08.02.05 — 10.04.05
Grenoble - Metz - Rouen - Strasbourg - Reims - Paris - Madrid - Luxembourg

When I take off my skin and touch the sky with my nose, only then can I see little voices amuse themselves.

Robyn Orlin has been involved for a long time in a work process where art and life are at one. Colonialism, racism or AIDS, her plays stigmatise the violences her country has been through. While Johannesburg is at the center of her concerns, the choreographer uses a stinging humor and sets stripping situations. She often mixes South Africa's daily life objects and traditionnal dances and western culture's video-art and classical ballet. In her creation, the opera is a place of crime. It is a way of looking at two cultures with irony and a lot of humor, showing their different visions and values : Africa and Europe.

A proposition by : Robyn Orlin
Singers/Dancers : Toni Morkel, Ann Masina, Denver Smith, Thamsanqa Mqaba, Thamsanqa Khaba, Melissa Madden Gray
Lighting creation : Michael Maxwell
Costumes creation : Birgit Neppl
Sound : Alain Mahé assisté de Thierry Guiot
Scenography assistant : Atelier Maciej Fiszer
Diffusion : Damien Valette
Tour director : Marc Wagenbach

A coproduction between City Theater & Dance Group, Théâtre de la Ville - Paris, MC2 : Maison de la Culture - Grenoble, Grand Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg