La Ville de Contrastes
Megalopolises are worlds of information where everyone can connect with each other at an instant. Yet, there seems to be a failure of communication. In the public spaces, such as the subways, the individuals carry on their affairs without talking or looking at one another. They carry an air of solitude.
About the training behind the creation
After five intensive months of training, La Ville de Contrastes is the creative result of the corporeal and vocal training taught by Leela Alaniz. Based on a mix of Corporeal Mime and Theatre Anthropology, the technical training allowed the actors to experiement and discover their own unique expressions. Unlike Method Acting, where the actor embodies a role of a character from a psychological investigation, the physical theatre approach searches for the inner impluses of the body and creates a role based on the truths of the self-discoveries. The drama is based on action rather than words.
Duration of Program
January to May 2007, Paris
Festival Mime en Mai, April 2007
Paris 8 University, Amphi X, Mai 2007
Show conceived and produced in the research studio of company Pas de Dieux, directed by Leela Alaniz
Directed by : Leela ALANIZ
Lighting Design: Paul Divel
Lighting Technician: Cyril DESCOURS
Special thanks for the support from:
Centre d’animation Mercoeur
Centre d’animation Jean Verdier
Théâtre de la danse