Théâtre de l’Archipel
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 October 2011. The eye-catching, juxtapositional design of the building itself has been a physical representation of the rich and diverse cultural programme performed within.
Dance, circus, theatre and music of all varieties: audiences of all ages can watch, listen and discover the very best in performance arts. With interactive workshops, lectures, conferences, exhibitions and lunch-break performances, the innovation is set to continue with the brand new programme for the 2018/19 season.
Be sure to book well in advance as shows often sell out quickly!
Friday 2nd (8.30pm) & Saturday 3rd (7pm)
The Franco-Catalan circus company, Baro D’Evel Cirk, is back with a new creation. In 2012, he capsized the theatre with Mazùt, a comical quest for the inner animal. In Là, the magpie replaces the horse and orchestrates a show where the improbable, the abstract, the absurd and the instinctive come together in a kaleidoscopic spectacle, in black and white!
Friday 16th – Sunday 25th
FESTIVAL AUJOURD’HUI MUSIQUES
|Friday 16th, 8.30pm||Ciné-concert : Foxtrot Delirium|
|Saturday 17th, 8.30pm||Musical theatre : Flesh|
|Sunday 18th, 6pm||Juggling: Magnétic|
|Monday 19th, 7pm / Tuesday 20th, 8.30pm||Musical meal: La Tentation des Pieuvres|
|Wednesday 21st, 7pm||Chamber music: Quatuor Markokosmos|
|Thursday 22nd, 7.15am & 7pm||Sunrise/sunset concert: Duo Voix & Violoncelle|
|Friday 23rd, 8.30pm||Sound show: Cosmos 1969|
|Saturday 24th, 4pm & 8.30pm / Sunday 25th, 11am||Musical theatre: La Voix Humaine|
|Sunday 25th, 6pm||Dance: Guerre (de la ligne et de la couleur)|
Sunday 25th (6pm)
The fascinating ease of movement, music like a beating pulse, the interplay between light and shadow: this masterpiece of aerial choreography combines art, dance and cinema. A reflection on the war between rock art, line and colour, the choreography tells a story of conflict, but it is in the softness and attention to the other that the magic happens, and we no longer know how to distinguish the dancers from the circus performers, carried away by each other in whirlwinds of disturbing beauty.
Wednesday 5th (8.30pm)
CALI CHANTE LÉO FERRÉ
From childhood, through adolescence, and on into his adult life as an artist, Cali has been accompanied by Léo Ferré. Guardian angel, role model, guide, brother-in-arms, best friend. With immense respect and a touch of madness, the songwriter becomes a singer, a performer of the poetry and melodies of one of the greatest artists of his time.
Sunday 9th (4.30pm)
Combining innovation and tradition, the Debussy Quartet takes to the stage under the direction of Louise Moaty to perform Mozart’s Requiem and Haydn’s Oratorio. The two works are masterpieces from the history of music, transcribed for string quartet and divinely interpreted by this French ensemble. The Debussy Quartet invites us to an aesthetic and spiritual ceremony, a musical and visual celebration full of passion and drama.
Wednesday 19th – Sunday 23rd
The great Slava show is back once again, with its fairytale poetry and whirlwind snowstorms. Don’t miss this group of shaggy clowns on their crazy, epic, hilarious and divinely human adventure. Travel with them to a land of childhood dreams, on a journey full of sensations and a firework display of emotions. There is no limit to the sweet delirium of this mischievous and fanciful troupe. Hitting the stage like a comet, sparkling with laughter and wonder, it’s the perfect recipe for Christmas.
Saturday 5th (6pm)
ORCHESTRE NATIONAL DU CAPITOLE DE TOULOUSE
The Capitol Orchestra and its talented, young conductor celebrate 2019 in the purest Viennese tradition of the New Year’s Concert. Evan Rogister leads his musicians in the footsteps of Johann Strauss, father and son, performing their most beautiful waltz series. The perfect way to welcome in the new year.
Wednesday 16th (8.30pm) & Friday 18th (8.30pm)
RAIN / ROSAS DANST ROSAS
Two evenings of dance by leading Belgian choreographer, Anne Terese de Keersmaker. Originally inspired by American minimalist music, the choreographer explores her art with influences from Bach, jazz, rock or Indian music. She also works from text such as Rainer Maria Rilke’s poetry. Recreating the link between dance and music, which is often played live, performances are energetic, rigorous and often based on geometric motifs from the stage space.
Wednesday 30th (8.30pm)
This talented performer loves to challenge the codes of the Flamenco that she respects and reveres so much. Rocío Márquez, with her clear and deep vocals, follows the daring trail blazed by a certain Israel Galván. The Andalusian cantaora amplifies the traditional art form while allowing her instinct to guide her to new horizons.
As featured in POL N° 61 (autumn 2018)
Théâtre de l’Archipel
Avenue Général Leclerc
04 68 62 62 00
Tickets available online, by telephone or on site (Tues – Sat 12pm – 6.30pm)