The Man of Clay | Le Jardin des Délices (France)
duration: 50’ | age recommendation: 10+
creators : Nathan Israël and Luna Rousseau | conception and interpretation: Nathan Israël, Laureate of the Prix d’Encouragement SACD for Juggling creativity | director, dramaturgy, staging and voice-off: Luna Rousseau | text : Claude Louis-Combet | original score: Théó Girard | original lighting: Patrice Besombes | thanks to Vincent Maire
The mud man is a figure, a myth. He is in every one of us – the primal being, always struggling, to live, to stand, to speak; the juggler who keeps throwing when everything falls, the tree that keeps growing whilst everything around sinks.
An intense physical performance that turns towards those existential feelings we often keep distant: solitude of the soul, our terror of falling and the disturbing desire to return back to mud. Sculptural, sensuous, dark and humorous.
Le Jardin des Délices is a circus company established by Nathan Israël and Luna Rousseau. They are both creators, one on stage, the other as director. The company uses humour while working with the figure of a monster which can be interpreted as the individual who does not fit to norm - in a way, that is the true definition of a circus artist.
Church of Lukiškės Prison
tickets: from 13,20 Eur | available at Tiketa box offices* (buy online)
* You can find Tiketa box office at the Arts Printing House
** People who are late may be not allowed inside if it disturbs the performance