A room in the city from the Comedy of Valence

A room in the city from the Comedy of Valence


A room in the city is a romantic encounter in a non-theatrical space, texts (French and foreign authors), actors, and the audience. Initiated in 2011 at the first festival de théâtre Ambivalence(s) (theater festival of Ambivalences) in France, the project has since evolved and is composed of a repertoire of room theater. An experience to discover or rediscover. Theater that questions the profound place of the audience and the actor. A room in the city is a theatrical innovation presented for the first time in China, and to be accessible to everyone, it will be presented in three languages. Marie Nimier & Sheng Keyi just wrote two new texts for the Chinese premiere.

BEIJING June 14th 、16th Kempinski Hotel

The night just before the forest : bursts


A lone man on stage telling his troubles, prompted by alcohol and loneliness. The text is repeated, varied, amplified, distorted, jerky in rhythm, rendering an extraordinary power and flexibility of dialogue with oneself. La nuit juste avant les forêts exposes the man to his own questions, which, when shared with others remain misunderstood. French actor Cyril Dubreuil, performs Bernard-Marie Koltès' play in Chinese. The actor's performance, expressing himself in the local language, adds a beautiful aspect of introspection that echos the feelings any foreigner may have when immersed in a culture that isn't their own.

CHENGDU April 24th 、25th Sichuan People Theater

HANGZHOU April 27th 、28th Hangzhou Library

SHANGHAI April 30th 、May 1st Ke Art Center

ZHUHAI May 2nd 、3rd V12 Theater of Zhuhai

GUANGZHOU May 4th 、5th Theater nº13

WUHAN May 6th Jianghan University 、May 9th Wuhan University

WUZHEN May 11th 、12th Wuzhen Theater

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The mirror - Asphodèles Theater

Motivated by the desire to connect cultures, genres, people, and times, the company Théâtre des Asphodèles continues to further this theatrical process : the meeting of the artistic and the human between commedia dell'arte and Chinese opera, French slam and Shanxi chants, video and calligraphy. We're in 1638 France. A young countess representing the French nobility awaits a visit by a Chinese princess, she wants to meet and represent her country and strengthen the ties of friendship and trust between the two countries, that have been broken in the past by their fathers' mistakes. Four actor-acrobat-singers, two Chinese and two French, bring us into an original story of successive scences that reflect the differences that bring us closer. A mirror that is able to speak (a video screen), plunges us to the heart of the plot then returns a reflection of each of our insides. Through interactive imagery and slam, it inverts the order of time and will disrupt Italian and Chinese tradition to bring out the best in modernity. Will Arlequin see the Monkey King dormant in him?

BEIJING May 15th 19:30 Star Theater

Foam of the daze

Boris Vian, one of the most controversial French writers of the XXth Century, is staged and performed in Beijing by the French director Carole Ventura, and accompanied by the pianist Moreno Donadel. It's the story of Colin, 'very nice, he's almost always in a good mood, and the rest of the time he sleeps'. Colin wants to fall in love, and when he meets Chloe, the die is cast. The story of their love, will become one of the most heartrending in modern literature. The actress performs many different characters and recreates a jazz melody on a surreal universe that is sufficiently lacking gratitude for Colin's growing heart as he becomes unable to live in peace in his shrinking home.

BEIJING May 17th 、18th 19:30 、May 19th 19:00 Star Theater

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