Homo Sapiens création

  • L’Apprentie Compagnie – La Comédie de Saint-Etienne

    France

    Clowning

  • 1h40
    Ages 12 and up
© Vincent Arbelet

Presentation

With infectious energy and ferocious humor,  seven clowns invite the audience to take a poetic, playful, and joyful journey to the origins of our humanity. What is the clown's first act? And what did this "animal" look like in the wild before it was domesticated? Both monstrous and wildly endearing, these clowns revisit the first sparks, the ones that gave rise to the very first bursts of laughter...

Director Caroline Obin 
Staging and scenography Caroline Obin
Dramaturgy Harry Holtzman
Choreography (krump) Emilie Ouedraogo Spencer
Performers Mario de Jesus Barragan, Margaux Desailly*, Danielle Le Pierrès, Jaime Monfort, Marcelo Nunes, Ilaria Romanini, Loriane Wagner  / *graduate of the École de la Comédie
Musical creation Jérôme Lapierre
Costumes Yvett Rotscheid
Collaboration Ouria Dahmani-Khouhli
Light design and general technician Carine Gérard
Stunts Elise Ouvrier-Buffet

 

Production L'Apprentie Compagnie, La Comédie de Saint-Étienne national drama center / Théâtre Dijon Bourgogne national drama center Coproductions / Residencies CIRCa national circus center in Auch, Occitanie / La Verrerie national circus center in Alès, Occitanie / Archaos ,national circus center in Marseille / La Cascade national circus center in Ardèche / Le Carré Magique national circus center in Lannion / Agora national circus center in Boulazac, Aquitaine / La Grainerie travelling and circus arts center in Toulouse / L'Usine national center for streets arts and art in public spaces in Tournefeuille Toulouse-Métropole / Espace Culturel des Corbières CCRLCM, Ferrals-les-Corbières / Théâtre de l'Agora national theater for Évry in Essonne / Théâtre dans les Vignes in Couffoulens Support Fondation E.C. Art-Pomaret / DRAC Occitanie / Région Occitanie / Aude Department / Académie Fratellini,  École Supérieure des Arts du Cirque de Saint-Denis / Ésacto'Lido circus arts school in Toulouse. L'Apprentie Cie is subsidized by the DRAC Occitanie, the Région Occitanie, and Aude Departement as part of the creative projet program

"Caroline Obin creates a raw poetry of the body that gives a place to the first actions and stammerings, to the primary instincts of our dreamed life."

– theatre-contemporain.net

Caroline Obin has been the artistic director of the Apprentie Compagnie since 1997 and is also the creator of the clown-character Proserpine. Since 2014, she has been doing university research on the role of the clown in the visual arts. Today, she is developing the “Raout” artistic and philosophical research laboratory with the Les EnchantReurs  collective.

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