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Joël Pommerat's Cinderella, the Akram Khan-style Jungle Book, the Oh les beaux jours! festival... Our 5 cultural must-sees

2022-05-18T10:45:00.182Z

Theatre, dance, books... Every fortnight, Madame Figaro offers her cultural selection. Cinderella , a theatrical fiction for all Joël Pommerat undertook the rewriting of the tales of Perrault and the Grimm brothers (2004 Le Petit Chaperon rouge, 2008 Pinocchio , 2011 Cendrillon ) to interest his daughter Agathe, then aged 7, in his work. “We are all permanently connected to our childhood. When looking to create fiction, tales are a first answer. These are ancestral myths. They carr



Cinderella

, a theatrical fiction for all

Joël Pommerat undertook the rewriting of the tales of Perrault and the Grimm brothers (2004

Le

Petit Chaperon rouge,

2008

Pinocchio

, 2011

Cendrillon

) to interest his daughter Agathe, then aged 7, in his work.

“We are all permanently connected to our childhood.

When looking to create fiction, tales are a first answer.

These are ancestral myths.

They carry a fundamental story,” he says.

And his

Cinderella,

(called Sandra or even Cendrier), game between fidelity and betrayal, highlights the mourning of the mother, the contradiction between the desire to live and that of keeping the memory, the guilt that results from it.

Beauty of images, virtuosity of form, simplicity of writing, complexity of reality… This

Cinderella

is a masterpiece!

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Cendrillon,

Joël Pommerat, at the Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin, until July 7.

Love songs

, the new MEP exhibition

Full screen

Hervé Guibert,

The Fiancé II

, 1982, MEP Collection, Paris.

Gift of Christine Guibert.

Christine Guibert

In the preamble, this profession of faith from Nan Goldin: “For me photography is the opposite of detachment.

It's a way of touching the other: it's a caress.

Inspired by

The Ballad of Sexual Dependency (1986), the

Love Songs

exhibition

is imagined as a love music compilation.

The first part is made up of images from the 1950s to 1990s, the second from the 1980s to the present day.

Presenting 14 series produced by the greatest photographers of the 20th and 21st centuries (Nobuyoshi Araki and Nan Goldin confronted with Larry Clark, Hervé Guibert, Alix Cléo Roubaud or Lin Zhipeng, Hideka Tonomura, Collier Schorr…), the course invites you to discover stories intimate relationships and very diverse love patterns.

Here, everything is poetry,

"Love songs, intimate photographs", at the MEP in Paris, until August 21

Jungle Book Reimagined

, an ecological fable at Châtelet

Full screen

Jungle Book Reimagined

by Akram Khan.

Ambra Vernuccio

Rudyard Kipling 's The Jungle Book

is one of choreographer Akram Khan's favorite childhood stories.

He even performed Mowgli, when he was a college student, in a traditional Indian dance performance.

Today, one hundred and twenty-eight years after the publication of the book, which is nourished by Indian myths, Akram Khan takes hold of the story.

He adapts it into an ecological fable with, as a result, climate change and the migration crisis.

Mowgli has become a girl, the jungle has become urban, the elephants have fled their zoo, the monkeys have escaped from laboratories... To music by Jocelyn Pook, ten exceptional dancers dialogue with sublime animations by Naaman Azrahi and projections by visual artists from Yeast Culture.

Dance, music, theatre… this show is a delight.

Jungle Book Reimagined,

Akram Khan, at the Théâtre du Châtelet, until May 26

Oh good days !

: the literary festival of Marseille

Full screen

The festival Oh, the beautiful days!

Press office

It's nice to borrow the title of a play by Beckett, Oh, beautiful days!

to designate a literary festival, especially when it takes place in Marseille, the second largest city in France.

"In May, read what you like" is the invitation to the reader/viewer.

As usual, for its 6th edition, Oh les beaux jours!

promises literary friction, in other words an interdisciplinary dialogue between literature and music, comics, cinema, photography, the human sciences... On the program this year: artists who perform at the Mucem (Joy Sorman, Christiane Jatahy…) at the Criée theater (Christine Angot, Anna Mouglalis…), at the Pierre Barbizet conservatory (Constance Debré, Albin de la Simone…) but also in the Alcazar library or at the Marseille History Museum… all 90 artists,

Oh good days !

from May 24 to 29, in Marseille

Right next to me

, the reconstruction novel

Full screen

Right next to me

by Sophie Carquain.

Press office

Susie, who lost her little sister at the Bataclan during the November 13 attack, is a survivor.

A survivor trying to pick up the thread of her life.

Decor painter, here she is commissioned by the Wagner family to create a mural in tribute to their missing son.

In fact, Niels is a Hikikomori, a syndrome of isolation that appeared in the 1990s in Japan with the economic crisis and social pressure.

With the Covid-19 pandemic, they are multiplying in the United States and all over the planet: the cases are estimated at 1 million today.

Between Susie and Niels, these two dented by life, a bond is forged... This novel with a sharp style, full of humanity, is the work of Sophie Carquain, journalist/writer who knows stories with, in her active, more than 200 tales for children and adults.

Right next to me,

Sophie Carquain, Charleston editions, 224 pages, 19 euros.

Source: lefigaro

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