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théâtre national de nice

2017-18 season

théâtre national de nice

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peer gynt

based on the work by Henrik Ibsen
adapted & directed by Irina Brook
poetry by Sam Shepard - music by Iggy Pop

with Helene Arntzen, Frøydis Arntzen Dale, Diego Asensio, Jerry Di Giacomo, Scott Koehler, Mireille Maalouf, Roméo Monteiro, Damien Petit, Margherita Pupulin, Pascal Reva, Augustin Ruhabura, Gen Shimaoka, Shantala Shivalingappa, Ingvar Sigurdsson choreography Pascale Chevroton stage design Noëlle Ginefri wardrobe Magali Castellan masks Cécile Kretschmar assisted by Sarah Dureuil lighting Arnaud Jung set assistant Geoffrey Carey set intern assistant Alyssa Hughlett produced by Le Théâtre National de Nice - CDN Nice Côte d’Azur Peer Gynt was first performed at the Salzburg Festival in July 2012. This show was re-staged at the Théâtre National de Nice from 25 September to 18 October 2014 as well as at the Barbican in London from 8 to 11 October 2014. English with French subtitles

After Peer Gynt‘s huge success, opening Irina Brook’s first season in Nice, the show is back for one night only before going on tour. The director transports Ibsen's tale into the 21st century, interconnecting cultures, myths and genres. Sam Shepard overhauled Ibsen's poetry using modern, musical language, while Iggy Pop's two original songs provide the perfect finishing touch in transforming this anti-hero into a quirky rock'n'roller. An international, multi-talented cast recreates the different worlds that Peer must travel through, from his childhood village to down-town New York via the sensual Kingdom of Trolls.

Icelandic stage and film star Ingvar Sigurdsson is an electrifying Peer Gynt alongside breath-taking Indian dancer Shantala Shivalingappa in the role of Solveig, his loyal lover. Leading Lebanese actress Mireille Maalouf plays the role of a simultaneously tragic and hilarious mother figure.

This crazy adventure takes us deep within ourselves, bringing us face-to-face with the simple question: "Who am I?"
2015-16 season
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