All saints'Day 2008
The All Saints’ Day shows will take you to the island of Java and then to the banks of the Ganges in India. Between death and rebirth the idea of eternity blossoms, beyond the ephemeral, beyond the cycles of life and death.
Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th October 2008 at 8pm (except Sundays, at 5pm)
Claude Lévi-Strauss Theater – Show rate
The Gange at Banaras, reborn in India
Photographs and production: Serge Koutchinsky
Artistic design: Alain Weber
with the Bhajan devotional songs ensemble "Mahesa Ram" and the Teratali sacred dancers of Rajasthan
This original show will tackle the subject of death via the mystical songs and dances of Rajasthan, which will be accompanied by the magnificent photos and filmed images produced by Serge Koutchinsky, dedicated to the Manikarnika Ghat – the cremation ghat of Banaras. On this quest for eternal deliverance, cremation suddenly becomes a liberation, putting an end to the reincarnation cycle. This ritual of fire and water will be glorified by the mystical poems of the poet Mira Baï which will be sung by the caste of poets Meghwal, and by the scared dance Teratali performed by the Kamad dancers.
Co-production: musée du quai Branly - Arts276/Automne en Normandie
Executive production: Zaman Arts
Thursday October 30th to Sunday November 2nd 2008 at 8pm (except Sundays, at 5pm)
Claude Lévi-Strauss Theater- free entry, limited places