James Thierrée and the ghosts of Sadler's Wells
Sadler’s Wells in
Finally, at the end of XVIII century, three great modern genres simultaneously emerged from that world: opera, ballet, and circus.
Today, Sadler’s Wells is still surviving on the same place: a modern building, temple of contemporary dance. Next week, a show will unsuspectably bring back the surreal tradition of early pantomime, even in all his modernity: it is due to James Thierrée’s company, with his third acclamed show “Au Revoir Parapluie” (literally: “farewell umbrella”). The perfect nightmare for the Halloween weekend.
If you don’t know James, he is one of world’s foremost visual performers: writer, director, acrobat, mime, dancer, actor, etc. Just as his father Jean Baptiste and his mother Victoria Chaplin. Just as his grandfather Charles Chaplin. Who, at his turn, was the most talented son of the
We devote to this bizarre coincidence today’s gallery.
If you live on the other side of the Ocean, this very same show will be presented in early December at Brooklin Academy of Music.