• Theater

ALICE TRAVERSE LE MIROIR (ALICIA A TRAVÉS DEL ESPEJO)

By Lewis Caroll and Fabrice Melquiot | Staging by Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota

France

  • French with Spanish subtitles
  • +8 años

This new interpretation of Lewis Caroll’s classic proves that, when one mirror looks into another, reality becomes infinite.


Alice has grown up a lot since she fell down the rabbit hole. She’s now seven and a half and this time the young heroine’s adventures don’t happen by accident but are intentional and she chooses to go through the looking glass into an upside-down world. A lot of courage and curiosity is needed and Alice has all this and more: she knows how important Wonderland is given the tedium of reality and that she must keep her eyes wide open to everything that’s not just simply deja .

Cast and crew


By: Lewis Caroll and Fabrice Melquiot | Staging: Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota | With: Jauris Casanova, Valérie Dashwood, Philippe Demarle, Sandra Faure, Sarah Karbasnikoff, Stéphane Krähenbühl, Gérald Maillet, Walter N’guyen, Isis Ravel | A production by Théâtre de la Ville, Paris.

Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota

Director

Through many mirrors

Of French and Portuguese descent and with studies in psychology, philosophy and theater, he began his career as a director in 1992 and was named artistic director first of the Comédie de Reims (in 2002) and then of the prestigious Théâtre de la Ville in Paris (in 2008). Since 2011, he’s also been directing the Autumn Festival in Paris. Passionate about twentieth-century theater, he directed a stunning production of Rhinoceros by Ionesco and has staged plays by authors such as Pirandello, Brecht, Camus and Fabrice Melquiot. This brilliant multilingual artist embodies a theater without frontiers, which moves freely between artistic disciplines and countries.

Fabrice Melquiot

Playwright

Theater for new audiences

Author of around 60 theater plays that have been translated and performed all over the world, he’s also written songs and poems as well as working as a theater director. In 2008, he received the Béatrix Dussane-André Roussin Young Theater award from the French Academy for his theater work and in 2018 the Young Dramatic Literature award for his piece Les Séparables. He’s directed the Am Stram Gram Theater in Geneva since 2012, an international center for creation and resources for early childhood and adolescence.

—It’s an actual game of mirrors, where ‘realities’ overlap and characters from other stories make an appearance, such as Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz, Zazie from the book Zazie in the Metro by Raymond Queneau and a girl from today’s world. It’s visual madness, spiced up with a soundtrack that includes everything from Over the Rainbow to Space Oddity.

—It’s a good way of introducing children to the absurd. Even so, the narrative gives a sense of being guided through the madness, with Alice having to visit the eight squares of a chess board to become queen and hold a party. In other words, parents need not worry, because there’s a chronology, order and even a reward at the end.

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