Santiago du Chili, 1 janvier 2012
felice anno nuovo
Gëzuar vitin e ri
güets nëies johr
happy new year
shnorhavor nor tari
yeni iliniz mubarek
Eurte berri on
честита нова година
sun lin fi lok
bon any nou
xin nian kuai le
seh heh bok mani bat uh seyo
pace e salute
mon swet zot la bonn anen
sretna nova godina
გილოცავთ ახალ წელს
rogüerohory año nuévo-re
nav varsh ki subhkamna
zoo xyoo tshiab
boldog új évet
selamat tahun baru
سال نو مبارک
yaña yıl belän
Chúc Mừng Nǎm Mới
Paris, December 6th 2011
Almost 10 000 of you – in Lyon, in the Rhône-Alpes region, and in Paris, at the Cartoucherie – have now seen the thirty young Cambodian actors in Hélène Cixous' L’Histoire terrible mais inachevée de Norodom Sihanouk, roi du Cambodge (The Terrible but Unfinished Story of Norodom Sihanouk)
directed by Georges Bigot and Delphine Cottu. Following this new staging - in the Khmer language – of the First Epoch, and before, we hope, the company's swift return for the creation of the Second Epoch, some of the young artists from Battambang's Phare Ponleu Selpak School of the Arts
will be performing Royaumes
, a circus show for all the family, here at the Cartoucherie over the holiday season from 11th - 31st December 2011. This production is brought to you by the Collectif clowns d’ailleurs et d’ici
and the Pharre Ponleu Selpak Cirk troupe. So there is still time to come and discover these young artists of great courage, integrity and breathtaking skill. We look forward to seeing you there.
2012 will begin with another momentous occasion, one very close to our hearts – the return to our theatre of Eugenio Barba's Odin Teatret
. Yes, from 8th-19th February 2012, Eugenio Barba will be back in France with his new production La Vie chronique
, which we are proud to say will be performed in our very own theatre. You may well remember Mythos and Ode to progress
which we hosted in 2000 and also Andersen’s Dream and Salt
in 2005. We will soon have more information and a complete programme of the fortnight's performances, discussions and workshops with Eugenio Barba, a great master and a very great friend.
We will also be continuing to support the work of several young companies. Two of our 'cousin' companies will perform productions which they created here :
will perform Tales from the Vienna Woods
by Ödon von Horvath, directed by Alexandre Zloto from 13th January - 5th February 2012.
- L’Instant d’une Résonance
presents Shakespeare's Cymbeline
, directed by Hélène Cinque, which will run from 8th March-29th April 2012.
And soon, we'll be able to let you know more about Lorialets
and the adventure of Notre Commune
- for this coming Spring which we hope will be a beautiful one for you all…
News from across the ocean, of our Naufragés du Fol Espoir
We have now completed the first part of an extremely joyous tour to Brazil, to Sao Paulo, hosted by our friends at SESC
, and to Rio de Janeiro
. Our sets have now gone on to Porto Alegre where we will perform as part of the Festival Porto Alegre Em Cena
from 6th-11th December 2011. Then our caravan will cross the Cordillera des Andes to arrive in Santiago, in Chili, where will perform as part of the Santiago a Mil
festival from 4th-22nd January 2012.
And our film, yes, your film, you may well say...
As well you know, we haven't yet finished shooting our film, but we haven't abandoned it either! Despite certain financial constraints, we will continue it – in an artisanal way! - in March and April 2012, thanks to the funds that our generous supporters have enabled us to acquire, and then again in June 2012, with the full 'ciné-theatre' team. If you still wish to participate in the wonderful and necessary common effort to create this film, and become a 'Great Subscriber', you are still very welcome – please join the Subscription Programme today!
Wishing you a very happy end to 2011,
The Théâtre du Soleil