on demand until 20 December
It was in the month of March 2020 that the world as a whole and life as Iris knew it - totally changed. France went into lockdown. A pandemic, which especially targeted elderly persons, was on the rampage. People are confined to their homes. In nursing homes, residents are imprisoned in their rooms. Fear spreads, and streets become deserted. Iris Dupont is in solitary lock down, experiencing this new way of life as the days, weeks and months go by.
On the 1st May 2020, in a small village in France, Madame Iris Dupont risks everything when she decides to escape and go outside.
THE ESCAPE OF IRIS DUPONT is a mask theatre piece created during COVID 19 lockdown.
"Delightfully universal...The action is well paced and never stops long enough to wallow in itself." - Nick Awde, The Other National Theatre (read more)
Your on-demand ticket gives you access to the performance video to watch at your convenience, plus the recording of the watch party discussion with the artists and festival directors.
Nominated for the Voila! Europe OffFest Award.
CREDITS The Escape of Iris DupontOriginal concept: Freya Stang
Director: Freya StangCast (on and back stage): Freya Stang, Corinne Faucon, Rika DeryckereScenography: Rika DeryckereMasks: Freya StangSeamstress / puppets: Francoise SchiraSound design: Didier PeigleLighting: Didier Peigle
Filmed Theatre Show, 03 July 20, at the Galerie Vidourle, SauveCamera: Khaim Seligmann
FILMCast: Freya StangFilm / Camera: Elisabeth MazauricSound: Didier PeigleLarge Marionettes: Solenne CapmasPhotos: Elisabeth Mazauric
Thank you to the artists and all of those on the streets of Sauve 1st May 2020.
How Iris Dupont started her journey:
On the 1st May 2020 during COVID 19 lockdown in France, two friends Elisabeth Mazauric and Freya Stang made good use of their daily allowed 60 minutes exercise. Together, whilst social distancing from each other, they went on an adventure through their village. One wearing a protective mask and carrying a camera - the other bearing an expressive theatre mask of Iris Dupont and a walking stick.
More information: www.simsalabimproductions.com
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