02 - 20 May 2018

  • Singspiele

    Photo credit: Stephan Rouaud

  • Singspiele

    Photo credit: Benjamin Lebreton

  • Singspiele

    Photo credit: Benjamin Lebreton

  • Singspiele

    Photo credit: Benjamin Lebreton

France | Irish Premiere

Singspiele
(Maguy Marin)

Dozens of characters make an appearance in this fascinating one-man show by the fearless and celebrated French choreographer Maguy Marin.

Using simple props, actor David Mambouch skilfully creates a moving gallery of portraits in this intriguing, austere performance. His own identity is concealed behind a succession of printed images of faces – some are familiar, others are not. Adopting and shedding personas as often as his costumes, he switches from one identity to another, expertly adjusting his gestures and posture to each. Male and female, old and young, celebrities and strangers: his precisely timed movements describe his characters without uttering a single word.

Singspiele is a show about listening, about hearing the stories held behind mute faces and acknowledging our primal need to be recognised.

Concept: Maguy Marin
Performer: David Mambouch
Set Designer: Benjamin Lebreton
Executive producer: extrapole
Coproducers: Théâtre Garonne, Daejeon Arts Center, Latitudes prod, Marseille Objectif danse, Compagnie Maguy Marin, Ad Hoc , extrapole

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Project Arts Centre, Space Upstairs

  • Dates
    Wed 24, Thu 25 May
  • Times
    8pm
  • Duration
    60 mins (no interval)
  • Cost
    €25 full price / €20 conc.

“The actor David Mambouch… firmly holds the reins of this performance, surrendering his body like modelling clay to all the ages and body types whose faces he impersonates” - Le Monde

“This solo, driven by the excellent David Mambouch, is the most understated and concentrated piece Marin has created in a long time” - Artistik Rezo

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