James Thiérrée returns to Sydney Festival with Tabac Rouge
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James Thiérrée returns to Sydney Festival with Tabac Rouge

LAST UPDATED // Friday, 22 August 2014 13:20 Written by // Garrett Bithell

James Thiérrée’s Tabac Rouge will be one of the centrepiece shows of Sydney Festival 2015

In January 2015, James Thiérrée will return to Sydney Festival with Tabac Rouge, his largest and most extravagant work to date. Acrobat, musician, dancer, actor, mime, choreographer – Thiérrée is recognised as one of the world’s greatest and most creative contemporary circus performers.

Sydney Festival 2015 will make Thiérrée’s fourth time at the annual arts and culture event, after sell-out seasons of Junebug Symphony (2003), Bright Abyss (2006) and Au Revoir Parapluie (2008).

Tabac Rouge will transport the audience to the dark and delirious world of a disillusioned ruler, a King Lear or Prospero, haunted by images of beauty and chaos. A feature of this physically daring production is the set’s enormous contraption, ‘la trame’. Constructed from a giant scaffold of pipes, mirrors and wheels, the set becomes as much a part of the show as the cast, becoming completely integrated with the action. Thiérrée will be joined by a highly skilled cast of performers and dancers who rise and fall, reflect and refract in the many mirrors on stage and move in and out of the incredible, ground-breaking set.

[Image] Tabac-Rouge. Photo: Richard Haughton

Sydney Theatre, Walsh Bay, January 8-11, 13-18, 20-23. Bookings www.sydneyfestival.org.au/tabac

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Garrett Bithell

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Garrett Bithell is the editor of CULT Magazine.

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