04 68 62 62 00
Email : email@example.com
Le Théâtre de l’Archipel
There is an exciting new addition to the Perpignan skyline. If you have been to Perpignan in the last few months you would have noticed a large construction along Avenue Général Leclerc and a giant concrete bubble. This bubble is now ‘the grenat,’ a large theatre space accommodating 1100 guests and the venue of the Théâtre de l’Archipel. Designed by renowned French architect Jean Nouvel, the theatre will bring a touch of prestige to the previously rundown edge of the city.
The new theatre and cultural precinct is designed to be an artistic & cultural hub for the city. Welcoming local and international artists, it is hoped the precinct will encourage a spirit of multiculturalism and social tolerance.
There is something for everyone in the season line-up including theatre, dance, circus, opera, classical & contemporary music, as well as a special programme for children. Some of the artists performing include Eric Cantona, Thomas Dutronc and Yael Naim. Ticket prices range from 11€ to 40€.
For ticket and performance information you can visit the theatre website: www.theatredelarchipel.org Here you will be able to read more about “the grenat” and take a virtual tour of the site.