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  • D'après Lewis Carroll

    Macha Makeïeff

    Marseille

  • La FabricA

    Creation 2019

    Running time 1h50

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    Lewis Carroll dreams of Alice, unless it’s the other way around. Who dreams of what? A journey through a magical world to escape the cruelty of reality.

 

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Lewis versus Alice © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Lewis versus Alice © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Lewis versus Alice © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Lewis versus Alice © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Lewis versus Alice © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Lewis versus Alice © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Lewis versus Alice © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Lewis versus Alice © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Lewis versus Alice © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Lewis versus Alice © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

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Lewis versus Alice © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Lewis versus Alice © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Lewis versus Alice © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Lewis versus Alice © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Lewis versus Alice © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Lewis versus Alice © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Lewis versus Alice © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

 

Presentation

  • Who in the audience is entirely clear about Lewis? Who knows that Lewis Carroll was an eccentric clergyman from Oxford, a photographer, a logician, and a spiritualist? And who thinks they know Alice? With Lewis versus Alice, Macha Makeïeff dives into the fantastic universe of the great British writer to explore the psyche of this enigmatic poet who rebelled against Victorian conventions, a strange collector who would be celebrated by the Surrealists... His reverie shows us the contradictions of a troubled world where everything is in flux and can reverse itself with humour and fragility. Because “in Lewis Carroll's work everything is word, and only word, there's nothing dramatic about it, it's a like a conversation in a dream. It's 'said' and then it's gone...” Accompanied by gothic pop music, sounds and voices that seem to come from another world, the show makes the audience face the supernatural: a set and what sits behind, characters that disappear, half-light and shards of dreams, tongue twisters in French and English... Worlds atop worlds mirroring each other, like Lewis-Alice, who loved nothing more than to defy the cruelty of reality.

    A writer, plastic artist, and director of La Criée, Centre dramatique national de Marseille, Macha Makeïeff loves to explore the pleasure of the eyes as much as that of words and bodies. At the theatre and the opera, and in museums, she creates sets and costumes, and acts as director. Lewis Carroll was the ideal author to venture into the pleasure brought by the contradictions of language and to explore dreams and the supernatural. During the Festival d'Avignon, Macha Makeïeff will present, at the Maison Jean Vilar, Spoilsport, Curious Collections and Disquieting Things, an echo to the creation of Lewis versus Alice

    A garrulous writer with an enigmatic personality, Lewis Carroll was born in 1832 and grew up in a large family of 11 children, with an ecclesiastic for a father, during the strict time that was Victorian England. He dedicated his life to mathematics and to the writing of fantastic fictions, the most famous of which remains Alice in Wonderland.

    The work of Lewis Carroll is published by Gallimard La Pléiade. Lewis Carroll's La Chasse au Snark, translated by Jacques Roubaud, is published by Gallimard.
    Macha Makeïeff's Zone Céleste is published by Actes Sud

  • Distribution

    With Geoffrey Carey, Caroline Espargilière, Vanessa Fonte, Clément Griffault, Jan Peters, Geoffroy Rondeau, Rosemary Standley
    and on picture Michka Wallon

    Text Lewis Carroll
    Adaptation Macha Makeïeff, Gaëlle Hermant after Lewis Carroll
    Direction, costumes and stage set Macha Makeïeff
    Lights Jean Bellorini
    Music Clément Griffault
    Sound Sébastien Trouvé
    Hairstyle and make up Cécile Kretschmar
    Magic Raphaël Navarro
    Choreography Guillaume Siard
    Images Clément Vial 
    Direction Assistants Clémence Bezat, Claudine Crauland, Gaëlle Hermant, Arthur Chavaudret, Antoine Terrieux
    English language advisor Camilla Barnes

    Production

    Production La Criée Théâtre national de Marseille
    Coproduction Festival d'Avignon, Théâtre Gérard Philipe Centre dramatique national de Saint-Denis, Maison de la Culture d'Amiens - Pôle européen de création et de production.
    With the help of  Ateliers du Théâtre national populaire Villeurbanne for the stage set construction, Pavillon Bosio - Ecole supérieure d'arts plastiques de la Ville de Monaco; Haute École des arts du Rhin, Université Caen Normandie, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3, LESA Aix-Marseille Université, École Axe Sud
    Many thanks to the entire team of La Criée

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AND...

  • Show retransmission
  • Retransmission of Lewis vs Alice on ARTE

     
  • Replay on arte.tv

 
 

On tour

  • Marseille
  • from 27-11-2019
    to 07-12-2019
  • La Criée
  • Marseille
  • from 27-11-2019
    to 06-12-2019
  • La Criée
  • La Roche-sur-Yon
  • from 13-11-2019
    to 14-11-2019
  • Le Grand R