WORLD STAGES: Les Souffleurs commandos poétiques, Tokyo Theatre Company KAZE & Les Souffleurs commandos poétiques (Japan & France)
U.S. PREMIERE! Tokyo Theatre Company KAZE and Les Souffleurs commandos poétiques present a site-specific performance to create spontaneous, peaceful, and meaningful poetic interruptions as an endeavor to slow down the world.
- Mar. 28 - 30, 2014
- Throughout the Center
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Tokyo Theatre Company KAZE and Les Souffleurs commandos poétiques
Les Souffleurs commandos poétiques
Conceived by Olivier Comte
"In this day and age, when huge amounts of information can be distributed widely and instantaneously, here is an endeavor that uses the human voice to deliver words personally, from one person to another."
--Kahoku Shimpo (Sendai)
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Since 2007, Tokyo Theatre Company KAZE has been collaborating with France's nontraditional performance company Les Souffleurs commandos poétiques, a collective of artists world-renowned for their installations in public areas of everyday life. Led by award-winning actor, writer, and artist Olivier Comte, these souffleurs ("whisperers") use tenderness as a provocative posture--appearing seemingly out of nowhere to whisper secrets, poems, and other literary and philosophical expressions into the ears of passers-by through long hollow canes they call rossignols ("nightingales"). Their intent: to create spontaneous, peaceful, and meaningful poetic interruptions as an endeavor to slow down the world.
In English. FREE EVENT, No Tickets Required.
Part of WORLD STAGES: International Theater Festival 2014
Presenting Underwriter HRH Foundation
Major support is provided by David and Alice Rubenstein.
Additional support is provided by A. Huda and Samia Farouki, The Florence Gould Foundation, The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, Amalia Perea Mahoney and William Mahoney, The Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater, and the State Plaza Hotel.
International government support is provided by the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China, the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the United States, the Embassy of Israel in the United States, the Canada Council for the Arts, The National Theatre of Iceland, and the Japan Foundation.
Major support for education and related artistic programming is provided by David and Alice Rubenstein through the Rubenstein Arts Access Program, the National Committee for the Performing Arts, and the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts.
International Programming at the Kennedy Center is made possible through the generosity of the Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts.