9th Festival 1999

Main programme

Freitag 05. Nov. und Samstag 06. Nov. // 19.30 – 20.30 Uhr
Sonntag 07. Nov. // 11.00 – 12.00 Uhr und 17.30 – 18.30 Uhr

Compagnie Turak, Lyon

»2 π R«

Objekttheater von Michel Laubu für Erwachsene und Kinder


Konzeption, Inszenierung und Spiel:

Michel Laubu


Stéphane Négrin

Eine Ausstellung von Objekten Michel Laubus ist ab 1 Stunde vor Beginn der Aufführungen im Foyer des Kellertheaters zu besichtigen.

Potatoes, wood, fruit, material – nature bestows an abundance of gifts upon us. A man, a table and small figures that gradually appear to develop lives of their own. In poetic-comical pictures, objects approach each other and assume a strange relationship to each other on the thin line between the motionless and the living.

This magical short piece from and with Michel Laubu belongs to the strikingly different theatrical events of last season. Laubu creates a world, which, in this age of over-stimulation, is probably only possible on stage: a world of fantasy. Without language and without technical expense, he manages to grip the audience – adults and children equally.

Michael Laubu was born in 1961 in Creutzwald (near Forbach). While still a child, he made objects out of cardboard and tried his hand as a little musician by using all kinds of materials. His first piece with objects and puppets was performed in numerous schools in 1979. In 1981 Laubu began studying stage design and drama at the university of Nancy and took an interest in oriental theater forms.

With »Le poulailler« (»The Henhouse«), he created a »travelling theater« piece which took place in a suitcase and also led him through several German cities. In 1985 he founded the object theater, Turak, which appeared throughout France, as well as in many other European countries and added approximately one new production and changing cast per year. The last two productions »Nid de galets« (»Nest of Pebbles«) and »2 π R« were sold out for four weeks at the Théâtre de la Cité internationale in Paris at the beginning of 1999.

Uraufführung: 22.01.1999, Paris

Produktion: Turak, Lyon

Das Gastspiel erfolgt mit freundlicher Unterstützung von AFAA – Association Française d'Action Artistique / Ministère des Affaires Etrangères, Paris, und Instituts français, Leipzig und Berlin.