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Compagnie Le Phalène

 

Contemporary Magic has been undergoing something of a boom in France over the past few years. Thierry Collet is one of the foremost mentalists on the subsidized theatre circuit. His solid reputation in France’s various national and regional theatres has been built up due to an average of around 150 performances annually.

For Thierry, magic tricks are not an end in themselves but an instrument of an author’s intentions. These shows, which are both joyous and disturbing at the same time, question our freedom of thinking, and look into our need to believe. They question what happens when we consent to things and the way we submit to authority. “I don’t do magic to make people fall asleep, but rather to wake them up” says Thierry Collet.

 
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TRUE / FALSE (delete as appropriate) 

A small-scale magic and teater show based on mind manipulation

TRUE/FALSE is a show that uses mind magic in an interactive and theatrical way. The show kicks off in a way similar to a scientific conference. The ensuing optical illusions amuse and intrigue the audience, and bring illusion into the realm of rational thinking. However, the psychological experiments and magic effects rapidly take on a more worrying, disturbing tone. The mentalist starts to guess words chosen in secret by members of the audience, reveals their memories and innermost thoughts, and predicts their choices in advance. In this way, the show brings into question what conditions us in the making of our choices and forming of our opinions and beliefs.

 Devised by Michel Cerda and Thierry Collet

Magic effects created and performed by Thierry Collet

 
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VERDADERO/ FALSO (tache lo que no corresponda) 

Pequeña forma mágica y teatral en torno de la manipulación mental

Verdadero/falso es un espectáculo de mentalismo a la vez interactivo y teatral. Empieza de modo conferencial sobre el tema de las percepciones. Las ilusiones ópticas intrigan y divierten. Pero rápidamente los experimentos psicológicos y los efectos de magía se vuelven más perturbadores. Nos hacen cuestionar nuestro espíritu crítico, nuestra libertad de pensar y también nuestra capacidad a dudar de lo que vemos. ¿ Podemos convivir en la misma sociedad, pertenecer a un grupo social, y no pensar todos del mismo modo?

 Concebida por Thierry Collet en colaboración con Michel Cerda

Interpretado por Lauren Legras 

Traducion : Ludvina Peralès

 
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Dans la peau d'un magicien (versione italiana)

Attraverso questa nuova creazione, Thierry Collet mescola racconti di vita e trucchi di magia per evocare il mondo interiore del prestigiatore. Invita gli spettatori a un incontro molto personale, svelando loro la sua passione per la magia, esponendo il percorso iniziatico che lo ha portato a farne un mestiere. Thierry ritorna sulle esperienze fondatrici e le “grandi illusioni” che hanno costellato il suo percorso, l’ossessione di una pratica gestuale e corporale esigente basata sulla sfida, il desiderio di confrontarsi costantemente con l’impossibile, il gusto per il segreto e la menzogna, il bisogno di costruire un mistero per il proprio pubblico. 

deazione e interpretazione Thierry Collet
regia Éric Didry
traduzione Andrea Redavid