Compagnie 111 – Aurélien Bory (F): Sans objet
|Date:||12 September 2012, Wednesday 20:00|
Man and Machine
The co-production of Compagnie 111 and Aurélien Bory, Sans objet (without object) is yet another exceptional piece on Trafó’s repertoire between September 12 and 14. Basically, everything revolves around two acrobats and a 1970s industrial robot. The French theater director wanted to introduce on stage an industrial robot strong enough to move the scenery as well as the performers around. According to Zoe Anderson from The Independent, the human performers, Olivier Alenda and Olivier Boyer, are taut and disciplined, but that robot is the star of the show. The machine has the role of a “full-fledged protagonist” but as Bory says it will be used as a “puppet” – a 100% technological being – in its dialogue with an ordinary contemporary man. In today’s world, humans and technology are closely related to one another and Sans objet aims to point out how quick the relationship between man and machine is unfolding. Compagnie 111 members, by the way, trained at theLidoCircusSchool inToulouse and worked with Archaos, the World Circus Festival and Mladan Materic’s Tattoo Theatre before setting up their own ensemble in 1999.