L’Oiseau-Mouche

Compagnie de l’Oiseau-Mouche is a permanent professional theatrical groupe made up of 23 actors, all of them individuals with a learning disability. Unequalled and unusual, the project remains unique in France. Each creation is the result of an artistic encounter between an invited artist and the actors he or she chooses to involve in this collaborative adventure. As of today, 45 theater performances have been created and performed over 1,600 times in France and abroad. Since June 2001, Compagnie de l’Oiseau-Mouche is based at Théâtre de l’Oiseau-Mouche in Roubaix, Northern France, a venue designed by and for Compagnie de l’Oiseau-Mouche. Each and every season, the theatre opens its doors to other artistic teams on the basis of an active partnership with the troupe. Compagnie de l’Oiseau-Mouche is accredited and supported by the Ministry of Culture and sustains strong partnerships with local governments.

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L’Oiseau-Mouche

EVENTS

 
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Not here by chance. A day in the life of l’Oiseau-Mouche.
WED 22 SEP

A day in the life of l’Oiseau-Mouche. The heart of the company is producing and presenting theatre pieces. But the heart of the company is also its 20 professional actors. And also a venue, a theatre, a multi-purpose and unique place where experimentation is key.

 

Available from 22-09 12:00 till 25-11 12:00

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Madisoning
 MON 20 SEP

While the Madison is a line dance craze, created in the 1960s in Ohio, Madisoning is a video and dance project for 4 l’Oiseau-Mouche actors: an obsessively rhythmic and compelling invitation to mix Macarena, contemporary dance and wedding rituals.

Madisoning is a compelling piece, mixing Macarena, contemporary dance and wedding rituals.

In Western Europe, our first experience with dance is usually through family reunions or weddings. This is where we all learn our classics: conga line, Macarena… And while many dancers look towards the US to find inspiration, Madisoning choses to explore this forgotten heritage.

On stage, the 4 actors from l’Oiseau-Mouche ensemble bring forth a unique ballet, obsessively rhythmic, deeply desynchronised, where the feet dance the madison while the arms do the macarena. An attempt to blur the frontiers between family folklore, pop dance beats and contemporary dance.

Available from 20-09 12:00 till 25-11 12:00

 
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Bouger Les Lignes
 MON 2 NOV

Four guides lead adults and children alike into the exploration of maps, those geostrategic and poetic itineraries to find you way or get lost.

A dot inside a circle. You are here. Or maybe there. It all depends on where we are.

A line on the floor delineates spaces with unstable borders and visible edges, trajectories to invent and territories to roam and conquer.

An object of power and control as well as the representation of a reality or the reflection of an imagined notion, the map is always changing, and is used to orient oneself, navigate, commerce, wage war, or even escape and dream.

Bouger les lignes leads four guides, themselves leading adults and children alike, into the exploration of those geostrategic or poetic itineraries.

From Sumerian tablets to interactive maps, from the map of Cassini to wind maps, they decipher captions, change scales, and multiply perspectives.

For the wish of director Bérangère Vantusso is to lead us into moving zones, both physically and emotionally, with images by artists Paul Cox and words by writer Nicolas Doutey.

Together, and with the Compagnie de l’Oiseau-Mouche, the idea is to reshuffle the cards to rethink the world.

 

“You can draw a map on a wall, think of it as an artwork, build it like a political act or like a mediation.” – Gilles Deleuze, Félix Gattari, “Rhizome”, A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia.

Available from 02-11 13:00 till 25-11 12:00

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Available from 02-11 13:00 till 25-11 12:00